FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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    1.What is Leave and Licence agreement?

    A legal instrument by which the Licensor permits the Licensee to occupy and utilize a piece of land/apartment/shop/office or any immovable real estate legally possessed by the Licensor for commercial or residential purposes.

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    2.What is the term or life span of a Leave & License agreement?

    A Leave and License agreement can be entered into from 1 month till 60 months.

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    3.What is the role of Aadhar card in e-registration process?

    E-Registration procedure is Aadhar /UIDAI linked, which means the persons executing the agreement, the Licensor/Licensee and the witness/identifiers, must have an Aadhar card to execute the Leave & License agreement. This step certifies the role of each party in the agreement and makes the document authentic & genuine.

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    4.Do I really need to register the Leave & License agreement?

    Notwithstanding anything contained in the Maharashtra Rent Control Act of 1999 or any other law for the time being in force, any agreement for leave and licence or letting of any premises, entered into between the landlord and the tenant or the licensee, as the case may be, after the commencement of this Act, shall be in writing and shall be registered under the Registration Act, 1908. (extract from the Maharashtra Rent Control Act 1999, Clause 55.

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    5.What is the time frame of e-registration?

    Barring any technical irregularity / technical problems which prohibit the e-submission of the agreement for registration, and government holidays, the registration process post submission generally takes anytime between 6 hours to 24 hours. There have been cases of speedy registrations under 15 minutes and that’s no surprise in today’s date. Agreements once completed and executed, are electronically submitted to the E-Registrar (S.R. Office) who scrutinizes the same for completeness & correctness, fulfilling all legal requirements and provides a seal and approval on the submitted document.

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    6.Do I have to visit the Sub-Registrar office at any stage?

    If you chose to register your document via the electronic medium, there is no reason why you will need to visit the registrar office at any stage.

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    7.Can a Power of Attorney holder file a document for registration?

    Yes, there is a provision for the same. A power of attorney holder can execute the Leave & License agreement provided he/she has a valid Aadhar card along with a PAN card. The Power of Attorney will be scanned and saved by us and presented along with the e-agreement to the Sub-Registrar for his/her consideration and approval.

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    8.How do we pay stamp duty & registration fees?

    Basis the commercial value of your agreement, we will advice you on the applicable stamp duty and registration charges which are to be paid to the Government. We assist you in paying the same on your behalf. You will not be required to visit any bank for this procedure. A Government challan will be provided along with the receipt for all amount paid on your behalf towards registering your agreement.

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    9.How can I be certain if my document is genuine?

    Once registered, every document contains a document number along with the Government seal, and a thumb impression of the Government officer / Registrar who signs the document by way of putting his/her thumb impression. The document number on your agreement is unique and you can look it up on the Government website and download a copy in case you require the same in future. Ask us the links and we will be happy to help you in the same. Refer to the Sample Agreement which will help you to identify the points mentioned above.

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    10.Where all can I use the e-registered Leave & License agreement copies?

    An e-registered Leave & License agreement is a legal document and can be utilized wherever required, such as for obtaining a police NOC, submission to the society for records, requesting a telecom operator for a new SIM card, Banks and any other places where there is a need to provide a residential address.