Registration of Rent Agreement in Maharashtra

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In Maharashtra, under Section 55 of the Maharashtra Rent Control Act 1999, it is mandatory to make an agreement in writing and register the same. It is important to mention here that in many states it is not mandatory to register the rent agreement, if the rental period is less than 12 months. However, it is advisable to get it registered.

eave and License agreements in Maharashtra can be executed for a maximum period of five years. The Consideration Value refers to the sum of the total rent payable during the rental period, and the non-refundable deposit collected by the landlord. Urban areas refer to areas under Municipal Corporation limits. All other areas come under rural areas. Rent Agreements attract Stamp Duty and registration charges as follows:

Stamp Duty

0.25% of the Consideration Value* mentioned in the document

Registration Charges

Rs 1,000 for properties in urban areas

Rs 500 for properties in rural areas

Link for E- Registration : https://efilingigr.maharashtra.gov.in/ereg/

Here is a step by step guide to register a rent agreement in Maharashtra online. A Thumb scanner and webcam are required for this procedure.

Step 1

Visit the official website of the Department of Registration and Stamps.

Link: https://efilingigr.maharashtra.gov.in/ereg/

Go to the New Entry Pane, and select the district where the property is located.

Capture a thumb impression using a thumb scanner, and create a password.

Click on Next

Thereafter, click on ‘Next’.

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Step 2:

In step 2 you, have to provide the property details. After completing the page, you have to click on the ‘Save’ button and then move forward by clicking on the button ‘Next: Party Details’.

Rent agreement registration in Maharashtra: A guide

Step 3:

On ‘Party Detail Page’ you have to enter the property’s landlord’s details. Save it and then click on the button ‘Add: Party Details’.

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Step 4:

Select the ‘licencee/tenant’ in the Party type on the same page and fill all the details. Save and click on button ‘Add: Party Details’. Thereafter, click on ‘Identifier’.

Rent agreement registration in Maharashtra: A guide

Step 5:

Fill the details witnesses (Identifiers). Click on add identifier and again fill the details for adding the second witness (A total of two witnesses are required). Click on ‘Next: Rent & Other Terms’.

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Step 6:

Now, in this page you have to provide the information related to the rental details and terms and conditions as agreed by both the parties. You can pay the stamp duty and registration charges as displayed on the page. Check the draft document by clicking on ‘View Draft Document’.

Rent agreement registration in Maharashtra: A guide

Step 7:

Verify the details in the draft document and if required you can make the changes in the document.

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Step 8:

After verification, click on ‘Execute”’.

Rent agreement registration in Maharashtra: A guide

Step 9:

After clicking on ‘Execute’, a new page will open that will require the thumb impression of all the parties, along with their photographs. After adding the information, click on ‘Save’.

Rent agreement registration in Maharashtra: A guide

Step 10:

After saving you have to verify the photographs and thumb prints of parties and click on ‘Admission’.

Rent agreement registration in Maharashtra: A guide

Step 11:

Now provide the Aadhaar details of each party and verify the same through eKYC.

Rent agreement registration in Maharashtra: A guide

Step 12:

Click on ‘Show PDF’, verify all the details and click on ‘Submit’.

Rent agreement registration in Maharashtra: A guide

Step 13:

After clicking on the submit button, a token key will be generated. You can use that token key to download the registered agreement, along with the receipts for the payments.

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