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Do I Report The Illegal Activities In My Compound?

My compound

“How the heck did this dude manage to convince my good-natured and highly disciplined landlord to lease his apartment to him?” That was the question that kept roving in my mind when I finally made it to my two bedroom apartment after a hard day’s job. My wife and kids had gone for our church’s vigil, so I had returned ...

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Landlord and Tenant Romance

describe your landlord

By Akinyemi Ayinoluwa Emeka Nwankwo is a legal practitioner with a viable law practice in Lagos. He is a fine gentleman with his head well screwed to his neck.  Temperate, unassuming, a charmer and a typical people-person. Little wonder, in his early 30s he has recorded huge milestones in his law career. Emeka resides in a peaceful, elitist neighborhood in ...

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Landlady Sets Tenant’s Apartment Ablaze To Eject Him

Landlady Sets Tenant’s Apartment Ablaze To Eject Him

One Mrs Nike Azeez who is a landlady in the Ijegun community of Lagos state, has been accused for setting the home of one of her tenants, Adeleke Shakiru on fire just to eject him from her compound. The incident happened on Tuesday April 12th. According to PM News, Nike and Shakiru have been at loggerheads over the use of ...

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10 Ways To Resolve Landlord/Tenant Disputes

disputes

Once you have decided to become a landlord, you’ll need to be prepared for disputes that will inevitably arise with your new tenants. Being prepared will help you avoid being caught unaware by a dispute. This article aims at suggesting ways by which dispute between landlords and tenants can be resolved. Instead of immediately going to court, there are many ...

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Are Tenants Now Haunting Landlords?

Tenants

There was a time when the word landlord sent chills down the spines of erring tenants; the days of old when an eviction notice was like a death penalty.  Albeit what is obtainable these days is that tenants now believe they have equal footing with their landlords, they can even go on to call their bluffs and possibly commit arson. ...

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Tenant Beats Landlord to Death Over ‘NEPA’ Bill

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A man has been arrested for beating his aged landlord to death over high electricity bill. According to the Ondo state Police Command, the man identified as Tope Akideji allegedly beat up 75-year-old Kayode Osunkalu of a building located at 17 Ayeferere street, Ondo town. The deceased reportedly invited all tenants to discuss how they were going to settle the ...

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Landlord & Tenant Matters: Time To Serve A Quit Notice

Landlord & Tenant Matters: Time To Serve A Quit Notice

A landlord has an unfettered legal right to terminate a tenancy upon giving adequate notice. This is because the property is his and he can at any time retrieve it subject to the conditions of the tenancy agreement. Once he abides by the provisions of the tenancy agreement, the tenant has no choice than to vacate possession. If the tenant ...

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Pregnant Tenant Dies After Fight With Neighbor

Pregnant Tenant Dies After Fight With Neighbor

Police in Lagos state have arrested a tenant named Tawa Biodun for fighting her heavily pregnant neighbour, Esther Oluwadiya, in their compound in Ikotun, Lagos on Monday Feb. 8th. The woman who was pregnant with twins later died from complications from the fight. According to PM News, the deceased was rushed to Igando General Hospital and then referred to the Lagos ...

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