A. It happened thus that one of my colleague had registered a rent agreement through one of the local agent, the local agent gave him the registered rent agreement without taking the biometrics and that also in very minimal cost which was even less than the average government fees required for any rent agreement official registration. Everything went smooth and my friend also received a agreement copy which was same like registered rent agreement copy, however when after a year their was a issue in owner and tenants mutual understanding and the argument for the same heated up so much that he consulted one of the advocates for legal opinion , thats where he found that the agreement given was fake, and it does not stand as a proof in court of law. Poor he was astonished and saddened as now his property was at stake due to this fake agreement and instead of looking into tenancy matter he now needed to take a back foot and make a new agreement and find out the person who registered such kind of agreement.But, when he called me up and told the whole situation, I was also littile shocked and frankly angry on him too, because it was his carelesness and tendency of getting things in cheap which landed up him in such situation. When he had enquired for rent agreement registration, he must have recieved many agents calls for registration of rent agreement but he opted for the cheapest one without checking the background and this was the only reason which landed up him in such situation.
B. I have also came across situations where people opt for registration of rent agreement from Non Authorized Service Providers who guarantee them same day registration of rent agreement and that also in very less cost. Practically speaking it takes around 3 to 4 working days on an average to register a rent agreement by a SRO and this time period can be delayed or cut short too , wholly depending upon workload of SRO. No agent submitting your rent agreement can guarantee you the time period required for registering it, however many people just to fool around or to get business guarantee the same and provide fake agreement in given time period and afterwards when original document gets registerd keep the same with themselves.
C. Their are also scenarios where many agents complete the whole process of biometrics and form filing but never submit the rent agreement nor pay the government fees. Accordingly they take whole cost from the client and provide fake rent agreement, their by keeping whole amount of agreement and government fee.
All above scenarios and many other different frauds happen day after day and one should hence not fall prey to cheap cost agreement without checking the background of agreement provider company. It hardly takes around 3 to 4k for normal rent agreement registration of 11 months and that also the service is provided doorstep, so the parties to agreement especially the owners of the property must ensure the autheticity of registered rent agreement.