New Delhi: Whenever you rent a house, you need to sign a rental agreement. Living in a rented house without a rental agreement is an offence. A tenancy agreement is a rental agreement between a tenant and a landlord subject to certain terms and conditions. The rental agreement is usually for 11 months. However, it can be extended again by 6 months or 11 months if both agree. Majority of people live in rented houses in metro cities and metro cities. If you are one of them, this message will be useful for you. Let me tell you that without a tenancy agreement, the landlord cannot demand rent or more money from you. Let’s see what the law says about this…
Can’t ask for extra money
We tell you that as per the Property Tenancy Act, a landlord cannot demand additional money from his tenant without registering the tenancy agreement. After the contract expires, he cannot charge more rent from you without renewing the contract. In order to increase the rent, the old contract must be renewed. Only then can we collect more rent from you.
If you want higher rent, complain here
It is often seen that landlords in big cities can raise the rent at any time of their choice. It is illegal. If your landlord is also demanding higher rent from you, you can file a complaint in this regard. For this, under the Rent Control Act, a complaint can be lodged against the landlord in the Rent Division of the Collectorate. Also know, he can’t evict you unless you pay more.