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|My Landlord And I by OMOTOWO(m): 4:12pm On Nov 15, 2019
Good afternoon Nairalanders,
I got a quit notice in September (my rent expired 31-10-2019) and I am supposed to vacate the room and palour self contain by march 2019.
Today, my landlord called me and said why have I not come to make enquiry as to why I got the letter.
I told him I know the letter was from a genuine lawyer and I decided not bother in asking him why because I know why .
The reason is not far-fetched from the fact that I quarreled with him twice because of disconnected electricity supply for four days when I was not owing him. I actually fought with him for good two days. I dared him and his generation not to fix the light until I come back from office. The first I did, he didn't reconnect the light but he reconnected the second time .
The light was disconnected because some tenants who occupied other SCs didn't pay theirs. I actually told him to pay and disconnect others who have not paid because I am tired of this kind of monthly occurrence. Somebody like me pay very early. Then, he should have a way as a landlord of getting his money when he pays for everybody instead of every month disconnection.
To cut the story short, he said he has my type as son and there is no way such disagreement will not come to play. He said he didn't actually mean it that he was only threatening me. He said he asked for the letter to be written to me by his lawyer and then he has the right to withdraw the letter too. (I think he needs money and the man is thinking March ending is too long to get another rent for the SC)
He asked me when I am paying the rent. The rent is actually #140k but I told him I will try and credit him #100,000 first. When he dropped the call, I called my wife and explained what happened to her. She let me realize the man is trying to get the six month rent for the quit notice period of six months he gave us. She said we should not play into his hands. I actually remebered the man told me on phone that if I don't have the whole #140k now, I can pay half which is #70,000. This is where I discovered what my wife said might be true .
We are actually trying to leave the house before or by March ending as the notice read before this call.
I hope this man is not trying to play smart though I know we are to pay for the six months of the notice but I don't plan to give him until I am ready to pack.
Should I involve his lawyer because his contacts are written in the letter he gave me ?
Is my landlord real ? Is he trying to play smart to get money for the notice period early? Should I credit him the #100,000? What if he returns #30,000 and claim I only pay for the notice and he keeps dragging issue with me that the notice still hold? I can't afford to loose my #70,000 just like that because the money is for the new accommodation I am looking forward to get? Can I ask him to withdraw the letter first (may be in his wife and my wife presence )?
Lest I forget, my landlord extorts a lot. That's his hobby.
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|Re: My Landlord And I by ihedioramma: 4:46pm On Nov 15, 2019
Hello, if you are paying for one year befor the six months quit notice is free you dont need to pay . If you are paying for six months befor you have three months free because is quit notice you have to use the six months and look for another hause . If you like the hause call the landlord and his lawyer talk face to face, if they don't want you to pack out any more ask the lawyer to give you letter for that .
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|Re: My Landlord And I by babyfaceafrica: 7:29pm On Nov 16, 2019
find a new house..simple!!
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|Re: My Landlord And I by RichDad1(m): 7:29pm On Nov 16, 2019
I won’t advise you to renew your rent.
Firstly, from your explanations, what leads to your disagreement with your landlord will still play out again. Unless the other tenants leave or decide to turn good leaves, which is very unlikely.
Secondly , you said your landlord is an extortionist. The 2 factors are major red flags.
Just look for another apartment (If you have the financial capacity) and leave before the expiration of the 6 months notice.
Also make sure whatever experiences you had/having in this place guide you to choosing a better new apartment.
Best of luck. ✌️
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|Re: My Landlord And I by Bawizzo(m): 7:30pm On Nov 16, 2019
"I got a quit notice in September (my rent expired 31-10-2019) and I am supposed to vacate the room and palour self contain by march 2019."
I don't understand you!!
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|Re: My Landlord And I by Nobody: 7:31pm On Nov 16, 2019
The landlord is trying to play a smart card. He has given you quit notice since September, You are expected to pack n go by March 2019, why is he asking for payment again. If you don’t plan on leaving the apartment, you can pay involving your lawyer.
I won’t advise you to stay in that house because it seems your landlord is manipulative judging from your writeup and the disagreement you’ve both had. Listen to your wife and disconnect yourself from his property.
***People don’t joke with money ooo***
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|Re: My Landlord And I by oluwasegun007(m): 7:31pm On Nov 16, 2019
Pls find another apartment...
Housing is bad in the country with no proper system in place.
It is well.
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|Re: My Landlord And I by websoft914: 7:31pm On Nov 16, 2019
OP you're not tied to that house. Go look for another house. Cos you might be having issues with the landlord even if he allows you to stay
|Re: My Landlord And I by Xucxex1997: 7:31pm On Nov 16, 2019
ur wahala not ours
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|Re: My Landlord And I by BCD2much(m): 7:31pm On Nov 16, 2019
Bad, (1) its either he wants to make u respect authority next time and wanted u to come begging but u never did. (2) he wants u to live on full pay even when u have been marked for an eviction.
make sure u reach an agreement before his wife and urs with a letter or notice showing he has cancelled d previous notice, ask him to write on d reciept that "its a part payment for a 1yr rent". While speaking with him face to face make sure u stylishly make a video as an evident, finally continue to play ignorance of his plot and never mention it(that is making u pay for ur eviction notice period)
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|Re: My Landlord And I by realstars: 7:31pm On Nov 16, 2019
|Re: My Landlord And I by Nobody: 7:31pm On Nov 16, 2019
|Re: My Landlord And I by Mhurfhy(m): 7:32pm On Nov 16, 2019
Musa is tired at the gate....
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|Re: My Landlord And I by slimthugchimee2(m): 7:32pm On Nov 16, 2019
And it never bothered you to think, maybe that landlord is in nairaland
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|Re: My Landlord And I by nairalee(m): 7:32pm On Nov 16, 2019
Better safe than sorry. Tell him to give u receipt for one year before u pay any money.
|Re: My Landlord And I by Nobody: 7:32pm On Nov 16, 2019
if you are in lagos - it is if i recall illegal to take rent in any format other than monthly, though we all do it. just sayin'
|Re: My Landlord And I by Nobody: 7:33pm On Nov 16, 2019
I once lived with a landlord that locked my toilet for over one month.
Na God go judge u, Ogene.
May God make us all Landlords in Jesus name.
|Re: My Landlord And I by merryossai(m): 7:33pm On Nov 16, 2019
its quite a tricky situation, but try to get an evidence(like a recorded phone conversation) you would hold in case your wife's suspicion turn out to be true.
However, all this happen because of lack of money ...may this year be the last year we will struggle to have our own house or pay rents.. Amen!
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|Re: My Landlord And I by HacheNoire: 7:33pm On Nov 16, 2019
Is your landlords wife beautiful?
If yes, send me the house address, I want to move-in once you are out
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|Re: My Landlord And I by wunmi590(m): 7:33pm On Nov 16, 2019
Honestly I dont like living in a compound where the lanlord or landlady also stay, i really find it not comfortable.
I have never had the experience of living with my lanlord or landlady before, except my mother landlady and father landlord.
I am giving room for people who have experienced this kind of situation to contribute.
TBH, I will just advice you leave the compound if you have seen a better place, so that the lanlord won't play a fast one on you.
Wish you success.
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|Re: My Landlord And I by Chuks9000: 7:34pm On Nov 16, 2019
Are you for real? If you have been serve quit notice via letter, it is only via letter that the notice should be withdrawn.
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|Re: My Landlord And I by Nobody: 7:34pm On Nov 16, 2019
Nigeria and it's jagajaga nonsense. The tenants have no rights
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|Re: My Landlord And I by partnerbizn5(m): 7:34pm On Nov 16, 2019
No part of house lived in is free strictly speaking.
You pay for all Whetter there is notice or not.
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|Re: My Landlord And I by Lawalemi(m): 7:34pm On Nov 16, 2019
Avoid challenging your landlord if you would still need his house
|Re: My Landlord And I by madapcmod: 7:34pm On Nov 16, 2019
Your landlord is smart. If you pay, at the end of the quit notice he will kick you out and balance you the remainder of the rent.
Let the same lawyer withdraw the quit notice first in the presence of a witness, else continue your house search
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|Re: My Landlord And I by Randy100: 7:35pm On Nov 16, 2019
Dialogue is the best answer.
|Re: My Landlord And I by Florblu(f): 7:35pm On Nov 16, 2019
Tell him to call his lawyer to withdraw the quite notice by sending you a letter to that effect. Also if you are making any payment make sure his lawyer is involved and there should be an agreement or evidence of payment showing when you're to pay the next rent and how much you are to pay.
|Re: My Landlord And I by Goldenheart(m): 7:35pm On Nov 16, 2019
But March 2019 is gone...
|Re: My Landlord And I by Depressed101: 7:35pm On Nov 16, 2019
ihedioramma:op do this
|Re: My Landlord And I by tunjijones(m): 7:35pm On Nov 16, 2019
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