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Our Tenant Refuses To Vacate Our Apartment After About 10 Months Quit Notice! by WAECMATHEMATICS: 12:05am On Dec 20, 2019
Good day all.

Please, I need your advice on one wicked stubborn tenant. My family gave this our tenant a quick notice since February this year 2019. As a matter of fact, the tenant and our family went to Lagos Arbitration and Mediation Centre. It was at the Mediation Centre that we both reached an agreement that he should leave our apartment.

So, we gave him 6 months quit notice in February, 2019. His previous house rent elapsed that same February, 2019. So, for the 6 months quit notice we gave him, he didn't pay any money. He actually said he would need 6 months to search for another apartment at that meeting we had with him at the Mediation Centre in February. So, we gave him the 6 months for free.

The 6 months we gave him elapsed at the end of August, 2019. When the 6 months elapsed, he refused to vacate the apartment. So, my family went back to the Lagos Mediation Centre to complain. The Mediation Centre sent him (the tenant) a letter giving him 7 days ultimatum to vacate the apartment. At the end of the 7 days, this man refused to leave. My family complained again to the Mediation Centre and they said they would look into it.

After another 3 months again by last November, 2019, this tenant refused to leave the apartment. My family went back again to the Lagos Mediation Centre and one of the officials there said "So, the man has not left the house since?". We responded yes. At the Mediation Centre there, they said something like they are incapacitated by the law to take any action.

This is December now going to an end. The tenant is still in the house. He has refused to vacate the apartment. It's about 10 months now living in our apartment without any payment. He has refused to leave.

The apartment is a 2 bedroom flat in Aguda Surulere, Lagos. The tenant's name is Mr Chigozie Okongwu James.

We don't want to take law into our hands as it seems there is no solution to the problem through the Lagos Mediation Centre. It's about 10 months now!

What can my family do to get the man ejected from the apartment? Your advice are welcomed.

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Re: Our Tenant Refuses To Vacate Our Apartment After About 10 Months Quit Notice! by sinaj(f): 12:10am On Dec 20, 2019
Remove the roof

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Re: Our Tenant Refuses To Vacate Our Apartment After About 10 Months Quit Notice! by sweetonugbu: 12:10am On Dec 20, 2019
I will give you expo

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Re: Our Tenant Refuses To Vacate Our Apartment After About 10 Months Quit Notice! by meum: 12:20am On Dec 20, 2019
sinaj:
Remove the roof
You got me laughing grin

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Re: Our Tenant Refuses To Vacate Our Apartment After About 10 Months Quit Notice! by EmptyCoconutHead(m): 12:23am On Dec 20, 2019
so why u con post am for politics section?

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Re: Our Tenant Refuses To Vacate Our Apartment After About 10 Months Quit Notice! by FreeSoworeNow: 12:25am On Dec 20, 2019
EmptyCoconutHead:
so why u con post am for politics section?

trash

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Re: Our Tenant Refuses To Vacate Our Apartment After About 10 Months Quit Notice! by MrBrownJay1(m): 12:26am On Dec 20, 2019
to deal with mad people, sometimes you have to act as a mad person yourself.... it is obvious diplomacy wont work with that one, they will take full advantage of your "kind" nature until you show them pepper!

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Re: Our Tenant Refuses To Vacate Our Apartment After About 10 Months Quit Notice! by Nobody: 12:47am On Dec 20, 2019
WAECMATHEMATICS:
Good day all.

Please, I need your advice on one wicked stubborn tenant. My family gave this our tenant a quick notice since February this year 2019. As a matter of fact, the tenant and our family went to Lagos Arbitration and Mediation Centre. It was at the Mediation Centre that we both reached an agreement that he should leave our apartment.

So, we gave him 6 months quit notice in February, 2019. His previous house rent elapsed that same February, 2019. So, for the 6 months quit notice we gave him, he didn't pay any money. He actually said he would need 6 months to search for another apartment at that meeting we had with him at the Mediation Centre in February. So, we gave him the 6 months for free.

The 6 months we gave him elapsed at the end of August, 2019. When the 6 months elapsed, he refused to vacate the apartment. So, my family went back to the Lagos Mediation Centre to complain. The Mediation Centre sent him (the tenant) a letter giving him 7 days ultimatum to vacate the apartment. At the end of the 7 days, this man refused to leave. My family complained again to the Mediation Centre and they said they would look into it.

After another 3 months again by last November, 2019, this tenant refused to leave the apartment. My family went back again to the Lagos Mediation Centre and one of the officials there said "So, the man has not left the house since?". We responded yes. At the Mediation Centre there, they said something like they are incapacitated by the law to take any action.

This is December now going to an end. The tenant is still in the house. He has refused to vacate the apartment. It's about 10 months now living in our apartment without any payment. He has refused to leave.

The apartment is a 2 bedroom flat in Aguda Surulere, Lagos. The tenant's name is Mr Chigozie Okongwu James.

We don't want to take law into our hands as it seems there is no solution to the problem through the Lagos Mediation Centre. It's about 10 months now!

What can my family do to get the man ejected from the apartment? Your advice are welcomed.

Cc:
Lalasticlala
Mynd44
OAM4J



He never get money to rent another apartment.Buhari do turn many people from grass to grasshoppers.

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Re: Our Tenant Refuses To Vacate Our Apartment After About 10 Months Quit Notice! by chival(f): 1:12am On Dec 20, 2019
He probably doesn't have the funds to rent a new apartment yet. He'll leave eventually. Home owners should learn to have compassion for their tenants. The state of affairs in the country is causing millions to suffer untold hardship.

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Re: Our Tenant Refuses To Vacate Our Apartment After About 10 Months Quit Notice! by Gandollaar(f): 1:20am On Dec 20, 2019
What reason did he give for not leaving yet?

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Re: Our Tenant Refuses To Vacate Our Apartment After About 10 Months Quit Notice! by Bitcoinomy(m): 1:26am On Dec 20, 2019
sinaj:
Remove the roof
I no fi laugh biko grin

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Re: Our Tenant Refuses To Vacate Our Apartment After About 10 Months Quit Notice! by WAECMATHEMATICS: 2:14am On Dec 20, 2019
Gandollaar:
What reason did he give for not leaving yet?

He said he's still looking for a new apartment. After about 10 months!

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Re: Our Tenant Refuses To Vacate Our Apartment After About 10 Months Quit Notice! by Gandollaar(f): 2:27am On Dec 20, 2019
WAECMATHEMATICS:


He said he's still looking for a new apartment. After about 10 months!
Ok not even that he has no money. If it's a bungalow, pls remove his side of the roof and see if he tries to repair it. If he does, then get anyone he brings for the job arrested by the police since you guys want to play it civil.

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Re: Our Tenant Refuses To Vacate Our Apartment After About 10 Months Quit Notice! by WAECMATHEMATICS: 2:36am On Dec 20, 2019
Gandollaar:
Ok not even that he has no money. If it's a bungalow, pls remove his side of the roof and see if he tries to repair it. If he does, then get anyone he brings for the job arrested by the police since you guys want to play it civil.

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Re: Our Tenant Refuses To Vacate Our Apartment After About 10 Months Quit Notice! by Gandollaar(f): 2:37am On Dec 20, 2019
WAECMATHEMATICS:


Yes nau.. otherwise get some area boys to forcefully eject him.

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Re: Our Tenant Refuses To Vacate Our Apartment After About 10 Months Quit Notice! by flyingdutchman(m): 3:50am On Dec 20, 2019
chival:
He probably doesn't have the funds to rent a new apartment yet. He'll leave eventually. Home owners should learn to have compassion for their tenants. The state of affairs in the country is causing millions to suffer untold hardship.
You are a very wicked person.

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Re: Our Tenant Refuses To Vacate Our Apartment After About 10 Months Quit Notice! by flyingdutchman(m): 3:51am On Dec 20, 2019
Na guerrilla tactics remain oo! Send random people to make his life a living hell. But, beg them make dem no beat am or kill am oo! Make him property just dey loss small small.

Make I add jara:
Arrange make dem carry am go "Psychia" for one week, and those people should release him with apology that they got wrong info.

Another random day, invite Lord's CHOSEN people to hold crusade for him door. He needs to hear the word of God grin grin grin

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Re: Our Tenant Refuses To Vacate Our Apartment After About 10 Months Quit Notice! by utenwuson: 4:17am On Dec 20, 2019
Tomorrow morning, call a carpenter to remove some of the roof, call a plumber to disconnect the water, cut off the electricity, remove your door and window,.... Within 12 hours, he will Park out...

This is the only way unless u want him to stay another year.... Simply tell him u are repairing your building while removing those things, make sure your guys are present, incase he will wanna fight, u can beat him to coma with your guys, before he regain consciousness, his stuffs are already parked outside, let him be the one to call police....

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Re: Our Tenant Refuses To Vacate Our Apartment After About 10 Months Quit Notice! by hurryup123(m): 4:31am On Dec 20, 2019
sinaj:
Remove the roof
na watin dem do my frd for him formal apartment, as he no gree pack commot.

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Re: Our Tenant Refuses To Vacate Our Apartment After About 10 Months Quit Notice! by benpuzzy(m): 4:36am On Dec 20, 2019
chival:
He probably doesn't have the funds to rent a new apartment yet. He'll leave eventually. Home owners should learn to have compassion for their tenants. The state of affairs in the country is causing millions to suffer untold hardship.
so house owners has suddenly turn to father chrismas, mcheeeew. Go and sell all your goods to people for free or don't collect salary from your employer because of the state of the nation.

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Re: Our Tenant Refuses To Vacate Our Apartment After About 10 Months Quit Notice! by ursullalinda(f): 4:38am On Dec 20, 2019
chival:
He probably doesn't have the funds to rent a new apartment yet. He'll leave eventually. Home owners should learn to have compassion for their tenants. The state of affairs in the country is causing millions to suffer untold hardship.



Babe forget.....atimes some tenants can be so wicked....he might want them to sue him.....so he can enjoy 2years free rent......courtesy of our judiciary

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Re: Our Tenant Refuses To Vacate Our Apartment After About 10 Months Quit Notice! by Venerable612(m): 5:00am On Dec 20, 2019
utenwuson:
Tomorrow morning, call a carpenter to remove some of the roof, call a plumber to disconnect the water, cut off the electricity, remove your door and window, .... Within 12 hours, he will Park out...
flyingdutchman:
Na guerrilla tactics remain oo! Send random people to make his life a living hell. But, beg them make dem no beat am or kill am oo! Make him property just dey loss small small.

PLEASE DO NOT TAKE BOTH OF THIS ADVICE.

Like the Lagos Mediation Centre told you - under Nigerian Law, and particularly Lagos’s Tenancy - you cannot resort to Self-help. Even when you have served the statutory notices.

So it means YOU CANNOT FORCEFULLY EJECT HIM from your house or you risk being sued for unlawful ejection Yourself and having to pay for damages.

What yu can do is this.

INSTRUCT A LAWYER

If the value of the Rent is less than #10M, proceed to the Magistrate Court. You can institute an action for ejection and serve it on the Tenant.

If the Value of the Rent is above #10M, then you must proceed to the High Court immediately to the same as above.

Note: on both cases, you will normally take a Writ to enforce the judgment of the court on ejection. With that, the Sherrifs in the court will be the one to come eject him from your house themselves.

ANYWAY - that’s if you want to do it legally. Otumokpo, Ogun lakaaye or any traditional means may be a faster and cheaper means grin. Just kidding.

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Re: Our Tenant Refuses To Vacate Our Apartment After About 10 Months Quit Notice! by flyingdutchman(m): 5:32am On Dec 20, 2019
Venerable612:


PLEASE DO NOT TAKE BOTH OF THIS ADVICE.

Like the Lagos Mediation Centre told you - under Nigerian Law, and particularly Lagos’s Tenancy - you cannot resort to Self-help. Even when you have served the statutory notices.

So it means YOU CANNOT FORCEFULLY EJECT HIM from your house or you risk being sued for unlawful ejection Yourself and having to pay for damages.

What yu can do is this.

INSTRUCT A LAWYER

If the value of the Rent is less than #10M, proceed to the Magistrate Court. You can institute an action for ejection and serve it on the Tenant.

If the Value of the Rent is above #10M, then you must proceed to the High Court immediately to the same as above.

Note: on both cases, you will normally take a Writ to enforce the judgment of the court on ejection. With that, the Sherrifs in the court will be the one to come eject him from your house themselves.

ANYWAY - that’s if you want to do it legally. Otumokpo, Ogun lakaaye or any traditional means may be a faster and cheaper means grin. Just kidding.
That you even joked about jazz otumokpo shows that even you would go the extra mile. Na person sweat and blood oo

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Re: Our Tenant Refuses To Vacate Our Apartment After About 10 Months Quit Notice! by WAECMATHEMATICS: 5:38am On Dec 20, 2019
flyingdutchman:
Na guerrilla tactics remain oo! Send random people to make his life a living hell. But, beg them make dem no beat am or kill am oo! Make him property just dey loss small small.

We've actually thought of this. But, our fear is, things might go wrong. He might even sue us in the process.

Thanks anyway.

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Re: Our Tenant Refuses To Vacate Our Apartment After About 10 Months Quit Notice! by WAECMATHEMATICS: 5:41am On Dec 20, 2019
utenwuson:
Tomorrow morning, call a carpenter to remove some of the roof, call a plumber to disconnect the water, cut off the electricity, remove your door and window, .... Within 12 hours, he will Park out...

This might degenerate into fight and when fight erupts, anything can happen. We are being careful.

Thanks for your advice.

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Re: Our Tenant Refuses To Vacate Our Apartment After About 10 Months Quit Notice! by WAECMATHEMATICS: 5:43am On Dec 20, 2019
ursullalinda:




Babe forget.....atimes some tenants can be so wicked....he might want them to sue him.....so he can enjoy 2years free rent......courtesy of our judiciary

This is what we think his plan is. He's a very cunning man.

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Re: Our Tenant Refuses To Vacate Our Apartment After About 10 Months Quit Notice! by WAECMATHEMATICS: 5:48am On Dec 20, 2019
Venerable612:


PLEASE DO NOT TAKE BOTH OF THIS ADVICE.

Like the Lagos Mediation Centre told you - under Nigerian Law, and particularly Lagos’s Tenancy - you cannot resort to Self-help. Even when you have served the statutory notices.

So it means YOU CANNOT FORCEFULLY EJECT HIM from your house or you risk being sued for unlawful ejection Yourself and having to pay for damages.

What yu can do is this.

INSTRUCT A LAWYER

If the value of the Rent is less than #10M, proceed to the Magistrate Court. You can institute an action for ejection and serve it on the Tenant.

If the Value of the Rent is above #10M, then you must proceed to the High Court immediately to the same as above.

Note: on both cases, you will normally take a Writ to enforce the judgment of the court on ejection. With that, the Sherrifs in the court will be the one to come eject him from your house themselves.

ANYWAY - that’s if you want to do it legally. Otumokpo, Ogun lakaaye or any traditional means may be a faster and cheaper means grin. Just kidding.

Thanks for your advice.

Hope it'll not drag for months before he's ejected by the court's Sherrifs.

For the traditional means, can you shed more light on it? grin

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Re: Our Tenant Refuses To Vacate Our Apartment After About 10 Months Quit Notice! by KenOne: 6:07am On Dec 20, 2019
OP like someone suggested to you file a case against the tenant in magistrate court immediately with the evidence of the center of abitration settlement of given him 6months to leave and other reminders.

The extra months he stayed after the agreed 6months by both parties before the centre of abitration he'll be forced to pay by the court.

The court will confiscate his properties through the court bailiff and auction them to pay you.

You guys wasted almost a full year chasing shadows by going to centre of abitration that can not act instead of going to magistrate court to evict the stuborn tenants within that 6months.

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Re: Our Tenant Refuses To Vacate Our Apartment After About 10 Months Quit Notice! by Nobody: 6:09am On Dec 20, 2019
I hate to sound like this but its kinda a norm amongst some greedy Igbo's to rent your house and refuse to pay,he(tenant) is building his house that he intends packing into
I am speaking from a real experiences I had
***The options you have are:
1.Involve the police
2.Disconnect every disconnectable(roof,water,power,
3.Report him to his pastor
4.Buy a good padlock n lock them in/ out
5.pray cause the tenant might be using JAy Z on you

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Re: Our Tenant Refuses To Vacate Our Apartment After About 10 Months Quit Notice! by WAECMATHEMATICS: 6:22am On Dec 20, 2019
KenOne:
OP like someone suggested to you file a case against the tenant in magistrate court immediately with the evidence of the center of abitration settlement of given him 6months to leave and other reminders.

The extra months he stayed after the agreed 6months by both parties before the centre of abitration he'll be forced to pay by the court.

The court will confiscate his properties through the court bailiff and auction them to pay you.

You guys wasted almost a full year chasing shadows by going to centre of abitration that can not act instead of going to magistrate court to evict the stuborn tenants within that 6months.

Thanks. We've learnt our lessons.

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Re: Our Tenant Refuses To Vacate Our Apartment After About 10 Months Quit Notice! by blessedvisky(m): 6:23am On Dec 20, 2019
One sentence

Igbo Amaka

My friend kick that ingrate out!

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Re: Our Tenant Refuses To Vacate Our Apartment After About 10 Months Quit Notice! by WAECMATHEMATICS: 6:25am On Dec 20, 2019
otuekong1:
I hate to sound like this but its kinda a norm amongst some greedy Igbo's to rent your house and refuse to pay,he(tenant) is building his house that he intends packing into
I am speaking from a real experiences I had
***The options you have are:
1.Involve the police
2.Disconnect every disconnectable(roof,water,power,
3.Report him to his pastor
4.Buy a good padlock n lock them in/ out
5.pray cause the tenant might be using JAy Z on you

Thanks. There are actually many good Igbo tenants. It's this one that's a thief in disguise.

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