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Residential Rental Agreement

This rental (the “Rental”) dated this of , is by and between


[LandLord.Name] (the “Landlord”) and [Tentant.Name] (the “Tenant”).
In consideration of the Landlord renting the below listed property to the Tenant, the Tenant renting the property from the Landlord, and the benefits,
responsibilities, and restrictions listed in this rental agreement, all parties listed above agree to the following terms:

A) Rented Property

1. Landlord agrees to rent the property located at [Property.Street] [Property.City], [Property.State] [Property.Zip] (the “Property”) to the Tenant for use as
a residential accommodation. Tenant agrees to use the Property solely as a single-family place of residence for themselves, their dependents, and
additional occupants approved by the Landlord. Furthermore, Tenant agrees not to use the Property as a place of business or commercial operation.

2. Tenant agrees not to allow any individuals to reside at the Property, unless they are (a) the Tenant’s direct dependents, or (b) have been approved as
additional occupants by the Landlord in writing.

3. Landlord acknowledges that Tenant has a right to allow guests at the Property from time to time. Thus, Tenant may allow guests into the Property for
up to fourteen (14) consecutive days without requiring written consent from the Landlord. Guests residing at the Property for longer than fourteen (14)
days may only do so with prior written consent from the Landlord.

4. The Landlord acknowledges and approves the following animals or pets for residence at the Property, pursuant to the additional terms of this rental
agreement:
[Pet.Description]

5. Smoking is prohibited inside the Property at all times. Tenant agrees not to smoke inside the Property’s interior structure, and acknowledges the
responsibility to prevent any dependents or guests from smoking inside the property at any time.

B) Term

1. The term of this rental agreement begins on [Agreement.StartDate] and ends at [Agreement.EndDate]. Occupancy of the Property by the Tenant or
their dependents past this date will require an additional rental agreement, or an addendum to this agreement extending it’s effective date.

C) Rent

1. The monthly rent for the Property is $500 per month.

2. The Tenant is responsible for delivering monthly rent in full on or before the 1st business day of each month each month during the terms of this rental
agreement.

3. The Tenant agrees to pay a $25.00 late fee for any monthly rent delivered on or after the 2nd business day of each month.

D) Security & Pet Deposits

1. Prior to commencing residence at the Property, Tenant agrees to pay the following deposits:

i. $[Deposit.Amount] refundable security deposit

ii. $[PetDeposit.Amount] non-refundable pet deposit

2. The Landlord agrees to return any refundable deposits listed at the conclusion of Tenant’s occupancy of the Property.

3. The Landlord reserves the right to make deductions from any refundable deposits listed for the following reasons:

. Repair of walls due to damage beyond normal wear and tear

i. Painting required for damage beyond normal wear and tear

ii. Plumbing or plumbing fixture repairs

iii. Replacement or repair of windows, doors, screens, or other fixtures

iv. Repair to floor coverings beyond normal wear and tear

v. Any additional repairs, cleaning, or remediation beyond normal wear and tear cause by tenant misuse or neglect during occupancy.

E) Quiet Enjoyment

1. The Landlord agrees to allow the Tenant to peacefully and quietly occupy the Property listed in this agreement in consideration of monthly rent & any
associated fees.
F) Inspections

1. The Landlord reserves the right to conduct periodic inspections of the Property throughout the duration of the rental agreement.

G) Property Modifications

1. The tenant agrees to refrain from performing any construction, remodeling, additions, or other modifications or improvements to the Property without
prior written consent from the Owner.

H) Utilities

1. The Tenant is solely responsible for arrangement for utility services and payment of fees associated with such services, including (but not limited to)
the following:

i. Electric

ii. Gas

iii. Water

iv. Internet/Phone/TV

v. Garbage Collection

I) Insurance

1. The Tenant acknowledges that the Landlord’s property insurance does not cover the Tenant’s personal property. The Landlord accepts no liability for
damage or loss to the Tenant’s personal property for any reason. The Tenant acknlowledges their responsibility to obtain appropriate Renters’
Insurance to protect the value of their personal belongings.

J) Abandonment

1. If Tenant chooses to abandon the Property at any time during the lease, the Landlord reserves the right to enter the property without consent.

2. The Landlord reserves the right to dispose of any personal belongings left behind by the tenant, and furthermore reserves the right to rent the Property
to additional occupants, and hold the Tenant financially responsible for any difference between the monthly rent that would have been paid under this
rental agreement, and the rental payment under any additional rental agreements with subsequent Property occupants.

K) Governing Law

1. It is intended that this rental agreement be conducted and executed fully in accordance with the laws of the State of [Property.State].

L) Legal Fees

1. In the event that any legal action is filed in relation to this rental agreement, both Tenant and Landlord agree that the successful party’s legal fees and
associated costs will be fully reimbursed by the other party.

M) Amendments

1. Any amendments, extensions, or other modifications to this rental agreement will require written approval by both the Tenant and Landlord in order to
be considered valid.

N) Property Maintenance

1. Tenant agrees to perform reasonable maintenance to keep the Property in a generally acceptable condition throughout the term of this rental
agreement.

2. Major maintenance or repairs not associated with the Tenant’s neglect or misuse of the Property will be the sole financial responsibility of the Landlord.

3. The Tenant agrees to perform reasonable maintenance and upkeep of the Property’s lawn, parking areas, sidewalks, driveways, and other exterior
areas.

O) General Property Use


1. The Tenant will not conduct any illegal activity on the Property at any time.

2. The Tenant will maintain the Property in an orderly and presentable fashion at all times.

3. The Tenant will not allow any noise or nuisance that disturbs occupants of adjacent properties.

4. The Tenant agrees not to leave the Property unattended for longer than seven (7) consecutive days.

5. At the conclusion of this rental agreement, Tenant agrees to cease occupance and return the Property fully to the Landlord in a condition equal to when
the Property was initially occupied by the Tenant.

P) Carbon Monoxide Alarm

1. Landlord agrees to provide functional Carbon Monoxide Alarms, placed appropriately within the Property. The Landlord will ensure the continued
operation of these alarms during subsequent inspections of the Property.

2. The Tenant will conduct monthly tests of all Carbon Monoxide alarms, and will immediately notify the Landlord of any damaged or non-functioning
alarms.

3. No individual will damage, modify, or otherwise disable any Carbon Monoxide Alarms located within the Property.

Q) Hazardous Materials

1. The Tenant agrees not to store or keep any hazardous materials on the Property at any time beyond those generally acceptable for household use.

R) Contact

1. Tenant may be contacted at the above listed Property’s address for any matter related to this rental agreement, or by phone at [Tenant.Phone].

2. Landlord may be contacted by mail at [Landlord.Street] [Landlord.City], [Landlord.State] [Landlord.Zip], or by phone at [Landlord.Phone].

S) Additional Provisions

1. All monthly rent and fees will be paid in U.S. Dollars.

2. Any waiver by the Landlord of Tenant’s failure to uphold any aspect of this rental agreement should not be construed as approval of or waiver of
subsequent agreement violations, defaults, or other defaults.

3. No locks may be added or modified on the Property’s interior or exterior without prior written consent from the Landlord.

4. In the event of a payment for monthly rent being cancelled by the Tenant’s financial institution due to insufficient funds, Tenant agrees to pay a fee of
$25.00 to the Landlord in addition to any late fees.

5. This rental agreement represents the entire agreement between the Landlord and Tenant. Any other communications prior to the commencement date
of this agreement are considered invalid.

6. The Tenant will indemnify and hold the Landlord harmless from all liabilities, fines, lawsuits, claims, or other actions arising from the Tenant’s activities
while an occupant of the Property.

7. The Tenant agrees that the Landlord will not be held liable for any injury, theft, or death that occurs during the Tenant’s occupancy of the Property.

8. For purposes of calculating monthly rental due dates and associated late fees, all calendar days will be considered business days, with the exception
of Saturdays, Sundays, and U.S. National Holidays.

Approval & Signature


9. In witness whereof, both parties duly affix their signatures and agree to abide by the terms of this rental agreement.

10.

11. Commercial Property Rental Agreement THIS INDENTURE of lease is made at [City] this [Day, Month] of [Year], between [Lessor Name], Son of
[Lessor’s Father Name] resident of [Address Line 1, Address Line 2, City, State, Pin Code], (hereinafter called “the Lessor”, which expression shall,
unless repugnant to the context and meaning include his heirs, successors, administrators and assigns) of the ONE PART and [Lessee Name], Son of
[Lessee’s Father Name] resident of [Address Line 1, Address Line 2, City, State, Pin Code], (hereinafter called “the Lessee”, which expression shall,
unless repugnant to the context and meaning, include its successors and assigns) of the OTHER PART. WHEREAS the lessor is absolutely seized
and possessed or otherwise well and sufficiently entitled to the premises at [Lease Property Address, Address Line 1, Address Line 2, City, State, Pin
Code] with a total area of [Lease Property Area] square feet. AND WHEREAS on the request of the Lessee, the Lessor has agreed to grant lease in
respect of the demised premises for a term of [Lease Term in Months or Years] in the manner hereinafter appearing. NOW THIS DEED WITNESSETH
AS FOLLOWS: 1. In pursuance of the said agreement and in consideration of the rent hereby reserved and of the covenants, conditions and
stipulations hereinafter contained and on the Lessee’s part to be paid, observed and performed, THE LESSOR HEREBY DEMISES UNTO THE
LESSEE ALL THAT the building situated at [Lease Property Address, Address Line 1, Address Line 2, City, State, Pin Code] and hereinafter called as
the demised premises, TOGETHER WITH ALL the fixtures and fitting therein, TOGETHER WITH the electrical installations and together with the right
for the Leesse, its employees, servants, agents, customers and persons authorized by the lessor to use the entrances, doorways, entrance hall,
staircases, landings and passages in the demised premises for the purpose of ingress thereto, TO HOLD the demised premises unto the Lessee for
the period of [Lease Term in Months or Years] only commencing from the [Lease Deed Start Date] and determined on [Lease Deed Signing Date] but
determinable earlier as hereinafter provided PAYING therefor unto the Lessor during the said term monthly rent of Rs. [Lease Amount per Month]
payable by the [Date of Monthly Payment] of each succeeding calendar month to which it relates. 2. The lessee hereby covenants with the lessor as
follows: a. To pay the rent as aforesaid on the days and in the manner aforesaid. b. To pay the electricity bills for the electricity consumed for lighting
the demised premises and for operation of air conditioners, fans, computers and electrical appliances in the demised premises. c. Not to make any
structural alterations into or upon the demised premises or make any alterations or additions to the external appearance or any part of the demised
premises without the previous consent of the Lessor in writing. d. To use the demised premises for office purposes of the Lessee. e. Not to do or suffer
to be done in or upon the demised premises or other parts of the said building in common with other persons anything whatsoever, which may be or
become a nuisance or annoyance to or in any way interfere with the quite or comfort of the Lessor or other Lessees and occupiers of the said building.
f. Not to place or keep or permit to be placed or kept on the demised premises any offensive, dangerous or highly inflammable or explosive material or
any other article or things, which may constitute a danger, nuisance or annoyance to the demised or surrounding premises or the owners or occupiers
thereof. g. Not to sub-let, transfer, assign or part with the possession of the demised premises or any part thereof. h. To permit the Lessor, his
servants, employees or agents duly authorized by him to enter into and upon the demised premises at all reasonable times for viewing the condition of
the demised premises or doing such works or things as may be requisite or necessary for any repairs, alterations, servicing or improvements to the
demised premises. i. To hand over the peaceful possession of the demised premises at the end or the sooner determination of the said term together
with all the Lessors fixtures and fittings in as good condition as received, fair wear and tear, damage by fire, acts of God, riots or other civil unrest, war,
enemy action and/or other cause not within the control of the Lessee, being excepted. j. Not to obstruct or suffer to be obstructed the entrance hall,
entrances, doorways, passages, staircase or lifts. k. To replace all broken fittings and fixtures by equally good or better substitutes. l. To insure and
keep the demised premises insured against loss or damages by fire with an insurance company approved in writing by the Lessor for an amount which
shall not be less than 3. To Lessor doth hereby covenant with the Lessee as follows: a. That on the Lessee paying the rent on the due dates thereof
and in the manner herein provided and observing and performing the convents, conditions and stipulations herein contained and on his part to be
observed and performed, shall peaceably and quietly hold, possess and enjoy the demised premises during the term without any interruption,
disturbance, claim and demand by the Lessor or any person lawfully claiming under or trust for the Lessor. b. To keep the interior, exterior of the
demised premises, the drainage thereof in good and tenable repair and condition. c. To keep the entrance, doorways, entrance halls, staircases,
lobbies and passages in the said building leading to demised premises well and sufficiently cleaned and lighted at his own expense. d. To pay rates,
taxes, assessment, duties, cess, impositions, outgoings and burdens whatsoever payable to State or local or other authority, which may at any time or
from time to time during the term hereby created be imposed or charged upon the demised premises. 4. It is hereby agreed and declared that these
presents are on the express condition, that if the rent or any part thereof payable in respect of the demised premises shall be in arrears for a period of
[two months] or by if the Lessee shall omit to perform or observe any covenants or conditions on the Lessee’s part herein contained, the Lessor may
re-enter upon the demised premises provided that the Lessor has served a notice to the Lessee and a period of [one month] has elapsed after the
issue of such notice, the Lessee does not pay the rent or does not perform or observe the covenant or condition and thereupon this demise and all
rights of the Lessee hereunder shall determined. 5. This Lease Deed shall be executed in duplicate. The original shall be retained by the Lessor and
the duplicate by the Lessee. 6. The marginal notes and the catch lines hereto are meant only for convenience of references and shall not in any way be
taken into account in the interpretation of there presents. IT IS HEREBY EXPRESSLY AGREED BETWEEN THE PARTIES AS FOLLOWS: a. The
lessee shall be entitled to erect fittings, fixtures, wooden partitions, cabins or make any such additions or alterations, as may be necessary for its use
by the Lessee; provided that the lessee shall remove the said fittings, fixtures, wooden partitions, cabins, additions or alterations and restore the
demised premises to the Lessor on the expiry of the term of sooner determination of the lease in the same condition as existed before making such
changes. b. If the lessor fails to pay the taxes, charges, assessments payable by him, or fails to carry out the necessary repairs and other work which
he has to carry out as provided herein, the Lessee may after [one month] notice in writing, pay, discharge and carry out the same at its own cost and
the Lessee may set off the same from the rent payable to the Lessor under these presents. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Lessor has set its hands
unto these presents and a duplicate hereof and the Lessee has caused its common seal to be affixed hereunder and a duplicate hereof on the day,
month and year first hereinabove written.

12.

How To Make A Commercial Shop/Store Lease?


When you wish to open a store of some kind in a shopping complex, isolated building or any spot of your
choice, you will need to prepare a store lease. The lease will be signed between the owner of the
business and the landlord.
Such leases are governed by the Rent Control Act and are binding. Hence, proceeding without a contract
is like leaving a ticking legal bomb.
Any individual above the age of 18 can enter into a commercial store lease. Companies and business too
can be the lessee in a store lease. Any person wishing to open a store in a place available for rent can
enter into a store lease.

What Should Be Included In The Contract?


Being different from a rental deed, a commercial store lease needs to pay attention to a host of clauses
that is necessary for a business. Let’s take a look at some such clauses

 Base rent, deposit, maintenance charges


 Addition/ alteration to structures
 Right to sublease
 Working hours in the property
 Consequences of breach of contract
 Terms and conditions of renewal
 Code compliance

Requirements To Make It Legally Valid


Following are the steps you need to take to ensure that your lease is legally valid.

1. Prepare and verify the contents of the contract.


2. Print the verified document on stamp paper of recommended value. The stamp duty may change
from state to state.
3. Place the names and signatures of landlord, tenant and witnesses in designated places.
4. Stamp paper is generally purchased by the tenant and who will also retain the original copy of the
lease. The landlord gets to keep a duplicate copy.
5. Registration is mandatory for any rental agreement for a duration of more than 11 months. Some
states mandate the registration even when the lease span is less than eleven months.

Like every other legal document, store leases also require that the names and addresses of Tenant,
Landlord, property being leased out and other valid entities to be clearly mentioned. The term of the lease
along with the interval and amount of payment too must be mentioned. The date on which the contract
begins, conditions of termination of contract and factors to be considered while renewing the contract
have to be spelled out too.
Store leases are different from rental deeds in both the format and the clauses included in it. Store leases
often allow the Tenant to build structures or incorporate changes to the existing structure so that the
business flourishes. Display structures, cabins, wall installments etc may be added. Because the addition/
removal of structures and renovation of the building is vital to the business, it needs to be clause in the
store lease.
To make a store lease legally valid, the prepared contract has to be printed on stamp paper of
recommended value, signatures of tenant, landlord and witnesses placed in designated places and
registered at the sub registrar office. Keep in mind that leases that are for a period of more than a year
must compulsorily be registered.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What are the factors to be considered while picking a place to set up a shop?
A lot of factors go into deciding a matter like this. As the very location of the shop and its construction is
vital to your business, pay attention to the following factors while looking for that perfect place.

 Quality of the frontage. Enough windows, right beside the street etc are factors are make sure
that your shop is seen and that customers walk in.
 Enough space. The place should be big enough to have room to allow customers to walk around.
Keep in mind that if you plan to put in structures on walls or sides, the space could diminish
considerably.
 Accessibility to and from main parts of the town
 Parking space for you and your customers and sometimes heavy vehicles to bring in goods.

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Nopes it is not mandatory to have minimum 11 months. However it is best practice to register any rental
agreement. Renter's act will not protect you unless agreement is registered. So for you to be protected
from such issues, register the agreement.

Firstly the rent / lease act inacted in 1908 is too old and need to be reviewed afresh in present scenario.
Many Indians live abroad on temporary or permanent basis. People went abroad might have their
residential properties back in India which they will occupy once back from frgein assignments. Those who
have no one to look after the property keep it vacant because of the “welknown” fear that the “tanent will
not vacate the premises”. Renewing lease agreement after every eleven months is just not possible. NRIs
on the other hand make investment in property but keep it vacant for the same reason. Now the point is,
why the agreement is not made for longer period and registered with the property registrar’s office.
Reason is simple - the moment you enter registrar’s office ( which is situated in court premises), the first
person you meet there is a TOUT, and some sort of exploitation. And anything goes wrong in spite of
agreement, whose you have to go - you do not know. Some countries have found solution to such
problems. Australia for example, there are Government registered property leasing agents, who complete
all formalities for a fee - which depends on the rent amount. Potential tanent inspects the property and all
installed gadgets and there condition is recorded. Tanent deposits a reasonable amount with the leasing
agent which is refunded when the person vacated the premises. Tanent has to hand over the premises in
same condition in which he hired it. Cost of any damage major or minor (white wash included) are
deducted from the amount. During lease period, the owner cannot visit the premises without prior
intimation. The lease can be for any length of period. There are absolutely no lease related disputes in
that country.

Hi. Can one shop have 2 lease agreements for two separate people? Is it legal for the committee to
accept two agreements for two different tenants for the same shop ?
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Simply to avoid registration fees and protect the property from unwarranted Tenants who don't evict that
easily. Every State has specific rent laws which governs this Landlord and Tenant relationship and it is
crucial to safeguard one's interest while preparing Rent Agreement.

Hi , I am renting my shop to a person . I have made a draft for renting the property . The person whom i
am renting the shop says that he needs the security deposit money first and then he will give me the
possession while leaving the shop . Can anyone tell me the exact rule ? Whether to take possession first
and give him deposit or give deposit and then possession .
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I have given 3 shops on rent long back may be in 1965 or 1970 by my father.This shops are pagdi
type.(LANDLORD OWNER).Till 2000 they were paying the rent.Now they stop paying rent .They have
made Gumasta and change the electricity bill in there name.But the Agreement is in our name.We are
paying rent to Landlord From 2000 upto now.They are not increaseing the rent nor vacating it.Landlord is
with us.How to vacant because we want it now,As my children have grown up.They want to do Buisness.I
also want to do so. Please show or direct me how can i vacant them as early as possible.
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The reason given for rent agreement for 11 months is totally false and cover for the brokers and property
agent. The provisions refereed in article Section 17 (d) which says "leases of immovable property from
year to year, or for any term exceeding one year, or reserving a yearly rent". Now understand the
difference between Lease, Rent Agreement and Leave & License; Lease is nothing but transfer of
ownership to the Lessee and it is basically governed by Transfer of Property Act, section 105. Rent
agreement is general term used to identify the documents whereby one person is granted right or license
to hold a certain property for specific purpose and period upon payment of certain consideration as Rent.
Whereas License is defined in Section 52 of the Indian Easement Act 1882 as, 'Where one person grants
to another, or to a definite number of other persons , a right to do, or continue to do, in or upon the
immovable property of the grantor, something which would, in the absence of such right, be unlawful, and
such right does not amount to an easement or an interest in the property, the right is called a licence. The
leave License should be for a maximum period of 60 months. The division bench of the Supreme Apex
court in its decision in Mohammad Ahmad & Anr vs Atma Ram Chauhan & Ors on 13 May, 2011 said that
....."If present and prevalent market rent assessed and fixed between the parties is paid by the tenant
then landlord shall not be entitled to bring any action for his eviction against such a tenant at least for a
period of 5 years. Thus for a period of 5 years the tenant shall enjoy immunity from being evicted from the
premises....." So I believe ignorance of law of common people is used by Brokers and agencies to fool the
people and get enhanced rent and brokerage every 11 months
Reply
Only one month deposit is legal. You contact some expert lawyer and serve him legal notice. I think
immediately he will come on the right way.Legal notice only is the correct solution.
Reply
most of the comments contain points NOT covered by the article as they may be looking as personal/not
general for an opinion. But reality is that people see an article to get solution to their own problems and
not general problems where the articles are dime a dozen.So please revise the article or add another
supplimentary one so that even people with "special problems get solution! Thanks for a nice article!!!
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I like the story seeing one shinning side other gloomy is if tenant jumped the written contract then owner
has to file civil suit and it is cumbersome in Indian corrupt judiciary. It minimum takes 15 years to get
verdict and then eviction notice again corrupt police atrocities. How much the owner profited over a time
renting the property with document or non-document ?????? Out of court settlement costs a big amount
then what owner received as rental income.
Some how no one has answered the question as to "Why rent agreements are only for 11 months?" Well
here is the real reason Today's rent agreements are no more 11 months. Yes - In the earlier days 11
months agreements were being signed. Real Estate Brokers usually work on a 1 month brokerage fee for
every one year of agreement term. So thats how the 11 months agreement rent goes to the Landlord and
the 1 month rent goes to the broker as brokerage. When a landlord/tenant get into a 2 or a 3 year
agreement the broker still used to get paid 1 months rent as fee. So to keep things under control, brokers
always scared the landlords to keep the agreement to 11 months so that every year they get involved and
get paid from either a new tenant/landlord or renewal from the existing tenant. There is no legal
constraints when it comes to agreement term - it can be 2 months or 15 years - as long as a registered
agreement is done there is nothing to worry !!

A rental agreement is made for 11 months, e.g. from 01.01.2015. In case both the parties agree to
extend/renew the agreement, what is the effective date from which the renewal comes into effect. Is it
from 01.12.2015 or 01.01.2016?

"Following these simple steps can help you getting into unwanted troubles. buy or rent a house" 'HELP' in
the above sentence should be replaced by 'PREVENT' as I do not want anything to help me get into
unwanted trouble's.
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I rented a room in Nerul Bardez Goa... I went to see the room on December 10th 2015 and occupied it on
Dec 14th ... The landlord and I didn't make a contract but He asked me to paid 2 months deposit and 1
month in advance. He also asked me to pay every 10th of each month since I inquire for the room on that
day ... which I acepted. After 4 months living there very less water started to come (pressure)... so I
reported to the landlord. He just ignored me . After some days my wife again went to report the problem
and He came to the room to check and saying that that's the way it is and there is nothing to do and was
very rude. So we decided to moved. We spoke to him about that and only then He speak about making a
contract for 11 months... which we didn't accept. We started to discount the 2 months deposit we paid.
The last 2 weeks He completly close the water saying that there s no water on the wheel. He also cut
some days the electricity. He made our life so miserable... specially for my small baby. He want us to
vacate the room by the end of this month when we were supposed to go on June 14th. He s not ready to
give our money back for those days. What can we do?
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This Rent agreement is hereby executed at _____ on this _____ day of _____ between:

_____ son of _____ resident of _____ ( hereinafter referred to as First party/landlord) which expression
shall mean and include his heirs, successors, legal representatives and assigns etc.

AND

_____ son of _____ resident of _____ (hereinafter called the tenant/Second party) of the other part,
which expression shall mean and include his heirs, successors, legal representatives and assigns etc.

Whereas the first party is owner in possession of residential _____ and he has agreed to let out the said
flat as monthly rent basis to the second party /tenant

NOW THIS AGREEMENT WITNESSETH AS UNDER: –

1- That the rate of the rent of the said premises is settled at _____/-(_____ only) per month _____ of
water, electricity and other incidental charges.
2- That the tenancy shall be effective from _____ day of _____ and shall remain enforced for the
period of _____ months.
3- That the _____ party has deposited a sum of _____/- (_____ only) as the security amount, which will
be refunded /adjusted at the time of vacating the said premises.
4- That the second party shall use the said premises for the residential purpose.
5- That the second party shall not sublet, part with possession assigned the same to any person in any
manner whatsoever.
6- That in case the second party fails to pay the monthly rent to the first party consequently for the
period of _____ months, then the second party shall have to get vacated the premises in question
immediately.
7- That the second party shall pay the electricity charges as per the bills raised by the _____.
8- That the second party shall not damage the fittings and fixtures fitted in the rented premises and shall
keep and maintain the same in good condition and shall also make arrangements for the repairs or
replacements of the damaged fittings and fixtures whatsoever, will be required at his own expenses.
9- That the second party shall not make/raise any constructions as well as alteration in the rented
premises without the written consent of the first party.
10- That the second party shall permit the first party or any of his authorized person to enter the said
premises at reasonable time for inspection purpose.
11- That both of the parties shall have to give _____ month advance notice in writing to each other , in
case of vacating the premises in question before the expiry period of the tenancy.
12- That the terms & and conditions as stated above shall be binding on the both parties. The terms
and conditions of this agreement are final and are irrevocable.

IN WITNESSES WHEREOF, the parties have signed this agreement on the date, month and year first
above written in the present of witnesses at _____.

FIRST PARTY

SECOND PARTY

WITNESSES:-
1-
2-

Procedure To Make Rental Agreements In Karnataka

 Draft the agreement and print it on a Stamp paper of due value as mentioned below
 Get the agreement signed by the owner and tenant in the presence of two witnesses
 The two witnesses should also sign and attest the document
 Get the document registered at a nearest Sub-Registrar office after paying due registration
charges

 Alternatively, you can use our customizable, lawyer verified ready to use rental agreements to save
time and money.
 Stamp Duty And Registration
 Stamp Duty is the tax levied on legal documents as recompense for making them legally valid. In
the state of Karnataka, maximum Stamp Duty that can be levied on any rental agreement is INR
500/-, however, it is typically calculated as follows-
 Up to 10 years – 1% of annual rent + deposit
 Above 10 years – 2% of annual rent + deposit
 Registration charges for rental agreements in Karnataka stand at 1% of rent+deposit. Although
many people overlook the importance of paying proper stamp duty and registering the document,
these factors cannot be simply ignored. If appropriate stamp Duty is not paid, should a dispute
arise, parties involved may have to pay ten times the original value as a penalty.
 Likewise, not registering a document too, has harsh consequences. An unregistered document
will never be accepted as primary evidence, such documents are only considered as collateral in
courts.
 E-Stamping In Karnataka
 Karnataka was one of the first states to implement e-Stamping and to this date remains as one of
the states where e-Stamp papers have almost completely replaced traditional stamp papers.
They are easily available, typically from co-operative banks and are issued in a wide range of
values.
Is Notarization Required?
For leases with a term of 11 months or less, notarization is not necessary. For leases created for a year or more, registration (not
notarization) is recommended. This is a fraud-deterrent precaution which proves that the entities mentioned in the contract are the
ones who actually signed it and that the agreement is not a forged or fake one.

Important Clauses To Be Included


1. Lock-in period – This refers to the minimum period before which neither the owner nor the tenant can terminate the
rental agreement.
2. Pets – Discusses permission to accommodate pets inside the premises given up for rent.
3. Overstay – If the tenant continues to occupy the property even after the agreement term has expired, the Landlord can
charge a penalty on per day basis.
4. Penalty for late payment – If the tenant fails to pay the rent on or before the scheduled date, a small penalty or fine can
be imposed by the owner.
5. Painting, maintenance and repairs – These are clauses that are to be included in the agreement to provide clarity
about the duties of the landlord and that of the tenant.
6. Food habits – The owner should be open about disclosing whether the tenant can cook non-vegetarian food in the
premises.

Types Of Rental Agreements Commonly Used


11-month rental
In Karnataka, the term of renting is usually 11 months which can be renewed at the end of 11th month.The tenant has to pay a monthly rent. Additionally, the electricity and
water charges are to be paid as per the usage. Check with the owner what is the rate per unit that is charged in the meter.

Long Term Lease


Another popular method of renting is the long term lease. In this, a lump sum amount is paid as a one-time deposit for a certain period or term of lease like 2 years or 3 years.
The tenant or lessee does not pay any monthly rent. At the end of the lease period, the owner has to refund the entire deposit money without any interest. In a long-term lease,
the benefit is that there is no hassle of paying monthly rent and a lot can be saved in this type of lease. There may be maintenance, electricity and water charges that need to be
paid regularly.

Requirements For Renting


The following are the requirements while renting a property in Karnataka:

 The renting should be for either residential or commercial purpose.


 There should be a written agreement between the owner and tenant.
 The agreement should be printed on a Stamp paper of minimum value of Rs.100 or 200/-.
 Stamp duty is 1% of the total rent plus deposit paid annually or Rs. 500/- whichever is lower. So if you need to be on a safer side you can make the agreement on
a Stamp paper of the appropriate value as prescribed by the government.
 The house or flat should be neatly painted and handed over to the tenant at the time of renting. At the time of vacating many owners make a deduction of painting
charges from the deposit which depends on the agreement terms.
 Some owners request for only vegetarians and this should be disclosed before entering into the agreement.
 A rental agreement should be registered at a Sub-Registrar office if the term of the agreement is more than 11 months. If the term is less than 11 months, it is
safer to still register it but is not mandatory. A registered and duly Stamped rental agreement is always a valid evidence in Courts if any legal disputes arise.
 Registration charges are 1% of the total annual rent and deposit that also should be paid at the time of registration.

Things You Should Know About Renting


Finding a place to rent for a comfortable stay is really a tiresome and time and energy consuming task. In Karnataka, the rent and lease are controlled by The Karnataka Rent
Control Act, 2001. The person taking the house for rent is termed the Tenant/Lessee and the person letting out the premise is the Owner/Landlord/Lessor.

Before taking a premise for rent make sure these details:

 whether you are dealing directly with the owner


 whether there is an agent or broker to whom you need to pay a brokerage of one-month rent.
 verify the Identity of the Owner by asking for his/her ID proof and also whether the rental property belongs to the same person you are dealing with. For this, you
can check the Electricity Bill or Tax Bill.
 In case you pay any token advance request for a receipt or try to make it by cheque, DD or online transfer.
 Talk all terms initially itself.

Deposit – Usually in Karnataka, 10 months worth of rent is collected upfront as the security deposit. In Bangalore, this is almost always followed. But in other popular cities like
Mysore, Belgaum, Mangalore, Hubli-Dharwad and Davanagere it varies from 6 months to 8 months. Some of them may even charge only 2-3 months of rent as security deposit.
You can negotiate on the deposit amount if it is too high. If the owner does not reduce the rent then request him to reduce the deposit amount.

Token Advance – Usually there is a system in Karnataka to pay a token advance before paying the full deposit amount. This is done in order to block the house by the tenant
so that the owner does not give the house to any other person. But there is a lot of discrepancies in this. Many people fail to take a receipt while paying token advance. You
should always create a proof of any payments done in a rental transaction either by way of cheque or DD or online transfer etc. If payment is made by cash, then request the
owner to send you an SMS or get it in writing as a receipt of the payment.

But once a token advance is paid, the owner stops (or is expected to stop) showing the house to other tenants.

Sometimes you may decide not to proceed with the agreement and may want back the token advance paid. In such case, if the owner agrees to refund the full advance it is well
and good. But if the owner undergoes any loss of money then he may deduct some amount from the token advance and return the same to you. but if your reason for
withdrawing from the agreement is legally valid then you can claim the full amount back.

Making A Rental Agreement Online


LegalDesk.com offers a very convenient way to draft your rental agreement online and without the hassles of having to visit lawyers or look for stamp papers. You can also
create a host of other legal documents with LegalDesk.com!

To create a rental agreement online-

1. Choose your State from the drop-down given below and click ‘Create Document’ button.
2. Fill in details of Landlord, Tenant & property to be rented out.
3. Add additional clauses if you wish to and customize the document as per your needs.
4. Review the document and print the soft copy yourself or allow us to print your deed on Stamp paper and mail it to you.
5. Sign the agreement and Register it at a local Sub-Registrar office.

Rental Agreement
The rental agreement is a contract between the tenant and the landlord. Through this contract, the owner gives a proper rights to the tenant to accommodate residential premises. The
rental agreement is either verbal or written form. However, the rental agreement plays important role in maintaining a good relationship between the landlord and tenant so it should be
in written form. The important advantage of the written agreement is, it defines all the terms and conditions of before and after accommodation of the tenant agreed by both the
parties. Once the tenant and the landlord agrees and signs the contract, it cannot be changed again unless both landlord and tenant agree.

The landlord must provide the tenant some basic information such as the name and address of the landlord with the telephone number. Name and phone number of the person who is
responsible for the residential premises. The landlord has complete rights to ask about the names of the people who are accommodating the premises. The rental agreement is done for
fixed period of time, such as month to month period or year to year period. Basically, the rental agreement is signed for eleven months after accommodation. Both tenant and landlord
are bound by terms and conditions until the end of eleven months or to the fixed period according to the agreement. The tenant should get the copy of rental agreement once the
agreement is signed or within 21 days after signed.

In the agreement, it should be clearly specified about the services and the equipment that are included in the rent. According to the agreement the tenant must pay the rent on the first
day of the month. Even the tenant can pay the rent in different date if both the parties agree. If the rent is not paid by the tenant properly on time, the landlord can serve the notice of
termination to the tenant on the following day. The landlord is not responsible for any of the damages to the personal property of the tenant. If the tenant wishes for compensation for
the losses or damages to their personal belongings the tenant must obtain the tenant insurance.

How it works?

 Step-1

Choose type of Rental Agreement

 Step-2

Enter Landlord, Tenent & Property info

 Step-3

Review Draft & confirmation

 Step-4

Print Rental Agreement

 Step-5

Doorstep Delivery

Rental agreement in Bangalore


Are you moving to Bangalore, Karnataka? This is the wonderful city with amazing tourist spots and excellent weather condition. This is the fast developing city in many sectors
especially the IT sector. There are amazing employment opportunities are being created in Bangalore in the fast pace, this is one of the amazing reasons why people all over the world
are attracted more towards Bangalore. So people move to Bangalore and on the other side the need for rental homes are increased. Though the city gives place for all you must know
the proper procedure about renting in this city.

Rental agreement procedure in Bangalore, Karnataka

 Draft the agreement and print it on the stamp paper of due values

 Both owner and tenant must sign the agreement in front of two witnesses

 The two witnesses must also sign and should attest the document
 Then the registration of the document is done at the sub-registrar office by paying the due registration charges

Stamp duty
This is the tax levied on the legal documents for making them legally valid. In Bangalore, the maximum stamp duty is levied on rental agreement is INR 500/-. This is typically
calculated as follows

 Up to 10 years- deposit + 1% of annual rent

 Above 10 years- deposit+ 2% of annual rent

Rental agreement online


The rental agreement is done easily through online in Bangalore; you can easily do it without the help of any broker or any service providers. You need to enter the following
information in our portal:

 Aadhar card and pan card number of the tenant, landlord, and the two witnesses

 Biometric thumb scanner


 Fill up all the necessary information at government website about the property details
 After filling the property details move to the next page and fill the details about the parties (landlord, tenant and witness parties)
 Move to the rent agreement details

 Enter the important information about the agreement such as the agreement period, duration, rent; tenure (can be up to 60 months)
 Depending on the rent agreement, calculate the stamp duty and registration fee. You can easily pay it online

 Notice period
 Lock-in period
 Maintenance clause

Rental agreement format


Drafting your own agreement is very difficult because you may not know much about the details or lack of experience. At the same time hiring professional may cost more. So, here is
the great news for you. You can easily get the rental agreement format online that have been drafted by the highly qualified professionals. You can make use of these templates to
protect yourself from the rental scam.

Commercial office rental agreement


The small business owners sometimes do not have enough capital to buy the space to begin their business. For such startup business people, the commercial office rental agreement is
the boon. This lease lets the business people to rent a property in the same way how the houses are taken under rent. Under this condition monthly rent must be paid to the landlord
for using the premises. Here few rules and charges are laid for both landlord and businessman.

11-month rental agreement


In Bangalore city, the period of renting is usually 11 months and later it can be renewed at the end of the 11th month. The tenant must pay the rent and additional charges such as the
electricity bill, water bill according to the usage.

Long term lease agreement


This is one of the popular methods of renting. In this, the tenant will pay the lump sum amount to the landlord as the one-time deposit for certain period of time for example 2 years or
3 years. In this case, the tenant or lessee need not required to pay any monthly rent for the landlord, they must pay only extra charges such as the electricity and water charges every
month. At the end of the lease period, the landlord must return the deposit without interest.

L&L agreement is expected to be registered in sub registrars office,paying due fees to Government.Notarised agreements have little or no legal value.
Owner of house and tenant are to be present to register agreement.

Wonder why do most landlords/tenants got for notarized 11-month agreements. :-) Just to save registration costs?
Also, can a notarized agreement be presented in a court (in case of a dispute) as evidence?


 ssray,

Notarised agreement has limited value in a court of law.

Indians are famous for shortcuts and penny pinching.

It is legally advisable to have registered agreement of land L with standard clauses covering all points like-no tenancy rights only licensee rights,period of agreement,rental value,time of

payment,notice period and so on.

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 vishalkumar3
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4 years ago

Is a 11 Months Rental Agreement Good Enough?

I have shifted to new home in Bangalore.

My Owner has given Broker Number for getting Rental Agreement; and he is charging Rs 500 :(

Isn't this too much ?

How to get it done.. heard there are long queue at sub-registrar office. Also they may take time.

Please help.

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o cricket100471 years ago


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 vishalkumar3
New Member

4 years ago

In India, Tenancy agreement for 11 months doesn't require registration that's why its so, otherwise any tenancy agreement for one years or more has to be registered with the Registrar of the

District where the property is situated/located in the same manner as one requires registration of any sale deed or power of attorney for sale etc for any immovable property according to

Registration Act.

As far termination of the tenancy contract is kept open to the parties hence the clause of one month notice by either of them is provided in the tenancy contract.

For online services, there is this website found helpful.. rentalagreement.in..

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 4madsun4
Member

4 years ago

this is very bad opinion among all ..

especially Ppl from IT field never try to spend few min extra in Registarer office... this is one way of encourging the illiterate Broker guy/middle men ..

I don understand, What hell all difficulties in getting agreement or any task in sub registerar office.. this trend has to be changed asap....

Kannada Language problem????????????

I m not from KA and i m not fluent in kannada.. i mix with English and Hindi.....

Honestly I hav done a rental agreement kind of work for myself.. even if i m wasting my whole day in sub-registerer office for my task..that is ok for me.. i don want to encourage broker or

middle men for sure..

vishalkumar3,

cost of agreement paper is 5/-(1yrs before)

May be now it is 50/-(E-stamp too)

For templete/matter/Content we have so many templete..from internet.. we can type and take printout directly in the Agreemtn copy.. it is not a rocket science techhnology..

taking the printed paper to registerer office .. giving it for seal and stamp .. cost you max 100/- (depends on value advance,rent..).

for this job.. 500/- ... too much.....

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 yar.2007
Member

4 years ago

Hi,

You can do it by yourself if you have time by buying estamp (Rs100) from any of the cooperative banks and you can take printout of the matter.

If you have no time then you can visit any local office which take care of xerox/documents/agreements who would take care of getting rental agreement done and would charge around Rs 50-100

extra.( other than Rs 100 stamp paper cost so total cost Rs 150-200) Hope it helps.

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 rknk0220
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4 years ago

I did it myself from Koramangla BDA complex. Total cost should not cross 150-200 bucks. Let us rid this city of brokers who rarely do things correctly or completely. All it requires a few hours

of our time and this can be done. When we spend thousands in rent, we can definitely spend a few hundreds doing this ourselves.

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