A Guide to Landlord-Tenant Law in TamilNadu.

A Guide to Landlord-Tenant Law in TamilNadu.

Tenant law outlines the rights and responsibilities of renters and landlords. It ensures a fair living situation for both parties.

Agreements: Leases should be written and registered for all rentals.

Landlord Duties: They collect rent, maintain the property (unless excluded in the agreement), and provide a copy of the registered lease and rent receipts. Eviction is only allowed for valid reasons.

Tenant Duties: Pay rent on time, take good care of the property, and enjoy peaceful living. Tenancy might be inheritable in some cases.

Rent Control: The agreement sets the initial rent. Increases require notice from the landlord (unless otherwise stated).

Disputes: The Rent Authority helps settle disagreements.

The Tamil Nadu Regulation of Rights and Responsibilities of Landlord and Tenants Act, 2017 (TNRRRLT Act) governs landlord-tenant relationships in Tamil Nadu. Here’s a breakdown of key aspects:

Written Agreements and Registration:

The Act mandates written tenancy agreements for all rental properties.

Even existing tenancies (pre-2017) must be documented within 90 days of the Act’s commencement.

These agreements need to be registered with the Rent Authority within a further 90 days.

Rights and Responsibilities:


Right to receive fair rent as per market rates or the agreement.

Right to evict tenants for valid reasons outlined in the Act (e.g., non-payment of rent, misuse of property).

Responsibility to maintain the property as per the agreement (unless exclusions are specified).

Obligation to provide a copy of the registered agreement to the tenant.

Requirement to provide receipts for rent payments.


Right to peaceful enjoyment of the rented property.

Security of tenure as per the agreement’s duration.

Right to inherit the tenancy in certain cases.

Responsibility to pay rent on time as per the agreement.

Obligation to take good care of the property and avoid damage.

Rent Regulation:

The agreement determines the initial rent.

Revisions can be made with a three-month notice from the landlord (unless agreed differently in the contract).

Dispute Resolution:

The Rent Authority handles disputes arising between landlords and tenants.

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