Rent Agreement Uttar Pradesh

stampStamp Paper
doorstepDoorstep Delivery
eSign via Aadhaar
eSign via Aadhaar

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.

We strongly support India’s goal for digital transformation, as set by our Prime Minister. We aim to change how Indian citizens everywhere access legal, admin, and citizen services. Our easy-to-use digital service lets you manage important documents from anywhere, helping build a more digital India. Together, we can make a stronger, better-connected nation for the future.

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

Say goodbye to the old ways and welcome the ease of eSahayak. We focus on teamwork and making our customers happy. Let us help you make legal rent agreements from your home.

Rent Agreement Format for Uttar Pradesh

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

Our rent agreement format for Uttar Pradesh cover essential aspects such as the duration of the agreement, rent fixation, maintenance responsibilities, and other crucial terms and conditions outlined in The Uttar Pradesh Tenancy Act, 2022.

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.

The Uttar Pradesh Urban Buildings (Regulation of Letting, Rent and Eviction) Act, 1972

The Uttar Pradesh Urban Buildings (Regulation of Letting, Rent and Eviction) Act, 1972 is a law that regulates the letting, rent, and eviction of tenants in certain classes of buildings situated in urban areas in Uttar Pradesh. The Act was enacted to protect the interests of tenants and to provide for a fair and equitable system of rent control.

The Act defines a “building” as any structure, whether permanent or temporary, which is used or intended to be used for human habitation or for any business, trade, or profession. The Act applies to all buildings that are situated in an urban area and that are let out for residential or commercial purposes.

The Act sets out the following provisions:

  • The standard rent of a building is to be determined by the District Magistrate.
  • The landlord may not increase the rent of a building without the consent of the tenant.
  • The tenant may not sublet the building without the consent of the landlord.
  • The landlord may only evict the tenant for certain specified reasons, such as non-payment of rent or breach of the terms of the lease.

The Act also provides for a grievance redressal mechanism, whereby tenants who have been evicted or who have had their rent increased without their consent can appeal to the District Magistrate.

Section 2 of the Uttar Pradesh rent control law defines a “building” as any structure, whether permanent or temporary, which is used or intended to be used for human habitation or for any business, trade, or profession. The section also lists the types of buildings that are excluded from the purview of the Act, such as government buildings, buildings used for religious purposes, and buildings that are let out for less than 12 months.

Section 21 of the Act deals with the eviction of tenants. The section provides that a landlord may only evict a tenant if he has one of the following grounds:

  • The tenant has not paid the rent for a period of one month.
  • The tenant has sublet the building without the landlord’s consent.
  • The tenant has used the building for an illegal purpose.
  • The tenant has caused damage to the building.
  • The tenant has ceased to occupy the building.

If the landlord evicts a tenant without one of these grounds, the tenant may appeal to the District Magistrate.

Stamp Duty and Registration

The rent agreement registration is not mandatory for an 11-month agreement in Uttar Pradesh. The Uttar Pradesh Urban Buildings (Regulation of Letting, Rent and Eviction) Act, 1972, which governs rent control in the state, states that any rent agreement that is for a period of more than 11 months must be registered.

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

  • For rent agreements for less than 11 months, the stamp duty is 4% of the annual rent.
  • For rent agreements for more than 11 months, the stamp duty is 8% of the annual rent.
  • The registration charge is 2% of the rent + deposit.

For example, if the annual rent of a property is INR 1,00,000, then the stamp duty for a rent agreement for less than 11 months would be INR 40,000 and the registration charge would be INR 20,000. The stamp duty for a rent agreement for more than 11 months would be INR 80,000 and the registration charge would be INR 20,000.

It is important to note that these are the general rules for stamp and registration charges in Uttar Pradesh. The actual charges may vary depending on the specific circumstances of the case. It is always best to consult with a lawyer to get an accurate estimate of the charges.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, a digitally signed agreement is legally valid. In India, digital signatures hold the same legal weight as physical signatures, as per the Information Technology Act, 2000. Rest assured, with eSahayak’s secure and authenticated digital signatures, your rent agreement is legally binding and recognised in the eyes of the law.