Complete Checklist: Documents Required for Renting a Flat in Mumbai

  • urban IPS
  • April 10, 2024
  1. Identity Proof:

    • Aadhaar Card
    • Passport
    • Voter ID Card
    • Driving License
  2. Address Proof:

    • Aadhaar Card
    • Passport
    • Utility bills (electricity, water, gas) in the tenant's name
    • Rent Agreement from the previous landlord
  3. Tenant Verification:

    • Police Verification Form (Form C) filled and signed by the tenant
    • NOC (No Objection Certificate) from the society or landlord
  4. Landlord's Documents:

    • Property ownership documents (Sale Deed, Title Deed)
    • NOC from the society (if applicable)
    • PAN Card of the landlord
  5. Rent Agreement:

    • A legally binding rent agreement signed by both parties (tenant and landlord)
    • Stamp paper of appropriate value as per the Rental Laws of Maharashtra
    • Two copies of the agreement, one for each party, duly signed
  6. Security Deposit Receipt:

    • Receipt acknowledging the security deposit paid by the tenant to the landlord
    • Mention the amount, mode of payment, and date of payment
  7. Utility Bills:

    • Clear understanding and agreement on who will be responsible for paying utility bills (electricity, water, gas, maintenance charges)
  8. Maintenance Agreement (if applicable):

    • Agreement specifying maintenance responsibilities between the landlord and tenant
  9. Parking Agreement (if applicable):

    • Agreement regarding parking space allocation and charges (if parking is provided)
  10. Furniture and Appliance Inventory:

    • List of furniture, appliances, and amenities provided by the landlord along with their condition at the time of renting


It's important to note that the requirements may vary depending on the landlord, the locality, and specific circumstances. Hence, it's advisable for both parties to consult with legal experts or real estate professionals to ensure compliance with all legal and regulatory requirements.

Furthermore, it's crucial to thoroughly read and understand all clauses mentioned in the rent agreement before signing. Any discrepancies or concerns should be addressed and clarified beforehand to avoid future conflicts.

In conclusion, renting a flat in Mumbai can be a seamless process if both parties adhere to the necessary documentation and legal formalities. By following this checklist diligently, tenants and landlords can embark on a rental journey with confidence and peace of mind.