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Rental Agreement & Legal Affidavit
A rental agreement protects the interests of both the landlord and tenant. The terms of the agreement bring clarity to the arrangement, such that the consideration, rights and obligations of both parties, and the rental term are established. In most Indian cities, rental agreements last only 11 months to protect against rental control laws. Agreements with a longer term need to be registered.
An affidavit is a type of verified statement or showing, or in other words, it contains a verification, meaning it is under oath or penalty of perjury, and this serves as evidence to its veracity and is required for court proceedings.
Shop & Establishment Registration
What is Shops & Establishments Act?
The Shops and Establishments Act regulates conditions of work, lists rights of employees in the unorganised sector and provides a list of obligations for every employer. It applies nationwide to shops, commercial establishments, hotels, restaurants, eating houses, theatres and other places of public amusement or entertainments. Every shop and establishment is required to register itself under the Act within 30 days of commencement of work, whether or not it has employees.
When is a Shops and Establishments Act license required?
Every shop and establishment needs to register itself compulsorily under this Act within 30 days of commencement of work. As this is such a basic license, many other licenses require this as proof of a commercial business. For example, most banks will require you to furnish it if you want to open a current account. To get this license, you would need to provide the PAN card of the business owner or the business itself, a copy of the rental agreement or sale deed, and details of all the employees.
Small Scale Industries (SSI) or Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) can register themselves under the MSMED Act. It isn’t necessary, but very beneficial to do so, as it only exists to offer benefits to those registered under it. These benefits include priority sector lending, excise and direct tax exemptions, capital investment subsidies and power tariff subsidies. To qualify as an MSME, manufacturing enterprises need to have investment of less than Rs. 10 crore in plant and machinery, while service enterprises must have no more than Rs. 5 crore invested in plant and machinery. If, at any time, you cross this investment limit, you need to cancel your registration under the MSMED Act.
Is SSI/MSME Registration voluntary or mandatory?
The SSI Registration is only needed to avail of subsidies and benefits. It is absolutely voluntary. However, as it is a fairly easy registration to get quickly (provided you have a manufacturing plant or a commercial space where you render services), many business opt for it over other registrations.
MSME stands for micro, small and medium enterprises and any enterprise that falls under any of these three categories. MSME enterprises are the backbone of any economy and are an engine of economic growth, promoting equitable development for all. Therefore, to support and promote MSMEs, the Government of India through various subsidies, schemes and incentives promote MSMEs through the MSMED Act. To avail the benefits under the MSMED Act from Central or State Government and the Banking Sector, MSME Registration is required.
Micro, Small and Medium sized enterprises in both the manufacturing and service sector can obtain MSME Registration under the MSMED Act. Though the MSME registration is not statutory, it is beneficial for business at it provides a range of benefits such as eligibility for lower rates of interest, excise exemption scheme, tax subsidies, power tariff subsidies, capital investment subsidies and other support. Chaludiya & Co. can help your business obtain MSME Registration to avail a host of benefits.
Sale, Gift & Partnership Deed
The lawful owner of a property can transfer it to another party without any monetary consideration through a gift deed. All such deeds must be signed by the donor, attested by 2 witnesses and then registered. Charges will vary in each state as stamp duty must be paid on the value of the property. Generally, such gifts are given by one family member to another, but there is no such restriction. However, gifts from relatives (and wedding gifts) are exempt from tax.
Now that you’ve found the place you want to buy or found a buyer for your property, you need an agreement prepared. There is no underestimating this document, given the large sums involved in property deals. The agreement between you and the other party should cover comprehensively the terms on which the sale will take place, the conditions, and the date on which the sale will be completed. Sale Deed is the document that would be executed once final possession is given.
A partnership deed is a written legal document to avoid unnecessary misunderstanding, harassment and unpleasantness among the partners in the event of any dispute. For mutual benefit, the registration of Deed of Partnership is made under the Indian Registration Act, 1908 so as to avoid apprehension of the Deed of partnership being destroyed or mutilated in the possession of the partners. However, a partnership firm can also be created without registration under the Indian Registration Act, by just entering into a deep of Partnership. An instrument of partnership may be constituted by more than one document, meaning an amendment agreement can be added to a partnership deed at anytime to change the terms of a Partnership Firm.