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Do you have a right to pluck from a tree planted by your landlord?

I asked a colleague in the office how he fairs with his landlord (awkward question you will say…LOL) and the response to that question, which came in form of a story, erupted both deductive and inductive argument. The gist goes thus: “My colleague resides in a twin duplex apartment whereby his landlord occupies one and him the other. The twin ...

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Who is to blame for this real estate scam?

real estate scam

Welcome to another edition of #ShelterMatters. We got a letter last week from a reader and we decided to share with you. Please read and give your candid opinion in the comment section below: My name is Akintunde Adejobi. After my secondary school education, I got the opportunity to travel to the United States of America to further my education ...

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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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