One of the most common features when entering into a real estate rental transaction in India is the prevalence of the 11-month lease or licensing agreements. An 11-month period is preferred by most landlords when entering into real estate rentals, as there are two types of agreements dealing with the rental of real estate in India, lease and leave & license agreement. Under the 2019 Model Rental Law, landlords cannot increase pre-tenancy for the entire period for which a lease has been signed. For example, if the lease expires after 11 months, the lessor cannot increase the monthly rent during that period. Only after this period and at the time of registration of the new lease is the lessor legally entitled to make an increase in interest rates that generally does not exceed 10% of the existing amount. To reduce costs, tenants and lessors sometimes conclude an oral agreement on the lease and avoid the realization of a lease. Sometimes they also document the agreement and set terms for the rental, but choose not to save the document. This is due to the fact that both parties are responsible for paying a registration fee when a rental agreement is drawn up and registered. The lessor is also required to declare his rental income as soon as the lease is valid.
However, entering into a lease without registration is illegal and could prove risky for both parties, especially in the event of a future dispute. . . .