A lot of questions have been raised in time past as regards house repairs. In fact, this has generated a lot of argument. Both tenants and landlords constantly feel cheated because either feel they are being forced to pay for house repairs supposed to be handled by the other.
As a landlord, you have to make sure the place is comfortable for the new tenant.
I know sometimes Naija miss out on this and the tenant moves in and starts fixing some stuffs.
It SHOULDNOT be so.
Here it is different.
Infact if anything gets spoilt in the house, you call the landlord’s maintenance ASAP and report it.
They come and fix it.
As a landlord, it’s your house. It is not free. So do right by making it comfortable for people to live in.
They are paying for it.
The tenant has no business fixing any damn thing.
However this is still subject to the tenancy agreement
But if tenants do deliberate damage then they should pay for the repairs.
When I was renting, the backyard landscaping became so bad I contacted the rental agency and requested the landlord to fix it he refused but he permitted me to do it with my money afterall I lived there. Well I did.
Now, I own mine. I am not sure I would want my tenants to do my job, they may not get my taste and besides it seems a bit unfair to them.
Some tenants can be a pain in the backside though.
But me,nothing. I deviced a palliative measure,bypassed the pass and took the water up,of course with her permission. Spent about 10k. She broke it the following day. I fixed it again. She said I must disconnect it. No p. I will only if and when you build a scaffold and make arrangements for tank…I called the lawyer,they had a meeting. And gave me their word(I recorded the convo) that it wld be fixed before May ends. If not,I get a full refund and all I have spent upgrading the apartment. My neighbour said we shld just contribute and foot,but hell no! After paying through my nose for rent,i’d now do her work for her?? Ko jor.
The water rushes downstairs,so I go down to fetch. But I can’t sustain going to fetch water everyday. Nah.