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    6 Rules Of House Renting That You Should Know If You’re Living In India

    Planning to move to a new city and live independently? Finding rental accommodation will be the first thing for you to tick off your to-do list.
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    Published -13 Aug 2019, 12:38 ISTUpdated -09 Nov 2021, 16:09 IST
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    Planning to move to a new city and live independently? If yes, then finding rental accommodation should be the first thing for you to tick off your to-do list. But some landlords could be strict and meddler, so, here are some laws that you should know on how to protect yourself from a troublesome landlord while taking a flat on rent!

    Written Agreement

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    When you rent a home, it is essential to have a legal written agreement between you and the landlord to safeguard the interest of both parties. The owner can keep the original documents and you can keep a copy of documents. 

    Essential Supplies

    Essential services like regular water supply, electricity, parking, sanitary services, etc. are your basic rights and it is the landlord’s responsibility to ensure that you get these basic facilities. 

    In case a basic necessity is withheld by the owner, then a local authority can intervene and initiate an inquiry. Also, the authority can levy a penalty and compensation to the aggrieved party. 

    Eviction Of Tenants

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    A landlord cannot ask you to evacuate the premises without giving you prior notice and a concrete reason for the eviction. In most cases, the notice period is between 15 days to 2 months. If the tenants fail to vacate the building within the specified time, the landlord is entitled to double the monthly rent as compensation. 

    Landlord’s Access

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    Once the rent agreement is signed, the flat belongs to the tenant and the homeowner cannot enter the flat without your permission. If he does so, then you can take legal action against him. In case he wants to check the flat or undertake repairs or fittings, he has to give you prior notice. 

    Rent Hike Limit

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    A landlord cannot increase the rent against the terms of the agreement. In case, it is written in the agreement then there is a certain limit up to which he can increase the rent.

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    Flat Upkeep

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    Except in cases of normal wear and tear, it is the landlord’s responsibility to bear the cost of maintenance of the property. However, if small damage occurs, it is the tenant's responsibility to get it repaired.  In case the tenant refuses to pay for damages caused, then the landlord can subtract the amount from the security deposit or he can take legal action against him.

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