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Are you tired of the old, slow way of making rental agreements? Wish there was a quicker, easier way? eSahayak is your answer. We offer a quick, easy way to create rent agreements online, based on your state’s rent laws, right from your home. Plus, we deliver 100% legally compliant rent agreements straight to your doorstep.

No more dealing with the hassles and long waits of the old way. With us, you can easily make a legal rent agreement.

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Our goal at eSahayak is to offer a one stop online platform for all kinds of legal documentation services at your doorstep.

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Rent Agreement Format for Delhi

At eSahayak, we offer pre-designed rent agreement format specifically tailored to meet the requirements of New Delhi. Our format incorporates the relevant clauses and provisions mandated by the local laws, ensuring compliance and legality.

Our rent agreement format for Delhi NCR cover essential aspects such as the duration of the agreement, rent fixation, maintenance responsibilities, and other crucial terms and conditions outlined inThe Delhi Rent Act, 1995.

With our user-friendly interface, landlords and tenants can easily select and customize the rent agreement to suit their specific needs. You can customise the agreement by filling in the necessary details, including the parties involved, property information, rent amount, and other specific terms and conditions.

Our pre-designed rent agreement format simplifies the process, saving you time and ensuring that your rent agreement accurately reflects the agreement between you and the other party. You can conveniently adapt the format to include additional clauses or provisions based on your unique requirements while adhering to the legal framework provided by the state.

Important clauses which should be covered in a Rent Agreement

When drafting a rental agreement, including the following clauses can help protect both the landlord and tenant and avoid potential disputes:

  1. Payments: Clearly state the amounts for rent, monthly maintenance, and security deposit to avoid confusion. Specify the due date for rent payment each month.
  2. Late Payment Penalty: Outline the penalty or additional charges that the tenant may incur for delayed rent payments.
  3. Lock-in Period: Specify the minimum duration during which neither party can terminate the contract to prevent unexpected early termination.
  4. Consequences of Overstay: Clearly state the penalties or charges if the tenant continues to occupy the property after the lease term is over without renewing the agreement.
  5. Food Habits: If the landlord has specific restrictions on food habits within the property (e.g., no consumption of non-vegetarian food, alcohol, or drugs), explicitly mention those restrictions in the agreement.
  6. Pets: If the landlord does not permit pets on the property, include a clause stating that pets are not allowed.
  7. Maintenance and Repairs: Define the responsibilities of both parties regarding property maintenance and repairs. Specify who is responsible for certain types of repairs and how they should be reported and addressed.
  8. Subletting: Clearly state whether subletting the property is allowed or not. If allowed, outline the conditions and requirements for subletting.
  9. Security Deposit: Clearly mention the amount of the security deposit and the conditions under which it will be refunded to the tenant at the end of the lease term.
  10. Notice Period: Specify the notice period required by both parties for early termination of the agreement.
  11. Entry and Inspection: Establish guidelines for how and when the landlord can enter the property for inspection or maintenance purposes.
  12. Use of Property: Outline the permissible use of the property by the tenant and any restrictions or prohibitions on certain activities.
  13. Utilities and Bills: Clarify whether utilities like water, electricity, gas, etc., are included in the rent or need to be paid separately by the tenant.
  14. Dispute Resolution: Include a clause for dispute resolution, such as mediation or arbitration, to settle any disagreements between the parties.

Note: You have the flexibility to include additional clauses in the rental agreement according to your specific needs, if necessary.

The Delhi Rent Act, 1995

The Delhi Rent Act, 1995 is a law that regulates rents, repairs, maintenance, and evictions relating to premises in the National Capital Territory of Delhi. The Act was enacted to protect the interests of tenants and to ensure that they have a reasonable standard of living.

Some of the key provisions of the Act include:

  • Regulation of rents: The Act sets a maximum rent that can be charged for premises in Delhi. The rent can only be increased once in three years, and the increase must be no more than 10%.
  • Repairs and maintenance: The landlord is responsible for the repairs and maintenance of the premises. This includes repairs to the structure of the building, as well as repairs to the fixtures and fittings.
  • Evictions: The landlord can only evict a tenant for certain reasons, such as non-payment of rent or breach of the tenancy agreement. The landlord must also follow a legal process to evict a tenant.

Stamp and Registration Charges

Regarding registration, it is not mandatory for rent agreements with a duration of less than 11 months in Delhi. However, if you plan to create an agreement for more than 11 months, registration becomes mandatory.

The stamp and registration charges for rent agreements in Delhi are as follows:

  • For a tenancy of less than 11 months:
    • Stamp duty: Rs. 100
    • Registration charges: NA
  • For a tenancy of 11 months or more:
    • Stamp duty:
      • 2% of the average annual rent for a tenancy of up to 5 years
      • 3% of the average annual rent for a tenancy of 5 to 10 years
      • 5% of the average annual rent for a tenancy of more than 10 years
    • Registration charges: Rs. 1,100

The average annual rent is calculated by dividing the total rent payable for the entire tenancy period by the number of years in the tenancy period. For example, if the total rent payable for a 5-year tenancy is Rs. 100,000, then the average annual rent would be Rs. 20,000.

The stamp duty and registration charges are payable by the tenant. However, we have observed that in most cases landlord and tenant bear the stamp and registration charges together.

It is important to note that these are the basic stamp and registration charges. There may be additional charges that are payable, depending on the specific circumstances of the tenancy. For example, if the property is located in a notified area, then there may be an additional stamp duty charge.

The term “notified area” is most commonly used in India, where it is used to refer to areas that have been designated as industrial estates or townships. In India, notified areas are typically subject to a higher rate of stamp duty than other areas.