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#ShelterMatters: Why do landlords have ethnicity issues?

In Nigeria, having enough money to pay for the type of apartment you wish to rent for a period of time isn’t enough to secure you a decent rented apartment. So many other factors are considered such as age, gender, occupation, ethnicity, status, and so on. Today on #shelterMatters, we’d be dwelling on ethnicity. Speaking writing from a personal experience, ...

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#ShelterMatters – Is your house insured?

is your house insured

Is your house insured? Your home is your biggest investment. Unlike cars, which depreciate the minute you drive them off the lot, houses typically increase in value over time.   Is home insurance really necessary? What is the value of home insurance? Does it really pay off later to insure my home now?   You’ve probably asked at least one ...

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#ShelterMatters : What part of Lagos do you avoid, and why?

Though Lagos is the smallest state in Nigeria with a land mass of 3,345 square kilometers, ironically it is one of the most populated cities in Nigeria. People from all other places in the country migrate into a place that has been described by some sections of the country as “no man’s land”. In Lasgidi every manner of humans can ...

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Who refurbishes a previously occupied apartment?

Who really should be responsible for the refurbishment of a previously occupied apartment? Welcome to another episode of shelter matters on your number 1 hub for real estate matters in Nigeria. The matter arising today might be perceived in a very concerned and harsh tone as I am experiencing today’s topic first hand and not close to being imagined. Shelter ...

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Is it right to have religious centers in residential areas?

Noise pollution or noise disturbance according to wiki is the disturbing or excessive noise that may harm the activity or balance of human or animal life. The source of most outdoor noise worldwide is mainly caused by machines and transportation systems, motor vehicles, aircraft, and trains. However, in Nigeria, churches and Mosques are higher source of outdoor noise. The sound ...

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Agents’ fee menace in Lagos state

Still on the Lagos state tenancy law which was introduced 2011, last week we shared ours and your opinion on the segment of the law which states that it will be unlawful for a landlord or his agent to demand or receive rent in excess of 1 year in respect of any premises with the provision for a contravention of ...

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