Is it mandatory to notarize a rent agreement ?

No, It's not mandatory to notarize a rental agreement 

A rental agreement without notary is accepted for jurisdiction purposes. It is important that a rental agreement should be executed on non-judicial stamp paper or non-judicial e-stamp paper.

However, notarizing your rental agreement is a precautionary measure to protect your rental deal. A notary lawyer reads and makes sure that parties understand the terms & conditions mentioned in rental agreement, verify identification proofs, and witness the signature of parties. It means that rental agreement is not forged and (guaranteed) attested by notary public.

A notarized rental agreement is widely accepted for jurisdiction and as local address proof for tenant. Ex: applying gas connection, bank account opening, tax claim, etc…


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Answered on February 03,2018

No, it's not mandatory to notarize a rent agreement. 

It is a convention that is being followed by landowners to seal rental/lease agreements only for 11 months so as to avoid registration of the agreement with the local competent authorities. Earlier rental agreements were required to be registered only if the tenure was more than 11 months but now according to the new Rental Control Act, it is mandatory to register a rent agreement in order to make it valid. Hence, a landlord is under an obligation to get the rent agreement registered.
No, it's not mandatory to notarize a rent agreement.
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