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Re: How Can I Evict A Flatmate? by mgboloyd(m): 1:07pm On Apr 24, 2018
Malawian:

Haven't you been reading up? the last time they paid Nepa bills was around September last year. Even Nepa cuts your light every month you didn't pay.

it is not wrong to disconnect electricity inside your house, it is only illegal to disconnect from the poles or from the meter. any wire that enters your house from the meter, it is up to you to do whatever u like with it. its like saying that it is wrong to wire your house except it is PHCN officials.

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Re: How Can I Evict A Flatmate? by Radiants: 1:11pm On Apr 24, 2018
sisisioge:


Abi o...every retardine feels they've got the rights to shot behind their 5mb grin

Radiants:


lol... he/she probably doesn't know that Igbos is a slang for flat mates cheesy. he/she thought you meant flatino/Igbos/Igbo.. he/she should have asked you to eplain what you meant...

This auto correction is causing wahala... I typed Flat-ties not Igbo na...
Re: How Can I Evict A Flatmate? by sisisioge: 1:18pm On Apr 24, 2018
Radiants:




This auto correction is causing wahala... I typed Flat-ties not Igbo na...

grin grin grin grin grin grin

Welcome to NL! The dictionary here na taanga!

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Re: How Can I Evict A Flatmate? by mgboloyd(m): 1:25pm On Apr 24, 2018
Malawian:
Okay, so I got a 3bd flat I am renting, but decided to sublet 2 of the spare rooms as I don't really need the space yet and also that it should help to bring down the overhead.

problem now is, the tenants are not paying for anything. Not even rent or Nepa or other utilities and I have been the one taking care of the costs up till now.

I just finished paying the rent to the landlord 2 months ago, and the sublet has also expired. I wrote them a note late last year indicating that I will not be renewing their sublet for this year.

Now, I got a lawyer to serve them a notice to quit last month and the notice is meant to run for a month. as I am here now, it doesn't look like they are even bothered about the notice.

one of them actually locked up the room since January and has not been available to pick up the quit notice, he does not pick my calls nor answer my messages. Even the ones sent on FB which indicates he has seen them do not also get a reply.

The Lawyer in question also seems to be a busy man and was supposed to be around last week to brief me but I don't seem to get ahold of him that much.

As we know, we Nigerians can be very devious and unscrupulous ( Bubu said so ), Like the one that has locked up the place since January, he could claim he has valuables or money missing should I force the place open, even though I know the room is empty, save for curtains and a foam.

The other one who actually stays there 247 seems to be looking to pick a fight that can be a pretex for a court case.

Honestly, I will like to know how to go about getting those guys out of my flat, considering that if I should pack out of there, they also has to pack out.

Lawyers, etc, any suggestions will be appreciated.

I full ground with una here for background.

it is a very dicey situation.
1. does your landlord knows that you subletted the property.
2. can you approach your landlord through your agent to help you to evict them.
3. will your landlord get angry for subletting?
4.did you issue receipts for payments & agreements even if it is a paper that has your signature and that of ur tenants.
5.how was the mode of rent payment, was it through bank account?
6. how many times were this rent payments made?

all the answers you give above will determine the solution.

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Re: How Can I Evict A Flatmate? by canalily(m): 3:52pm On Apr 24, 2018
Afobear:
y'all are kids
and u are calf puppy ewe nwa ewu. Monkey
Re: How Can I Evict A Flatmate? by Afobear: 4:19pm On Apr 24, 2018
canalily:
and u are calf puppy ewe nwa ewu. Monkey
humbly say that to the unfortunate non entity that failed to self-service you off

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Re: How Can I Evict A Flatmate? by canalily(m): 5:36pm On Apr 24, 2018
Afobear:
humbly say that to the unfortunate non entity that failed to self-service you off
taa u bi zombi
Re: How Can I Evict A Flatmate? by Afobear: 5:58pm On Apr 24, 2018
canalily:
taa I bi zombi
..
Re: How Can I Evict A Flatmate? by EbonyQueen001(f): 7:46pm On Apr 24, 2018
I went through every comment here and I understand your plight.
Yes, some suggestions here are good and some are something else.


First of all, it is illegal to sublet your apartment. If the landlord should hold you up on this, it won't be funny.

NOW TO THE MAIN ISSUE ON GROUND.

It is your apartment and no one should dictate how you keep it.
I wonder why your landlord's cousin did not house the guy he introduced to you in the first place. Did you tell him you are lonely ni?


BACK TO YOU...

If you can, cut off the power supply to the two rooms, install jam-lock in the two rooms, change the lock to the main door and your alternative route to your apartment.

Tell your landlord that the two people staying with you are not relatives but squatters, let him know his cousin brought one of them to stay for few weeks.
Then, you can tell him they no longer stay with you
Do not forget, the e is no evidence that they rented the place from you other than the initial receipt and agreement letter you gave to the MIA guy.


Look for a place to stay for few days.

That way, if in your absence anything happens, you can take other crazy actions.

The 24/7 occupant will be forced to call you when he is challenged by the Landlord. Definitely, the landlord's cousin will also be forced to call the other MIA occupant.

For the missing occupant, you can also do this:
Get some trusted friends to go with you, film you while you open the door, pack up all his things, install jam-lock and look for where to store his things, maybe that is where your landlord's cousin comes in, to possibly collect the things and store for his 'friend'.
That recording is evidence enough.

Remember, it is your apartment and you paid for it.

Going legal can be time consuming and money consuming and just as your lawyer has indirectly told you with his actions, it is a waste of time and money. Trust me, I have been there and I know.

Also remember, don't try this again. Total strangers in your home, a place where you rest after a stressful day.

It is well with you.

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Re: How Can I Evict A Flatmate? by Daboomb: 1:10am On Apr 25, 2018
EbonyQueen001:
I went through every comment here and I understand your plight.
Yes, some suggestions here are good and some are something else.


First of all, it is illegal to sublet your apartment. If the landlord should hold you up on this, it won't be funny.

NOW TO THE MAIN ISSUE ON GROUND.

It is your apartment and no one should dictate how you keep it.
I wonder why your landlord's cousin did not house the guy he introduced to you in the first place. Did you tell him you are lonely ni?


BACK TO YOU...

If you can, cut off the power supply to the two rooms, install jam-lock in the two rooms, change the lock to the main door and your alternative route to your apartment.

Tell your landlord that the two people staying with you are not relatives but squatters, let him know his cousin brought one of them to stay for few weeks.
Then, you can tell him they no longer stay with you
Do not forget, there is no evidence that they rented the place from you other than the initial receipt and agreement letter you gave to the MIA guy.


Look for a place to stay for few days.

That way, if in your absence anything happens, you can take other crazy actions.

The 24/7 occupant will be forced to call you when he is challenged by the Landlord. Definitely, the landlord's cousin will also be forced to call the other MIA occupant.

For the missing occupant, you can also do this:
Get some trusted friends to go with you, film you while you open the door, pack up all his things, install jam-lock and look for where to store his things, maybe that is where your landlord's cousin comes in, to possibly collect the things and store for his 'friend'.
That recording is evidence enough.

Remember, it is your apartment and you paid for it.

Going legal can be time consuming and money consuming and just as your lawyer has indirectly told you with his actions, it is a waste of time and money. Trust me, I have been there and [b]I know.
[/b]
Also remember, don't try this again. Total strangers in your home, a place where you rest after a stressful day.

It is well with you.


You obviously 'dont know' and you are certainly advising, based on 'emotions', which is misleading!

Going "legal" is time and money consuming but going 'rogue' can ensure the actor/accused spends even more money and longer time in JAIL! grin grin
That 'recording with trusted friends' IS NOT enough or good evidence in a court of Law!
Only the presence of a 'neutral entity recognized at law' like the Police or Court Baillif, is good and enough evidence.

Cutting-off electricity or any other utility for that matter or such similar action, in order to forcefully eject a tenant is unlawful.... it is stated in black and white in section 44 of the tenancy Act 2013 (amended) so l wont advice that at all.

That 'initial receipt and agreement' is enough evidence that they rented the place from him.
FYI, Rent agreement can even be 'verbal', where no written documentation is made!

And please, stop making all these 'assumptions and generalisations' on behalf of the Op, he knows best what transpired between them, all you need to do is just advice, based on what is lawful.

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Re: How Can I Evict A Flatmate? by EbonyQueen001(f): 1:36pm On Apr 25, 2018
Daboomb:



You obviously 'dont know' and you are certainly advising, based on 'emotions', which is misleading!

Going "legal" is time and money consuming but going 'rogue' can ensure the actor/accused spends even more money and longer time in JAIL! grin grin
That 'recording with trusted friends' IS NOT enough or good evidence in a court of Law!
Only the presence of a 'neutral entity recognized at law' like the Police or Court Baillif, is good and enough evidence.

Cutting-off electricity or any other utility for that matter or such similar action, in order to forcefully eject a tenant is unlawful.... it is stated in black and white in section 44 of the tenancy Act 2013 (amended) so l wont advice that at all.

That 'initial receipt and agreement' is enough evidence that they rented the place from him.
FYI, Rent agreement can even be 'verbal', where no written documentation is made!

And please, stop making all these 'assumptions and generalisations' on behalf of the Op, he knows best what transpired between them, all you need to do is just advice, based on what is lawful.



Ok, bye
Re: How Can I Evict A Flatmate? by askalawyer: 10:58am On May 02, 2018
Malawian:

I stopped counting since August -September last year cos i had already got fed up with them and made up my mind to get them out. If i were to calculate, it could be in the region of 80k for the one who locked up the place,and 50k for the other one.

okay, pls send a pm. I shall need further info from you, and i suppose you might not want to share in public.

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Re: How Can I Evict A Flatmate? by KingMicky3286: 11:43am On May 02, 2018
Tell Lala to drop snakes on every corners of the rooms.. He will even leave his/ property for you and run away..n

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Re: How Can I Evict A Flatmate? by overdrive(m): 11:54am On Nov 08, 2019
How did this end eventually.
CC malawian.
Re: How Can I Evict A Flatmate? by Bigblessed: 1:41pm On Nov 08, 2019
Oh! What a pity.
The human mind is really wicked.

I don't know the kind of landlord that you have or your relationship with him/her.

It's high time you open up to your landlord by first apologising for subletting his house and humbly give him genuine reasons why you did it (to help your self moreover they have been your good friends).

Save your self the side spendings and keep it for a take-you package to your landlord if he's the greedy type because he might decide to charge you for helping you or use the opportunity to increase your rent.

So what is the deal?
He will officially prepare a quite notice and paste it on your door as usual after which you will go about begging and begging him. Sometimes, he will come to the house to shout and remind you of the notice and you will kneel down to beg him(while they peep through the window and laugh at you). Remember that you will pay for all the logistics - transportation, phone calls, lawyer's involvement if the house has one. Sometimes, you will inform the landlord or his lawyer when the other guy is around so that you people can play the drama before them.
Try removing your things to somewhere pending when the place will be vacant then you come back.
Only a good landlord will do this for you, remember.

Another option is to be patient till the expiration time and quietly pack out.

Any intelligent lawyer you bring in on your own will tread with caution because it's an illegal act; unless the initial agreement with your landlord includes subletting.
Be wise!
Re: How Can I Evict A Flatmate? by Malawian(m): 2:50pm On Nov 08, 2019
overdrive:
How did this end eventually.
CC malawian.

I locked them out. Then they moved
Re: How Can I Evict A Flatmate? by overdrive(m): 3:53pm On Nov 08, 2019
Malawian:


I locked them out. Then they moved

That's fine. Ngwa drop today games.
Re: How Can I Evict A Flatmate? by Malawian(m): 4:52pm On Nov 08, 2019
overdrive:


That's fine. Ngwa drop today games.
lol
ngwa
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Re: How Can I Evict A Flatmate? by overdrive(m): 5:40pm On Nov 08, 2019
Malawian:

lol
ngwa
B931AQPREZTWTQ-3016118

Daalu.

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