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The TN government on February 22, 2019, introduced the new rules under the Tamil Nadu Regulation of Rights and Responsibilities of Landlords and Tenants Act, 2017, the Tamil Nadu Government has also launched an exclusive portal (www.tenancy.tn.gov.in) to create the registration of rent/lease agreements.

The Tamil Nadu Regulations of Rights and Responsibilities of Landlords and Tenants Act 2017 has been enacted on the lines of model Tenancy Act indicated by the Government of India. The Act repeals the Tamil Nadu Buildings ( Lease and Rent Control) Act, 1960. The new legislation aims to regulate the tenancy of buildings as per the terms and conditions of the tenancy agreement executed by the landlords and the tenants and also to safeguard the interest of the landlords and the tenants in case of disputes. As per the provisions of this law, all tenancy agreements should be written agreements and shall be compulsorily registered with the Rent Authority. The registration of the tenancy agreement with the rent authority is independent of the registration requirement of the tenancy agreement under the Registration Act, 1908. Since most of the transactions are done through the tenancy registration portal with the minimum interface of the Rent Authority.

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How to Register on www.tenancy.tn.gov.in – TNHUD Portal

Step-1: Visit www.tenancy.tn.gov.in – Tamil nadu Housing and Urban Development department Portal

Step-2: Click Register” option on the right side corner of the webpage


a. Enter Your Full Name

b. Select your District 

c. Select your Taluk

d. Enter your Mobile Number

e. Enter your E-mail ID

f. Enter your Aadhar Number

g. Enter your Desired Login ID

h. Enter your secret Password and Please enter confirm Password

i. Enter captcha Code and click “Sign Up” Button

Step-4: After Successful Sign Up OTP has been sent to the registered email id and mobile No.

Enter “OTP” and Click “Verify OTP” button

Your user Registration Successfully Completed use log in option to create Online Rent Agreement e-Registration


Step-5: After Login Click Housing and Urban Development Department > “Application for Registration of Tenancy Agreement”

THB-401 Registration of Tenancy/THB-401 Registration of Tenancy

Supporting Documents:-

PAN Card/Aadhaar Card/Driving Licence/Passport/Voters ID/GSTIN No.

Power of Attorney/Board Resolution/Others

Sale Deed / Settlement Deed / Partition Deed / Lease Deed / Assignment Deed / Power of Attorney / Others

Online Registration Process of Tenancy Agreement


Fill All Necessary Details and click Submit Button to Complete your Tenancy Agreement Registration Process. The Rent Authority verify the name, identity and address of the parties and register the tenancy agreement and grant Tenancy Registration Number (“T.R. No.”) within thirty days from the date of submission of such application.

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