Now the tenants who rent the house or the shop will not be
able to demand more than two months’ rent as security deposits. The Central
Government is preparing to bring model Tenancy Act to the house and shop
rent-takers soon. Work on the draft of the new law is in the final step to
balance the interests of the house-shop owner and the tenant. Under the
Act, the landlord will have to give 24 hours written notice in advance for the
purpose of house inspection, repair work or any other purpose. Before the
deadline written in the Rent Agreement, the tenant can not be removed till he
has been paying rent for two months or misusing the property.
If the tenant is not vacating
the house even after the rent is over, then the landlord will have the right to
demand monthly rent up to four times. It has been stated in the draft that if
the tenant does not vacate the house or the shop within the time limit
according to the rent agreement then the landlord will be able to demand double
fares for the next two months and after two months it will have the right to
charge four times the rent.
Responsibility for both the owner and the tenant
It has been said in the draft
that both the tenant and the landlord will be responsible for the maintenance
of the structure of the building. If the landlord makes some improvements in
the structure then it will be allowed to raise the rent after one month after
the renovation work is over. However, the tenant’s advice will also be taken
State Governments wish to implement the law
If the State Governments would
like it, they will be able to implement this law even here. However, this law
will not be applicable from previous dates. That is, in thousands of property
owners in metros like Delhi, Mumbai, no relief will be available to those who
are getting very low rent according to the old advances on the prime-commodity.
this The issues that are going on the issue will keep going.
Remember that the central government’s housing ministry had similar model act
before, but it could not be implemented due to strong opposition from Delhi and
Mumbai businessmen. There was also a review of the old contracts in that law.
Scams of landlords
Officials say that the latest draft is being prepared in the light of the millions of properties which their owners are not hiring to avoid being caught in legal footing. If the new law came into being, the homeowners would be encouraged and they would be able to rent empty houses and shops unnecessarily. According to the last government survey, 1.1 million properties are lying vacant in urban areas because their owners feel that the tenants do not grab their property. Will decide disputes in Rent Courts
The Model Tenancy Act draft
proposals are set to be set up in the states which will have the responsibility
to comply with the law of giving rent-free property and protection of the
interests of both the owners and the tenants. State governments will also make
Rent Courts and Rent Tribunals for quick resolution of any dispute concerning
the property of the rent. After signing the agreements, both the property
owner and the tenant will have to give information related to the monthly rent,
the period of rent and the responsibility of the small work of repairs on the
landlord and the tenant. Later, if the dispute was born, the two parties would
be able to go to the Authority. It has been said in the draft that if the
tenant has given the amount to the owner within one month of complaining to the
authority, then he will be allowed to go ahead.
Cabinet approval may be received in August
According to sources, the group of Ministers set up under the chairmanship of Home Minister Amit Shah is working fast on this. This group of Ministers includes Law Minister and Residential Minister. There were two meetings in June for the draft of this model Tenancy Act. It is expected that in the month of August this draft can get Cabinet approval. There will be a meeting again at the end of July.