However, industry experts are concerned that the rules of the rent law will be diluted at the state level, as in the case of RERA, given that the country is essentially a state subject. As of June 1, 2019, the Rental Fees Act comes into effect, which prohibits landlords and agents from charging tenants fees that are not “authorized” by law. Any lease signed on or after June 1 must comply with the new rules. Let`s take a look at how the 2019 Model Rental Law intends to address this issue in order to close the gap between supply and demand. See the brochure on the Residential Tenancies Amendment Act 2019. [PDF, 527 KB] “However, there are some inherent challenges. The deposit cap can become a pain point for many homeowners in cities like Bengaluru – a 10-month bond (with some room for negotiation) was the accepted norm. If a tenant is late or causes significant damage to a property, a two-month deposit cannot cover the costs incurred by the landlord during repairs. While the government sets the basic guidelines, the exact rules are likely to change in each state, with the country being a state subject. As we saw in the very one-sided introduction of RERA, the Model Tenancy Act could lose its true purpose in 2019 if states do not comply with and dilute the core guidelines,” said Anuj Puri, president of Anarock Property Consultants. .