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Landlords Cannot Unilaterally Increase Rent, Both Of You Must Agree – Nigerian Lawyer

The lawyer suggested tenants to insist on a give up discover if a landlord insists on rising hire.

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A Nigerian lawyer has taken to Twitter to state that landlords can not unilaterally enhance hire with out an settlement along with his tenant.

According to @Egi_Nupe_, each the owner and tenant should agree earlier than hire is elevated. He additionally suggested tenants to insist on a give up discover if a landlord insists on rising hire.

The lawyer additional disclosed that after the expiration of the give up discover, solely a courtroom order can eject a tenant from the property.

He Tweeted;

”Your landlord can not unilaterally enhance hire, each of you need to agree. If he insists, inform him to serve give up discover. After the expiration, solely a courtroom order can eject you from the property.”

Following the controversy that trailed his tweet, he added;

”It’s the legal professionals capping within the feedback part for me. Apparently, most of them are these advising their clients-landlords to ignore tenants’ rights. They subject irregular give up notices, advise landlords to resort to self-help and frustrate tenants.

If not, why is it onerous to have an understanding with a tenant earlier than rising the hire? Why do you wish to eject a tenant with out give up discover or courtroom order? What does it revenue you to lord over tenants and abuse their rights cos you personal the home? Terrible a lot!!!!

The message was clear: agree along with your landlord on hire increment. If you don’t agree, then do the right factor. But you’re all within the remark part capping and anticipating an in depth syllabus on tenancy regulation.”

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