Lease agreement format for Residential House. Rent agreement format
for Residential Accommodation
Format of lease
agreement for residential House is given below. If the lease
agreement is for less than 11 months it need not be
registered. If the rent agreement is for more than 11 months
it is to be registered with the Sub-Registrar in the
particular area. Lease Deed for 11 months can be prepared on
Rs. 100/- stamp paper.
This Lease Deed is made on this the ___________ day of
_____ between Sh. / Smt. __________________ Son / Daughter
of __________________, Resident of
______________________________ hereinafter called the Lessor
(which expression unless repugnant to the context or law
shall include his/her heirs successors, legal
representatives and assigns) of the one part
Sh./ Smt ________________________________ Son/ Daughter of
Sh. ___________________________________ Resident of
hereinafter called the Lessee (which expression unless
repugnant to the context or law shall include its
successors, and assigns) of the other part.
Whereas the Lessor owns the premises being Flat No.
_____________________________ consisting of ____ bedrooms,
_______ bathrooms/toilets with geysers, one
drawing-cum-dinning room and one kitchen along with all the
fixtures and fittings described in Annexure I attached
hereto as also one covered car parking space.
And Whereas, the Lessee is wants to arrange for residential
accommodation for self and family in the said premises.
And Whereas the Lessee is desirous of taking the said flat
on rent for the aforesaid purpose and Lessor has agreed to
let out the said Flat No. _________________________ on the
terms and conditions appearing hereinafter, for a period of
Now this Lease Deed witnesseth as under:
1. That the Lessor has agreed to leased out the Flat No.
_________________ to the Lessee at a rent of Rs._____________/-
per month inclusive of maintenance and other charges towards
fittings and fixtures for a period of __months commencing
from --/--/----, after deduction of tax as required by law.
2. That the flat has been handed over in a good tenantable
condition by the Lessor to the Lessee.
3. That the Lessee is fully entitled to request the Lessor
for renewal of the lease for a further period of __ months
on the same terms and conditions except that the rent would
be revised by __% p.a. which is acceptable to the Lessor.
4. That the Lessee shall pay charges for electricity and
water consumed as per bills received from the concerned
authorities before the due date.
5. That the Lessee shall not make any additions or
alterations or structural changes in the said flat provided,
however, that the lessee may erect temporary partitions,
install air-conditioners, refrigerators, cooking range and
other fixtures, fittings and equipment at its own cost and
on termination of the lease restore the said flat to its
6. That all day-to-day minor repairs shall be carried out by
the Lessee at its own cost and all major repairs shall be
carried out by the Lessor at his own cost. For the said
purpose, the Lessee shall permit the Lessor or his
authorised agents, surveyors and workmen with all necessary
appliances to enter into the flat during working hours to
carry out such major repairs, for which the Lessor would, on
receiving such request, send a notice to the Lessee in this
7. That the Lessor will ensure to the Lessee a peaceful and
uninterrupted use and enjoyment of the flat during the terms
of this lease and extension thereof without any interruption
from the Lessor or any of his/her agents.
8. That the lessee shall exclusively use the said flat for
residential purposes as mentioned above.
9. That the Lessee shall not keep or store any goods or any
other material of a combustible or explosive nature, or
cause any nuisance or annoyance to the neighbours and other
occupants of the building and shall observe and perform all
the rules and regulations and bye-laws as to the use of the
building as laid down by the concerned Association/Society
of the building from time to time.
10. That the Lessee shall not interfere with the usage of
common portions of the building and in no way obstruct the
free passage and movement in the common portions reserved
for use of other occupants of the building like corridors,
common stairs etc.
11. That the Lessee shall hand over the vacant
possession of the said Premises to the Lessor on expiry of
lease with all fittings and fixtures in good repair
(normal wear and tear excepted).
12. That on expiry of the lease period, if the same is not
renewed or is determined earlier, for any reason whatsoever,
the Lessee shall vacate and voluntarily hand over vacant
physical possession of the said premises to the Lessor.
13. That the Lessee and Lessor are at liberty to terminate
the lease by sending to the other party one month’s notice.
14. That the Lessor will have the right to terminate the
lease in case of breach of the terms of the lease or any
other covenant, term or condition contained herein.
15. That in the eventuality of the Lessee vacating the
premises under any circumstances, it will be entitled to
remove all the fixtures and fittings, air conditioners,
refrigerators, cooking range or any other equipments brought
in or installed by it in the demised premises.
16. That the Lessee has, at the request of the lessor,
deposited a sum of Rs. _____/- as interest free security
deposit with the lessor which shall be either refundable at
the time of vacation of the premises or be adjusted in the
last two months rent before vacating the premises by the
17. That the lessee is entitled to deduct income tax or any
other tax, as may become applicable, out of the payment of
rent to the lessor. However, the lessee assures and
undertakes that it shall issue the necessary TDS
certificates on account of any statutory deductions having
been made, within the time prescribed by law.
18. That the lessor shall be a liable for payment of all
taxes including property tax, house tax, ground rent,
scavenging tax or any other tax cess or charge imposed by
any municipal of public authority in respect of the property
19. That the lessor has handed over the premises to the
lessee in good tenantable condition, which the lessee
accepts. However, any defect or deficiency discovered later
on by the lessee would be rectified and attended to by the
lessor at her own cost.
20. That the lessee shall not do things which may be of
nuisance or annoyance to the neighbours or which may damage
the premises of the lessor or any other portion of the
21. That the lessor accepts the purpose of use of the
subject premises by the lessee. However, in case of any
violation of any laws, the lessee would be responsible for
the same. In any case, if any permission, approval or
license is required, the lessor agrees to sign the necessary
papers in that regard.
22. That the lessor and the lessee represent and warrant
that they are fully empowered authorized and able to execute
this lease and that the lessor shall keep the lessee free
and harmless of any demands, claims, actions of proceedings
in respect of the said premises.
23. That the lessee shall be required to give a notice in
writing to the lessor of its intention to have the lease
renewed for a further period of ___ months.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF the Lessor and Lessee
have set their hands to the this Lease Deed on the day,
month and year first above mentioned in presence of the
witnesses signing hereunder: