This amount is paid by purchasing the stamp paper you owe to the government. In Delhi, stamp duty is equal to 2% of the average annual rent, for rental contracts with a maximum duration of five years. In Noida, you have to pay 2% of the annual rent as stamp duty, for rentals of up to 11 months. To promote rental housing in India, the government has formulated a draft directive, the Model Tenancy Act, 2020, to make the transaction beneficial for both landlords and tenants. The provisions established under this model policy should be the guiding principles for the preparation of a lease agreement. According to the union`s housing minister, the policy, which will likely soon replace existing rental housing laws across India, will unleash a crore unit in India`s rental housing markets. Long-term lease agreement – Usually signed for residential purposes, long-term leases have a year term. . . .