People who live in rental accommodations, often face disputes on minor things with their landlord. It is, therefore, essential to know what your rights as a tenant are, as well as the rights of the landlord. Both parties must respect these rights, to live in harmony.
Basic things that the landlord must provide with the property
According to Nishit Dhruva, managing partner, MDP & Partners, “The most basic requirements that a landlord (licensor) ought to provide to the tenant (licensee) under the common Leave and License Agreements include:
- Accurate details of the licensed premises, such as the size of the premises, availability of car parking area, etc.
- Willingness and cooperation to get the leave and license agreement duly stamped and registered, at the sub-registrar’s office.
- Uninterrupted use and occupation of the licensed premises.
- Safety and privacy to the licensee, to use and enjoy the licensed premises.
- Clear right, title and interest, to provide the licensee with the license to use and enjoy the licensed premises.”
Tenants should inspect the apartment for defects and make a note of them, by taking a photo to share with the landlord. They should ensure that the plumbing systems (including the water pressure), electricals fixtures and other provisions in the apartment are in a usable condition. Some tenants also request that the landlord repaint the walls, before they move into the apartment