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Re: Occupants Of Rented Apartments !!! Why This Attitude? As In Why??.? by magicminister: 9:12am On Aug 23, 2016
Tobium1:



I tink dis is a good idea, but what if when de tenant is about to vacate and u make repair expenses of, say 70k, will u refund de 30k to de tenant?

If the damage cost more than 50k to fix, younwill not get anything back.
Any damage that costs more than 50k would most likely require exta work in the future.
Re: Occupants Of Rented Apartments !!! Why This Attitude? As In Why??.? by yetseyi(f): 9:16am On Aug 23, 2016
Its a Nigerian thing, we have this its not my own mentality. We have issues in this country honestly, sometimes I don't blame landlords who are harsh.

A landlord will make provision for bore hole and somehow pumping machine he fixed gets spoilt, the tenants will say they won't repair it. They are the ones that spoilt it oo.

I have seen a tenant that lives upstairs in a block of 4 flats saying she won't contribute her own share of the amount the cleaner sweeping/cleaning the floor of the compound collects simply because her flat is upstairs and thats its peeps in the flats below that should pay the cleaners.It took an intervention from another tenanat (who is also a landlord somewhere else) before she started contributing her share.I wonder where these people come from, does she fly directly to her flat.

Simple maintenance they won't do.
Some use houses as if they won't build theirs, I personally don't blame landlords sometimes.

Some landlords can also be terrible too, the house we lived in before we owned ours had a leaking roof, we told the landlord he said he would repair, and the leak was directly over a bed, after sometime we met him again and said he should let us repair it, since hes not yet ready and its inconveniencing us a lot and its rainy season he said he can't allow a tenant repair his roof. For more than a year he didn't repair it till we packed out. Its was so annoying.

Some tenants can also be very good too, that one will wish to continue having peeps like that.

Its just that it seems the good tenants have bad landlords and the good landlords mostly have bad tenants loool

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Re: Occupants Of Rented Apartments !!! Why This Attitude? As In Why??.? by MadCow1: 9:17am On Aug 23, 2016
magicminister:


Most likely not. You saw the apartment before you moved in right?
What I owe you is to make sure everything is in great working condition and if you need maintenance, you will get it asap.

Just consider the apartment to be an hotel.
You do not renovate an hotel do you



Yes I saw the apartment before I rented it.

I inspected it and pointed out all the issues I had even before I paid. I discussed the upgrades to which they consented.

Outside of the Contract:: The changes I made were an upgrade that added value.. Every other part of the house didnt suffer any wear or tear because I barely lived in the house.. They liked the upgrades (they said it).. But they will just not return my money.. Reason? The Upgrades.. grin grin





#SMH..
Re: Occupants Of Rented Apartments !!! Why This Attitude? As In Why??.? by Nobody: 9:27am On Aug 23, 2016
MadCow1:



Amadioha is a God... Not a god.. angry


Be respectful.
A god. The concept of God is used for a religion that recognizes one single superior being.
Re: Occupants Of Rented Apartments !!! Why This Attitude? As In Why??.? by MadCow1: 9:34am On Aug 23, 2016
chiddyok:

A god. The concept of God is used for a religion that recognizes one single superior being.

A God is a supreme deity.

Grammar wise, its a noun..

Proper nouns all start with a Capital letters




It does not matter if it is a Christian God, Muslim God, Traditional Gods, whatever, its condescending to spell the Gods of other religions with a small letter 'G'.
Re: Occupants Of Rented Apartments !!! Why This Attitude? As In Why??.? by sade1994(f): 9:37am On Aug 23, 2016
Philadelphia:


After the landlord must have billed them a ridiculous amount for rent, then a compulsory agent fee for a house they saw without the help of any agent, then force them to pay for lawyer, agreement and caution fee. Do you expect to still have sane tenants? Na rebels go be your tenants na.

In my area, I watched a self contain apartment being built up from scratch and I followed and booked the self contain with the engineer. Many months later after the completion, I was forced to go through an agent and seeing him for the first time, he said his charge is 10% of the total amount I pay. Hmmmm!
Long story cut short, I was told I was picked to rent the house and it's bills are as follows:
#18,000 × 24 months (rent) = #432,000
Agent fee I.e 10% of rent =#43,200
Caution fee =#50,000. This amounted to #532,000
Before the agent could tell me about lawyer and agreement fee, I just thanked him that I was picked and then I Usain Bolted from him.
This is an area where the highest amount paid for a brand new self contain does not exceed 15k a month and it's for 1 year.

As much as I condemn this "I don'tcare attitude", I also wish to remind these landlords on this forum who engage in such to desist from these behaviours as they should remember also that before the became landlords, they were once tenants.

NB: ALL TENANTS DO NOT END UP AS LANDLORDS BUT ALL LANDLORDS WERE ONCE TENANTS. BUT IN ALL, EVERYONE ON THIS EARTH ARE TENANTS.

I don't know about this but I think it's just sane for someone to take care of it's immediate environment either owned or rented .

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Re: Occupants Of Rented Apartments !!! Why This Attitude? As In Why??.? by sade1994(f): 9:43am On Aug 23, 2016
tk4rd:
Maybe the Gateman used to operate the pump.. Ooh, and again, they don't have a seperate electric meter for the pump, if not, nobody should teach them how to minimise the water-cost.

Yeah the gateman does that! But the gateman had to run coz they don't pay him on time and the errands they sent him was just too much!
We don't do that water cost thing here o cuz every house has It own borehole.
Re: Occupants Of Rented Apartments !!! Why This Attitude? As In Why??.? by Integrity123: 9:46am On Aug 23, 2016
This is a very touching subject. Some Tenants are just terrible. I have seen a Tenant before who boasted he can never spend his funds to repair a Landlord's property. That is a truth. I find this statement very irresponsible though. We will pump water in the compound ad it will be wasting from his flat yet he will not talk. All because he would spend less than N500 to buy new tap and fix! God was watching. God gave him the wherewithal and he build his own house at Mowe. He could not live in there. It was a misplaced venture. He built in a valley such that all the used and rain water in community converge in his compound. Also, his septic tank gets filled every week due to excess water inflow. He had to go and rent another apartment with his family. The advise is whatever you can do to help others do it and watch God reward you

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Re: Occupants Of Rented Apartments !!! Why This Attitude? As In Why??.? by sade1994(f): 9:46am On Aug 23, 2016
david22uu:



Where is d location of the house, is it in Aguda? Coz I am suspecting my neighbour

It's here in Asaba! And this kinda thing is common around here with commercial house.
Re: Occupants Of Rented Apartments !!! Why This Attitude? As In Why??.? by sade1994(f): 9:49am On Aug 23, 2016
nonjebose:
Probably the gateman was the one in charge of the water department also. Some tenants are like that really. In some cases, the pumping machine get bad and some tenants will feel unconcerned about it, even when others are making efforts to do something about it.

Yeah the gateman was the one! These kind of things are very common around here with commercial houses
Re: Occupants Of Rented Apartments !!! Why This Attitude? As In Why??.? by sade1994(f): 9:50am On Aug 23, 2016
passionate88:
sad
. @sade1994 When the presidiot refuses to change why expect the people to change?

The change starts with you and I
Re: Occupants Of Rented Apartments !!! Why This Attitude? As In Why??.? by Originalsly: 9:55am On Aug 23, 2016
Why blame the tenants?....is this Heaven? If the landlord doesn't care about his property why are you expecting the tenants to care? A landlord that cares about his property would have the tenants sign a contract not only including the rent but all rules and penalties that must be observed.... and have a security deposit for any damage the new tenant may cause. When you see some buildings are well kept... and tenants well behaved... it's not that the tenants are responsible..... it's because of the rules and enforcement of the landlord.

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Re: Occupants Of Rented Apartments !!! Why This Attitude? As In Why??.? by tk4rd: 10:09am On Aug 23, 2016
sade1994:


Yeah the gateman does that! But the gateman had to run coz they don't pay him on time and the errands they sent him was just too much!
We don't do that water cost thing here o cuz every house has It own borehole.
Yeaa.. We have boreholes over here too, but the pumps are connected to seperate prepaid electricity meters, so that we can adequately share the bills between the users in the compound.
Re: Occupants Of Rented Apartments !!! Why This Attitude? As In Why??.? by passionate88: 10:11am On Aug 23, 2016
sade1994:


The change starts with you and I
Wash. He preached the change, let him start
Re: Occupants Of Rented Apartments !!! Why This Attitude? As In Why??.? by passionate88: 10:14am On Aug 23, 2016
solepager:
lets be sincere. Did nigerian issue as a whole started from the president? Both present and past presidents are all held responsible. Buhari jonathan obj..all of them.

Let's be sincere too, what did he campaign with?. Let him change, probe both members of your political party and the opposition
Re: Occupants Of Rented Apartments !!! Why This Attitude? As In Why??.? by Oyimeoyimemua(f): 10:21am On Aug 23, 2016
most tenants don't care because it's not their personal property but its actually wrong
Re: Occupants Of Rented Apartments !!! Why This Attitude? As In Why??.? by greggng: 10:49am On Aug 23, 2016
Inasmuch as I don't support tenants that doesn't takecare of their apartment, but some landlords re to be blamed too. Just last week I was at home when my landlord brought nepa to cut of my light. I asked her what happened cos I am not owing any rent or bill. She told me that nepa told her that for us to ve prepaid meter, every house must be linked together since she applied for one meet in a compound that has 2 selfcontain and a 2bedroom flat. The next day I saw nepa instaling the meter with some units left for us to use before buying extra unit. That unit didnot last for 24hours and the moment we went for another unit, we got the shock of our life. We never knew that the landlady has not been showing us the real bill from nepa. The real bill contains 300k. Meanwhile we pay nepa bill plus rent yearly. Infact I prefer yearly payment cos I don't always ve cash so it saves me the embarassment of someone knocking on my door for money every month. However the disadvantage is the reason why am sleeping in darkness for close to a week plus with no end in sight. Right now nepa has ordered her to clear all the outstanding or else we won't ve light. Last night she called us for meeting and we were like why should we pay for her crime? Right now I feel bad cos am dam broke I caannot even buy fuel to put in my gen pending when this issue will be resolved. As you can see some landlords re indeed a pain to must tenants. I am in a terrible shape financially
Re: Occupants Of Rented Apartments !!! Why This Attitude? As In Why??.? by nonjebose(m): 10:53am On Aug 23, 2016
sade1994:


Yeah the gateman was the one! These kind of things are very common around here with commercial houses
See! Am I not a prophet? Church opening things on my mind, lol. I have seen where broken water and sewage pipes are left unrepaired, because everybody feels it is not in their place to fix it for the others to enjoy
Re: Occupants Of Rented Apartments !!! Why This Attitude? As In Why??.? by nonjebose(m): 11:00am On Aug 23, 2016
yetseyi:
Its a Nigerian thing, we have this its not my own mentality. We have issues in this country honestly, sometimes I don't blame landlords who are harsh.

A landlord will make provision for bore hole and somehow pumping machine he fixed gets spoilt, the tenants will say they won't repair it. They are the ones that spoilt it oo.

I have seen a tenant that lives upstairs in a block of 4 flats saying she won't contribute her own share of the amount the cleaner sweeping/cleaning the floor of the compound collects simply because her flat is upstairs and thats its peeps in the flats below that should pay the cleaners.It took an intervention from another tenanat (who is also a landlord somewhere else) before she started contributing her share.I wonder where these people come from, does she fly directly to her flat.

Simple maintenance they won't do.
Some use houses as if they won't build theirs, I personally don't blame landlords sometimes.

Some landlords can also be terrible too, the house we lived in before we owned ours had a leaking roof, we told the landlord he said he would repair, and the leak was directly over a bed, after sometime we met him again and said he should let us repair it, since hes not yet ready and its inconveniencing us a lot and its rainy season he said he can't allow a tenant repair his roof. For more than a year he didn't repair it till we packed out. Its was so annoying.

Some tenants can also be very good too, that one will wish to continue having peeps like that.

Its just that it seems the good tenants have bad landlords and the good landlords mostly have bad tenants loool
I like your last sentence. The worst case scenero is when a bad landlord gets a terrible tenant. The entire inhabitants of the street would feel like packing out
Re: Occupants Of Rented Apartments !!! Why This Attitude? As In Why??.? by nonjebose(m): 11:05am On Aug 23, 2016
sade1994:


It's here in Asaba! And this kinda thing is common around here with commercial house.
I have lived in Asaba, so I can relate to what you said. The abokis used as gatemen can atimes be mistreated
Re: Occupants Of Rented Apartments !!! Why This Attitude? As In Why??.? by gabbytabby: 11:37am On Aug 23, 2016
EgunMogaji:
I refuse to get into owning rental properties because of this horror stories I hear.

I am building a personal residence for myself and will continue to leave my investments safe in the USA.

If you have rented properties you should at least have a manager.

Shame.

That is our people for you. Even when you have manager how often do they go to check out the property.

I went to my other property for a week and came back only to be told similar by people in the neighbourhood. They damage it and will repair it themselves. You have to get to know your fellow neighbours and they will give you some heads up.

I no blame you for your investment decision. Its just useful to have local source with the likes of dumb Trump trying to get into the white house.

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Re: Occupants Of Rented Apartments !!! Why This Attitude? As In Why??.? by Nobody: 11:41am On Aug 23, 2016
MadCow1:


A God is a supreme deity.

Grammar wise, its a noun..

Proper nouns all start with a Capital letters




It does not matter if it is a Christian God, Muslim God, Traditional Gods, whatever, its condescending to spell the Gods of other religions with a small letter 'G'.
Ok.
Re: Occupants Of Rented Apartments !!! Why This Attitude? As In Why??.? by sade1994(f): 12:02pm On Aug 23, 2016
nonjebose:
I have lived in Asaba, so I can relate to what you said. The abokis used as gatemen can atimes be mistreated

As in Eh.. .
Imagine running errands for eight different occupants.
And they still don't pay him on time. .
I used to pity for the guy ..
Re: Occupants Of Rented Apartments !!! Why This Attitude? As In Why??.? by sade1994(f): 12:05pm On Aug 23, 2016
nonjebose:
See! Am I not a prophet? Church opening things on my mind, lol. I have seen where broken water and sewage pipes are left unrepaired, because everybody feels it is not in their place to fix it for the others to enjoy

I think pride too is involved. ..
Aside from wickedness
Re: Occupants Of Rented Apartments !!! Why This Attitude? As In Why??.? by nonjebose(m): 12:10pm On Aug 23, 2016
sade1994:


As in Eh.. .
Imagine running errands for eight different occupants.
And they still don't pay him on time. .
I used to pity for the guy ..
In the compound I lived then, the gateman left for the north but brought his kinsman as replacement. That one did not stay not stay up to 2 months, when he saw the situation.
Re: Occupants Of Rented Apartments !!! Why This Attitude? As In Why??.? by nonjebose(m): 12:20pm On Aug 23, 2016
sade1994:

I think pride too is involved. .. Aside from wickedness
You are right.
Re: Occupants Of Rented Apartments !!! Why This Attitude? As In Why??.? by sade1994(f): 12:41pm On Aug 23, 2016
greggng:
Inasmuch as I don't support tenants that doesn't takecare of their apartment, but some landlords re to be blamed too. Just last week I was at home when my landlord brought nepa to cut of my light. I asked her what happened cos I am not owing any rent or bill. She told me that nepa told her that for us to ve prepaid meter, every house must be linked together since she applied for one meet in a compound that has 2 selfcontain and a 2bedroom flat. The next day I saw nepa instaling the meter with some units left for us to use before buying extra unit. That unit didnot last for 24hours and the moment we went for another unit, we got the shock of our life. We never knew that the landlady has not been showing us the real bill from nepa. The real bill contains 300k. Meanwhile we pay nepa bill plus rent yearly. Infact I prefer yearly payment cos I don't always ve cash so it saves me the embarassment of someone knocking on my door for money every month. However the disadvantage is the reason why am sleeping in darkness for close to a week plus with no end in sight. Right now nepa has ordered her to clear all the outstanding or else we won't ve light. Last night she called us for meeting and we were like why should we pay for her crime? Right now I feel bad cos am dam broke I caannot even buy fuel to put in my gen pending when this issue will be resolved. As you can see some landlords re indeed a pain to must tenants. I am in a terrible shape financially


Eeya! Bros sorry ooo
God will definitely provide for you and take you greater heights.
Re: Occupants Of Rented Apartments !!! Why This Attitude? As In Why??.? by greggng: 12:57pm On Aug 23, 2016
sade1994:



Eeya! Bros sorry ooo
God will definitely provide for you and take you greater heights.


Amen. God bless you and ur family for ur concern
Re: Occupants Of Rented Apartments !!! Why This Attitude? As In Why??.? by Nobody: 1:46pm On Aug 23, 2016
irunoko:
then it means the caretaker is not doing his job well enough OR the tenants don't respect him.probably he has disrespected himself by sleeping with tenants wife OR wooing one of the female tenants

On the other hand my money stays safe in a USA bank earning interest and compound interest at that. Instead of my investments being directed by a womanizing asshat grin

The only way I'll do rental is if I leave on the same street.
Re: Occupants Of Rented Apartments !!! Why This Attitude? As In Why??.? by irunoko(m): 2:43pm On Aug 23, 2016
EgunMogaji:


On the other hand my money stays safe in a USA bank earning interest and compound interest at that. Instead of my investments being directed by a womanizing asshat grin

The only way I'll do rental is if I leave on the same street.
so when your house rent is due you will not pay?
Re: Occupants Of Rented Apartments !!! Why This Attitude? As In Why??.? by Nobody: 2:50pm On Aug 23, 2016
irunoko:
so when your house rent is due you will not pay?

I don't understand the question Sir.
Re: Occupants Of Rented Apartments !!! Why This Attitude? As In Why??.? by temeem: 3:52pm On Aug 23, 2016
Geologists classify undergound water as a nonrenewable resource I.e, it can be exhausted with time.

If they continue to waste your joint resource, walk up to them to stop them. You may as well report them or charge them to court for potential degradation of Tue environment

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