Yes, if the person renting the property to you has a general power of attorney from the owner, then he can sign a rent agreement on behalf of the owner.
Police Verification happens when the police verifies your identity and makes sure that you do not have any criminal record. While renting a house, it is the duty of the landlord to do police verification under the law and make you fill a “police verification form”, otherwise he will be punished. Sometimes even brokers help landlords to do the police verification but you do not have to do it yourself or pay any money for the form.
Yes, if your lease deed is for 12 months or more, then it is compulsory to get it registered. Otherwise, if it is less than 12 months, even though compulsory registration is not required under the law, it is better to get it registered in case you need to prove your address for any reason such as passport verification, Aadhar verification etc.
It is always a good practice to get rent receipts especially if you are paying rent in cash. Taking rent receipts can have advantages such as claiming tax exemption while filing your return (if you are eligible), using it as evidence if a dispute arises from the rent agreement, etc.
If you have paid your rent online, i.e. through a bank transfer, the receipt of the bank transfer would not be counted as a rent receipt. It will only be a proof of your online transaction.
You have to take the permission of the landlord if you have rented a premise for residential purpose but intend to use it for business or commercial purposes. However, if you have rented it specifically for business purposes and the same is mentioned in your agreement, then you do not need to inform the landlord/licensor.
No, you cannot sublet your rented premises to anyone, unless you have the express consent of the landlord. If you sublet without taking the permission of your landlord, you may be evicted.
The notice period is given in your agreement. If you do not provide the required amount of notice before leaving the house, the landlord/licensor can deduct an amount from the security deposit, which will be equivalent to the notice period. For example, if your notice period was one month and you informed the landlord that you would be leaving in one week, he can deduct three weeks worth of rent from your security deposit.
Yes, both the property owners have to be present to register the written agreement along with you and two witnesses.
The responsibility to do the major repairs in the house are usually with the landlord/licensor and minor repairs are usually with the tenant. Usually, the assignment of responsibilities for undertaking repairs in written in the agreement.