I am wondering what the new model Tenancy Act 2021 could mean for landlords and tenants, which may replace the old tenancy act. As of today, many shop/house owners prefer to keep their house/shop vacant in U.P.
Kawmini Liyanage 08 December 2021
The Model Tenancy Act applies to buildings that are rented for residential or commercial purposes. However, the following modules for commercial buildings are excluded from the application.
Since your query focuses on houses/shop owners, this answer focuses on such.
A property which comes within the described limitation can only be rented through a rent/ tenancy agreement. Which should be in writing and include the following information.
The signed tenancy/rent agreement should be notified to the Rent Authority. This notifying process should be done within two months from the day of signing the tenancy agreement. The informed tenancy agreement should be uploaded to Rent Authority website in the language used in the said area. Which will be granted a unique identification number by the said authority..
The model act prohibits subletting of the rented premises by tenants. And introduces an adjudicating method for the disputes, as well. Therefore, the new model act provides more coverage and protection to both landlord and tenant through the Act and its requirement to register.
Rishi 08 December 2021
Thank you Kawmini. We have a shop on our premises which has been on rent for over 30 years. There are no rental agreements and rent receipts. The tenant father has passed away and the same shop has been handed over to his son and his son has passed the same shop to his brother, considering this he is a "Sikani" tenant, therefore, we were wondering how we can get our shop back under the new rental act which is still awaiting. We were told that old civil law shall be replaced by the new tenant act.