What can a landlord do if a tenant is not paying the rent?

What can a landlord do if a tenant is not paying the rent?

DO

Always make a rental contract

Mention the names of both parties and
identify them with PAN and Aadhar

always mention the start date and the end date on the contract

Articulate the “Terms and conditions” clearly
stating what will be the procedure of
litigation

Register the agreement at the local property
registry with biometrics and witnesses

Pay the registration fee and stamp duty

(At least) Three months before the end of
the contract start negotiations and finalising
of the new contract

DON’T

Think that an 11-month contract does not
need registration (in the state of
Maharashtra even a 1-month contract must
be registered)

Think that mere signing of a paper
document is sufficient (in India the court will
usually rule in favour of the tenant)

Think to save money on registration and
stamp duty (that will be treated as a tax
crime)

If you have a contract that is registered, you will find that litigation and tenant eviction is easy. Otherwise the penny will drop either side.

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