Model Tenancy Act



  • After releasing the draft in 2019, the Centre recently formally approved the Model Tenancy Act (MTA) to streamline the process of renting property in India.


  • States and Union Territories can adopt the Model Tenancy Act by enacting fresh legislation or they can amend their existing rental laws.
  • The model Act, if passed by the States and UTs, would prescribe the norms for lease agreements, deposits, dispute handling and other aspects of rental properties.
  • Separate rent authorities, courts and tribunals will be set up in districts to protect the interests of both the owner and the tenant.

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