Suchitra. S (Advocate) 19 February 2010
Charge means to impose a burden, duty, obligation or lien to create a claim against property. A rent is a contract conferring a right on one person to possess the property belonging to another.So, rent is a charge through which the landlord claims right over his property . It is the first charge to prove tenancy.
Khaleel Ahmed (Legal Advisor) 20 February 2010
1.A stated return or payment for the temporary possession or use of a house, land, or other property, made, usually at fixed intervals, by the tenant or user to the owner.
2.To get the temporary use of (a car, tool, furniture, etc.) by paying a fee.
Charge means here I think to use the word of levy is the best one.
It is the right of the property holder to charge rent on his or her property , which has been let out for rental purpose.
Akhilesh Kumar (Legal Counsel) 06 May 2010
Tenancy creates rights to use the property in the agreed manner in consideration wth by paying some considered money that is you are saying charge/rent.
For the valid tenancy one must paying some charge. If some one enjoying property without giving charge/rent then he is not a tenant.
Thats why it is said rent is charge of tenancy. Which proves tenancy.