India's new rent laws seek to expand housing potential, but pockets of resistance could be a challenge

Some landlords still believe the new law is tilted in favour of tenants and prefer to keep their properties locked.
Some landlords still believe the new law is tilted in favour of tenants and prefer to keep their properties locked.PHOTO: EPA-EFE

NEW DELHI - India has overhauled its seven-decade-old tenancy law, in a move that the government hopes will add an estimated 10 million housing units to the rental market amid an urban housing crisis, and formalise the renting process.

But some landlords still believe the new law is tilted in favour of tenants and prefer to keep their properties locked.

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