A tenancy agreement or lease is an important legal document that should be concluded before a landlord leases property to a tenant. The two agreements are similar, but they are not identical and it is important to understand the differences. All the same provisions are contained in a monthly lease as in a standard lease; however, either the tenant or the landlord can change the terms of the contract at the end of each month. The landlord has the option of increasing the rent or asking the tenant to leave the premises without violating the lease. However, a landlord must give a good 30-day message to stop before the tenant leaves the property. The tenancy agreement should include the name and address of the landlord and tenant, the terms of the tenancy, the duration of the lease, the rent and the amount of the deposit, the restrictions imposed on both parties, the terms of termination of the contract, the terms of renewal and the indication of other costs, such as maintenance costs, repairs, etc. A lessor is not required to renew the terms of the old lease and is free to change the conditions and rental amounts upon request. This is why some tenants prefer to sign a longer-term lease if the monthly rent is very reasonable and in an area where rents are likely to increase during the term of the lease. You must pay a stamp duty while you register the rental agreement which will vary depending on the city in which it is registered. This amount will be paid using the stamp paper you owe the government. In Delhi, stamp duty must be paid for 2% of the average annual rent and for leases of up to five years. In Noida, you have to pay 2% of the annual rent as a stamp duty, for leases of up to 11 months. Leasing contracts and monthly leases have their pros and cons.
Leases allow landlords to rent property that is not desirable for long-term tenants. It is also advantageous if rents can rise rapidly, so the landlord can renegotiate the terms of the contract from month to month. They benefit tenants who only have to stay in a particular location during a transition or if they are unsure of the length of their tenancy in the area concerned. A rental agreement is a contract between a landlord and a tenant that covers the rental of real estate for long periods, usually for a period of 12 months or more. The lease agreement is very specific in detail of the responsibilities of both parties during the lease and contains all the information necessary to ensure that both parties are protected. Now that you know the difference between a lease and a lease, you are ready to create the right contract for your needs.