In KP, after being satisfied with the information received, the head of the local police station issues a tenant receipt (TAR) and also enters the diary which is maintained at the police station. In addition, the head of the local police station is responsible for keeping records of all leased buildings and tenants under the jurisdiction of that police station and for preparing a computerized database for these rented buildings. Q: What are the provisions for rent increases in the Punjab Rented Premises Act, 2009? A: The law recognizes the agreement between landlord and tenant on rent increases within the meaning of Section 6 (1) d) of the Punjab Rented Premises Act. This section specifies that a lease includes rent, rate of increase and due date, as well as how the rent is paid. Both laws require the landlord and tenant to declare their tenancy agreement before the rental of the area concerned. If the lease is only registered, they can take legal action in the event of a dispute in the rental court. Information on rent management systems in the Pakistan regions (Azad Jammu and Kashmir, the Federation-managed tribal areas (FATA) and Gilgit-Baltistan) could not be found among the sources consulted by the research directorate as part of the time constraints of this response. The main legal instrument is the 1973 Constitution. It establishes the relationship between the Federation and the four provinces. Legislative powers are divided between the federal and provincial governments through legislative lists. The Constitution contains the list of federal statutes as well as the competing legislative list.
The points in the competing list are also covered by federal and national legislation. The issues not included in either list fall under the exclusive jurisdiction of the provinces. However, no provincial statute contrary to a federal statute should be developed. The list of heritage matters and other civil claims is established within the legislative scope of the provincial legislature. In Islamabad, no tenancy agreement applies beyond the period that the lessor and tenant can agree upon before or after the lease begins. If no deadline is set, the tenancy agreement is stagnated after six months after the tenant receives a written termination. In Sindh, where a fair rent has been set, no increase should be affected for three years. In any case, the rent increase should not exceed 10% per year on the existing rent. An October 2016 article published by The Nation in October 2016 shows that the PITB has contributed to the development of tenant registration software in Lahore, to be replicated in Punjab province, although the “[s]s] are constantly working on [a] manual system” (The Nation 10 Oct. 2016).