What are the disadvantages of not signing a lease?


A lease agreement is a crucial legal instrument that outlines all the terms and limitations that the landlord and the tenant have mutually agreed upon. They must pay a registration fee and appear in person at the sub-office registrars to complete papers and register the agreement. To save money and save paperwork, two parties may opt to enter into a verbal agreement or construct an agreement but not have it registered.

Disadvantages of not executing a registered lease:

Tenant problems include:

  • The landlord has the right to evict you at any moment.
  • The landlord has the right to raise the rent at any moment.
  • If a renter does not have a rent agreement, they cannot claim for tax exemption under HRA.
  • A rent agreement is admissible as evidence in court. In the event of a disagreement between the landlord and the tenant, the tenant may produce the rent agreement as proof of the lease.

Problems that a landlord may confront include:

  • In the event of property damage, the landlord cannot compel the renter to pay for it.
  • A renter can leave at any moment, leaving the landlord without a tenant until he finds another.
  • If a tenant fails to pay rent on time, the owner cannot levy a fee unless there is an agreement specifying the penalty amount in the event of a payment default.
  • A rent agreement is acceptable evidence that the landlord can bring in court if a disagreement occurs between the tenant and landlord.

What are the most important factors to consider before signing a lease?

When you sign and register a rent agreement, it turns into a legally binding contract. When signing a lease, one must exercise caution. Before signing a lease, keep the following considerations in mind:

  • Before signing the agreement, the renter must inspect the property for construction quality and overall condition.
  • Inspect the state of the electrical appliances, panel boards and wiring, water connection, and plumbing fittings. If something is broken or needs to be fixed, notify the owner and get it rectified before you move in.
  • Examine the agreement documents thoroughly for all of the provisions specified.
  • Verify the lease term. Because the lease must be registered if the time exceeds 11 months, it is normally made for 11 months.

Can you get out of a property rental agreement?

The rental agreement must also include a termination provision. The provision binds both the renter and the owner legally. They must adhere to the notice time specified in the termination clause and provide written notification in the event of an early eviction.

Though a tenant wishes to leave the property before the lease expires, he must pay rent for the notice period as well, even if he is not living in the rented residence.

If the owner and the tenant voluntarily elect to end the arrangement, both parties may do so without penalty.

Disclaimer: The views expressed above are for informational purposes only based on industry reports and related news stories. PropertyPistol does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, or reliability of the information and shall not be held responsible for any action taken based on the published information.


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