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As per maharashtra rent control act,tenancy agreement to be


As per Maharashtra Rent control Act,Tenancy agreement to be compulsorily registered from the date when said Act came in force


 Mr. Apte, the learned counsel for the petitioner, firstly submits that the agreements of leave and licence dated 1st May, 1996 and 1st April, 1998, though executed in writing, are not registered and hence not admissible in evidence in view of Section 55 of the Act. Section 55 of the Act reads as under :-
Section 55. Tenancy agreement to be compulsorily registered. -
(1) Notwithstanding anything contained in this Act or any other law for the time being in force, any agreement for leave and licence or letting of any premises, entered into between the landlord and the tenant or the licensee, as the case may be, after the commencement of this Act, shall be in writing and shall be registered under the Registration Act, 1908.
(2) The responsibility of getting such agreement registered shall be on the landlord and in the absence of the written registered agreement, the contention of the tenant about the terms and conditions subject to which a premises have been given to him by the landlord on leave and licence or have been let to him, shall prevail, unless proved otherwise.


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Bobby Mani T (Lawyer)     30 August 2013

Though the tenancy agreement is to be registered, agreement with you is not void.  The responsibility of getting the deed registered is on the building owners

Geeta (Associate Manager)     16 June 2015


As per Section 17(d) of Registration Act, Registration of a Leave & License agreement is not required if the term of rent is for less than 12 months (Let's say 11 months 25 days). 


So, is it that As per Maharashtra Rent Control act, the same is also true (viz. Registration of a Leave & License agreement is not required if the term of rent is for less than 12 months) ?





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