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Rent Agreement Rule: Why is the rent agreement made only for 11 months? Know the rules behind it

11 Months Rent Agreement Rule: Every landlord makes a rent agreement while giving his house on rent, but even for giving the house on rent for the whole year, the rent agreement is made only for 11 months.

Rent Agreement Rule: Be it Delhi-Mumbai or Kolkata, people from all over the country move to big cities in search of work and live here on rent. When people from outside take a house on rent, they have to make a rent agreement. This is important from security point of view and many types of information are written in this agreement. But the special thing is that the full year rent agreement is made for 11 months only. Now you must be wondering that even though there are 12 months in a year, why is an agreement made for one month less and what is the reason behind this? Let us know in detail…

That’s why the rent agreement is made for 11 months only.

Indian laws also set rules for tenants. One of these includes the law related to rent agreement. There may be 12 months in a year, but under Section 17 (D) of the Indian Registration Act, 1908, it is not mandatory to register a rent agreement or lease agreement for a period of less than one year. This means that landlords can make a rent agreement only for 11 months without any registration. That is, while giving a house on rent, landlords and tenants do not need to go to the sub-registrar office to register the documents and pay registration charges.

Big role in the dispute between tenant and landlord

According to experts, most of the laws made in India regarding rent have been kept in favor of tenants. In such a situation, if the property owner has a dispute with a tenant and he wants to get the tenant to vacate the property, then it becomes a very difficult task for him.

Due to a small mistake, the property owner has to fight a legal battle for his own property for years. This is a big reason that a notarized rent agreement is made only for 11 months and it is legally valid. If any dispute arises, then the agreement can be presented as evidence.

Under the Rent Tenancy Act, if there is any dispute regarding rent and the matter goes to the court, then the court has the right to fix the rent. Then the landlord cannot charge more rent than that.

No hassle of visiting registrar office

Another big reason or advantage behind making a rent agreement for 11 months is that there is no stamp duty and registration fee to be paid for the agreement of this period, if the rent agreement is made for a period of less than one year then it is payable. Stamp duty is not mandatory. The 11 month rent agreement is in favor of the landlord. The rent agreement fee has to be paid by the tenant. Generally, stamp paper of Rs 100 or Rs 200 is used to prepare the draft of notarial rent agreement.

Shyamu Maurya
Shyamu Maurya
Shyamu has done Degree in Fine Arts and has knowledge about bollywood industry. He started writing in 2018. Since then he has been associated with Informalnewz. In case of any complain or feedback, please contact me
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