In Noida, you have to pay 2% of the annual rent as stamp duty, for rentals of up to 11 months. To reduce costs, tenants and lessors sometimes conclude an oral agreement on the lease and avoid the realization of a lease. Sometimes they also document the agreement and set terms for the rental, but choose not to save the document. This is due to the fact that both parties are responsible for paying a registration fee when a rental agreement is drawn up and registered. The lessor is also required to declare his rental income as soon as the lease is valid. However, entering into a lease without registration is illegal and could prove risky for both parties, especially in the event of future litigation. In some countries where the e-stamp is available for rental contracts, you do not need to buy the stamp paper physically. You can register on the website of Stock Holding Corporation of India Ltd (SHCIL) and check that the state in which you reside offers this possibility. Currently, Assam, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Delhi-NCR, Tamil Nadu, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh allow e-stamping of rental contracts. From a horde of MNCs to ancient temples, Chennai has it all. It is therefore not surprising that a good number of educated people move to cities like Chennai and Coimbatore, mainly for jobs, which in turn has increased the demand for rental property.