The basic framework for stamp duty is defined in the Indian Stamp Act of 1899, which allows states to change the same rules according to their needs. As a result, the Maharashtra government passed the Bombay Stamp Act in 1958. The payment of stamp duty on leave and licensing agreements are covered by Section 36A of the Bombay Stamp Act of 1958. On November 25, 2020, Durga Shankar Mishra, secretary of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, said that the new law, once implemented in the states, would free an empty house, locked in the clutches of the old law, and encourage investment in the real estate sector. In order to reduce the impact of stamp duty, people paid a substantial amount as an interest-free surety, as well as nominal rent. This gap has been filled and, in cases where a refundable deposit is recovered by the owner, a fictitious annual rate of 10% is set on an interest-free deposit and you must pay stamp duty at the same rate for each year of the term of the licence agreement. It is the owner`s responsibility to register the lease, otherwise the lessor may have to pay a fine of 5,000 Ds and expect a prison sentence of up to three months. If the leave and licence contract is not registered and there is a dispute between the lessor and the tenant, the contractual terms invoked by the tenant are considered to be the actual and correct conditions under which the property was granted to the tenancy, unless there is evidence to the contrary. Die Entscheidung derfte die Einnahmen fer die Landesregierung erh-hen, da die bisher erhobenen Miets-tze archaic waren. Housing.com has launched a fully digital, contactless service to create leases. If you want to complete the formalities quickly and without any problems, you just have to fill out the details, create the online rental contract, sign the contract digitally and get an electronic stamp in seconds. In Maharashtra, holiday and licensing contracts must be stamped with a flat rate of 0.25 per cent of the total rent for this period. If a non-refundable bond is also paid to the lessor, stamp duty will be levied at the same rate on these non-refundable bonds.

Under Section 17 of the Indian Registration Act, which applies to all of India, any real estate lease agreement must be registered from year to year or for a period of more than one year. Therefore, unless otherwise required by national law, any leave and licence contract must be registered for a period of 12 months or more. However, for Maharashtra, the law has been strengthened and, in accordance with section 55 of the Maharashtra Rent Control Act 1999, any lease or leave and licence agreement must be written and the same must be registered in a mandatory manner, regardless of the length of the lease. The registration fee for a rental contract in Maharashtra, depends on the location of the rental. The registration fee is Rs 1,000 if the property is below an urban corporate area and it is 500 aff. if this is the case in a rural area. In the absence of a contrary agreement, the tenant bears the costs of stamp duty and registration. Mumbai/Bangalore: The Government of Maharashtra on Tuesday revised its land leasing policy for Bombay, increasing rent prices and reducing the duration of leases. Section 52 of The Indian Easements Act, 1882, defines vacation and licensing agreements. This section states: “If a person grants another person or a number of other persons the right to do or continue to do something on or on the land of the funder who, in the absence of such a right, would be unlawful and such a right does not constitute relief or interest in the property, the right is qualified as a licence.” The stamp duty rate for holiday and licensing contracts is the same for residential buildings and commercial premises.