There is a need to bring transparency in the rent laws in India which are considered pro-tenant.
The rent agreement is to be submitted to Rent Authority headed by Deputy Collector.
Yes, it is now mandatory. Earlier both verbal and written agreements worked.
A landlord cannot enter the house of the tenant at any time. It must be with a prior notice.
A tenant has to undertake minor repairs on his own, as provided in the schedule.
There is a clear demarcation of responsibilities. All the major maintenance and repair is the landlord’s responsibility.
The landlord cannot act arbitrarily. The security deposit cannot exceed two months’ rent.
Rent will be doubled for the first two months, four times for another two months, and six times for the next two months.
There will be a separate three-tier system, Rent Authority, Rent Court and Rent tribunal, separate from regular civil courts, to decide the rent matters in a fixed time limit.