The stamp duty rate for holiday and licensing contracts is the same for residential buildings and commercial premises. The leave and licence contract can be executed for up to 60 months. If you. B enter into a leave and licence contract for 24 months, with a monthly rent of Rs 25,000 and a refundable deposit of five Lakhs, you must pay a stamp duty of Rs 1,750 (with 0.25% on the rental of Rs six Lakhs for two years and Rs a Lakh for two years). The formula for calculating stamp duty on the lease is 0.25% x D, of which D (monthly rental x number of months) – (pre-rent for the period/non-refundable down payment) – (10% x refundable deposit x number of years of contract). 55. Lease agreement that must be registered. However, for Maharashtra, the law has been strengthened and, in accordance with section 55 of the Maharashtra Rent Control Act 1999, any lease or leave and licence agreement must be written and the same must be registered in a mandatory manner, regardless of the length of the lease. States could soon begin enforcing the provisions of the 2019 Model Rent Act, as the center aims to give the policy a more restrictive meaning by transposing it into law. The project was made available to the public and policy proposals were submitted by October 31, 2020. After this period, the model policy could be the vision document on which states will submit their own rent laws. If this happens, Maharashtra`s rental market will also undergo significant changes. The move will unlock a large number of units in the rental segment.
The registration fee for a rental contract in Maharashtra, depends on the location of the rental. The registration fee is Rs 1,000 if the property is below an urban corporate area and it is 500 aff. if this is the case in a rural area. In the absence of a contrary agreement, the tenant bears the costs of stamp duty and registration. 1. Notwithstanding the provisions of this Or other statutes, any leave and licensing or lease agreement between the lessor and the tenant or licensee is registered in writing and in accordance with the 1908 Registration Act, after the commencement of this Act. The law stipulates that the obligation to maintain the premises in good condition rests with the owner. If the lessor does not make repairs within a reasonable time, the tenant can make the same repairs after 15 days and deduct the cost of the repairs from the rent.