I think one can suss out from the way your questions are worded that you are apprehensive about falling victim to India’s notoriously tenant-friendly rent control laws, which can make having a tenant evicted a particularly difficult task. Many a landlord/landlady before you has pondered this question in a bid to avoid having to eventually run the gauntlet of hardships these laws appear to codify. They usually resort to one of three options:
1. Have a month to month lease so as to be governed by section 106 of the Transfer of Property Act and have the option of terminating the lease by 15 days at notice at anytime during its currency (which I believe is not an option here and rightly so); or
2. Have a so-called leave and license agreement as opposed to a lease/rental agreement when the concerned property is to be let out for a fairly lengthy period, and be governed by the Indian Easements Act so as to not have to resort to a court when it’s time to terminate it.
The former is simply designed to fly under the radar of India’s rent control laws. As for the latter, i.e., the leave and license agreement, it does not transfer any interest in the property to the licensee but merely grants them a right to do something in or upon the licensed premise something which in normal course would be unlawful. This can be for any length of time—for instance 11 months, two years, five years, or what have you.
I must point out that the Supreme Court in Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd. v. Chembur Service Station observed that a leave and license agreement that “puts the licensee in exclusive possession of the premises, untrammeled by any control, and free from any directions from the licensor (instead of conferring only a bare personal privilege to use the premises) will be a lease, even if described as licence.” So be mindful of that. In practice, however, there is usually no problem. But then again you never know. The best you can do is to manage your risks, and that in your case involves making sure you can trust the tenant and getting someone competent to draft the agreement for you.