Section 55 of Maharashtra Rent Control Act, 1999 (Mah. Act No. 18 of 2000)Makes it compulsory to register the Tenancy agreement.
Sec. 55 Sub Sec (1) Notwithstanding anything contained in this Act or any other law for the time being in force, any agreement for leave and license 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.
Sec. 55 Sub Sec. (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 license or have been let to him, shall prevail, unless proved otherwise.
Sec. 55 Sub Sec. (3) Any landlord who contravenes the provisions of this section shall, on conviction, be punished with imprisonment which may extend to three months or with fine not exceeding rupees five thousand or with both.
Hence its essential for the Licensor to get the Leave ad License Agreement registered at a nominal/fixed registration fees by the State Govt.
Although leave and licence does not create any interest in the premises in favour of the licensee but gives the licensee the mere right to use and occupy the premises for a temporary period, yet the Act makes it compulsory to register the Leave & License Agreement and the responsibility of getting the agreement registered is on the Licensor.
Under Section 24 of the Maharashtra Rent Control Act, 1999 provides that the Competent Authority on being satisfied that the period of licence has expired shall pass an order for the eviction of the licensee summarily and any over-staying period of the Licensee is penalised by the Competent Authority with double the rate of license fees fixed in the Agreement.
Please get the Agreement registered sooner than later in an amicable way with Licensee, else you will need to issue legal notice to Licensee to force him to be present at Sub Registrar's office for registration.
Hope the above explanation satisfies most of your queries.