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Re: My Landlord Wants Me To Pay A Debt I Didn't Accrue by Agboriotejoye(m): 12:57pm On Feb 13, 2020
SirElaw:


You and everyone who liked this gibberish you spilled are very stvpid. Don't even quote me as you obviously lack debt of reasoning. No point trying to pour water in a basket.
RichardKajola:

must you talk... people like you are part of Nigeria's problem
How is he stupid or Nigeria's problem. If you've never been in dis situation with NEPA, you won't understand where he's coming from.
Re: My Landlord Wants Me To Pay A Debt I Didn't Accrue by AfroBeatDiary: 1:00pm On Feb 13, 2020
Openedheavens:
I need nairalanders' advice concerning my present predicament.

I rented an apartment late last year and discovered my power wasn't disconnected despite having not made any recharge on the prepaid after 2 weeks.

I called my landlord brother who let the place out to me, to inform him about my findings, but he insisted that I was enjoying the recharge from the previous tenant.

I tried checking the balance through the small box used for recharging but it wasn't connecting and I believed it was a network issue

After about a month, my curiosity heightened and for the fact that I hate to be involved in anything illegal, I decided to make further inquiries concerning the metre.

My neighbor and chief tenant who has been in the house for about 4 years told me that there's debt on the metre which made the previous occupant connect directly while by passing the prepaid metre..

I called a friend who once worked with Nepa and he made findings saying the debt on the metre is 118,000 naira. I got the number of the landlord and decided to put a call to him last December.

He claimed that the house has been on prepaid metre since the erection of the building. And said I should ask Nepa how the debt was accrued..
I agreed with him so I decided to make more findings concerning how debt got on the metre.

During this period, a nepa official came for inspection, he dropped his phone number as I was not at home. I called him and explained everything to him..

He gave me the summary of the transaction which showed that the house owed a debt while on post paid, which was transfered on the prepaid meter when it was installed.
The nepa official indirectly asked me to bribe him so he would leave the metre not disconnected which I didn't oblige to.

He came last week to disconnect the metre and I have called the landlord who refused to find a solution to the problem.

My landlord claims he hasn't lived in the compound for a day and wouldn't be responsible for it. I suggested that I clear the bill and deduct it from my next rent. He refused.

I have been in darkness for over a week now and running on generator without any solution in sight.

What's the best measure I can take towards resolving this issue?

Get inverter.
Re: My Landlord Wants Me To Pay A Debt I Didn't Accrue by Soulmender: 1:03pm On Feb 13, 2020
Na your over sabi kill you.. You see free light wey you suppose dey enjoy dey go but the mumuness wey dey inside you no allow you.. It's not like you were asked to pay any money, now you don expose that house for constant billing from Nepa... Bross na you go pay the money.. HOLY MOSES!
Re: My Landlord Wants Me To Pay A Debt I Didn't Accrue by Judybash93(m): 1:05pm On Feb 13, 2020
Well, there's a guy who sells solar powered batteries or something like that for 75k...
Re: My Landlord Wants Me To Pay A Debt I Didn't Accrue by awoo47: 1:24pm On Feb 13, 2020
Alitair:
Have you seen how your Over-sabi and Holy holy has attracted a debt to you

A house that is not a virgin house, someone had lived there and for some reasons bypassed the PPM and connected directly. Thy holiness thought it illegal to enjoy light and went ahead to report to PHCN, even when the PHCN staff overlooked you Over sabi and asked for money to correct the fault, you refused and now you are complaining.

As you be Eze-Ego, go and clear the debts na or better yet.... Go and build your house and leave the man's house for him.

You brought this on yourself dear sir so kindly bear the burden.
exactly, if u wan holy, holy finish nd don't complain. either pay or pack out... no other option

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Re: My Landlord Wants Me To Pay A Debt I Didn't Accrue by bigiyaro(m): 1:40pm On Feb 13, 2020
Lexusgs430:



Wetin the landlord chop...... It's the landlords debt.......
did you read the part where he said the landlord claimed he has never lived in that house?
Re: My Landlord Wants Me To Pay A Debt I Didn't Accrue by great664(m): 1:42pm On Feb 13, 2020
Kendroid:

As en no bribe them now, the country don better? undecided

Yes sir.. a step in the right direction... If everyone should learn and behave like him, no one would need bribe in the first place
Re: My Landlord Wants Me To Pay A Debt I Didn't Accrue by WarriAproko: 1:46pm On Feb 13, 2020
Go buy your own meter and abandon the landlord own
Re: My Landlord Wants Me To Pay A Debt I Didn't Accrue by WarriAproko: 1:47pm On Feb 13, 2020
Openedheavens:
I need nairalanders' advice concerning my present predicament.

I rented an apartment late last year and discovered my power wasn't disconnected despite having not made any recharge on the prepaid after 2 weeks.

I called my landlord brother who let the place out to me, to inform him about my findings, but he insisted that I was enjoying the recharge from the previous tenant.

I tried checking the balance through the small box used for recharging but it wasn't connecting and I believed it was a network issue

After about a month, my curiosity heightened and for the fact that I hate to be involved in anything illegal, I decided to make further inquiries concerning the metre.

My neighbor and chief tenant who has been in the house for about 4 years told me that there's debt on the metre which made the previous occupant connect directly while by passing the prepaid metre..

I called a friend who once worked with Nepa and he made findings saying the debt on the metre is 118,000 naira. I got the number of the landlord and decided to put a call to him last December.

He claimed that the house has been on prepaid metre since the erection of the building. And said I should ask Nepa how the debt was accrued..
I agreed with him so I decided to make more findings concerning how debt got on the metre.

During this period, a nepa official came for inspection, he dropped his phone number as I was not at home. I called him and explained everything to him..

He gave me the summary of the transaction which showed that the house owed a debt while on post paid, which was transfered on the prepaid meter when it was installed.
The nepa official indirectly asked me to bribe him so he would leave the metre not disconnected which I didn't oblige to.

He came last week to disconnect the metre and I have called the landlord who refused to find a solution to the problem.

My landlord claims he hasn't lived in the compound for a day and wouldn't be responsible for it. I suggested that I clear the bill and deduct it from my next rent. He refused.

I have been in darkness for over a week now and running on generator without any solution in sight.

What's the best measure I can take towards resolving this issue?
get your own PPM and abandon the landlord own
Re: My Landlord Wants Me To Pay A Debt I Didn't Accrue by femmoy(m): 1:51pm On Feb 13, 2020
Openedheavens:
I need nairalanders' advice concerning my present predicament.

I rented an apartment late last year and discovered my power wasn't disconnected despite having not made any recharge on the prepaid after 2 weeks.

I called my landlord brother who let the place out to me, to inform him about my findings, but he insisted that I was enjoying the recharge from the previous tenant.

I tried checking the balance through the small box used for recharging but it wasn't connecting and I believed it was a network issue

After about a month, my curiosity heightened and for the fact that I hate to be involved in anything illegal, I decided to make further inquiries concerning the metre.

My neighbor and chief tenant who has been in the house for about 4 years told me that there's debt on the metre which made the previous occupant connect directly while by passing the prepaid metre..

I called a friend who once worked with Nepa and he made findings saying the debt on the metre is 118,000 naira. I got the number of the landlord and decided to put a call to him last December.

He claimed that the house has been on prepaid metre since the erection of the building. And said I should ask Nepa how the debt was accrued..
I agreed with him so I decided to make more findings concerning how debt got on the metre.

During this period, a nepa official came for inspection, he dropped his phone number as I was not at home. I called him and explained everything to him..

He gave me the summary of the transaction which showed that the house owed a debt while on post paid, which was transfered on the prepaid meter when it was installed.
The nepa official indirectly asked me to bribe him so he would leave the metre not disconnected which I didn't oblige to.

He came last week to disconnect the metre and I have called the landlord who refused to find a solution to the problem.

My landlord claims he hasn't lived in the compound for a day and wouldn't be responsible for it. I suggested that I clear the bill and deduct it from my next rent. He refused.

I have been in darkness for over a week now and running on generator without any solution in sight.

What's the best measure I can take towards resolving this issue?


you should av bribed him and save yourself from a lot of headache
Re: My Landlord Wants Me To Pay A Debt I Didn't Accrue by kenchizzy(m): 1:54pm On Feb 13, 2020
Alitair:
Have you seen how your Over-sabi and Holy holy has attracted a debt to you

A house that is not a virgin house, someone had lived there and for some reasons bypassed the PPM and connected directly. Thy holiness thought it illegal to enjoy light and went ahead to report to PHCN, even when the PHCN staff overlooked you Over sabi and asked for money to correct the fault, you refused and now you are complaining.

As you be Eze-Ego, go and clear the debts na or better yet.... Go and build your house and leave the man's house for him.

You brought this on yourself dear sir so kindly bear the burden.

Bro you deserve so accolades

people can be too religious to the extent of denying themselves some basic amenities

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Re: My Landlord Wants Me To Pay A Debt I Didn't Accrue by WarriAproko: 1:59pm On Feb 13, 2020
This thing happened to my friend. He bought his own meter and abandon the landlord own.. bribe nepa to reconnect his own personal one. Till now no problem. U better abandon d landlord own
Re: My Landlord Wants Me To Pay A Debt I Didn't Accrue by mechanics(m): 2:15pm On Feb 13, 2020
You should have checked the prepaid well before paying for the house rent since prepaid metre can be bye pass, it's unfortunate that the land lord didn't inspect the bills of the former tenant, the best thing is to pack out of the house or keep using generator.
Re: My Landlord Wants Me To Pay A Debt I Didn't Accrue by WriterX(m): 2:45pm On Feb 13, 2020
Openedheavens:


Well, I won't insult u to tell u how civil I am.
BTW, I kept this space because of you.

Firstly, passing English language comprehension requires good IQ and patience...

You will do well by reading again and note that there's no time I went to the nepa office to make a complaint.
The nepa guy came to inspect, saw the fault, dropped his number ( he wouldn't have dropped his number if he didn't find a fault). I had to call him, explained my case and he asked that I bribe him.
I don't bribe, but most importantly it's a foolish thing to do since there are many officials who come for inspection..
Until I bribe the whole nepa staff who will likely keep calling themselves, pointing my flat to other colleagues for further reaping.

Secondly, don't u think it could backfire and the nepa staff that won't take bribe will come one day. Find the fault and hand me over to the police. Then, I will seek advice on nairaland and your likes will still call me a thief and suggest that I am locked up.

And at that point my landlord exonerated.

You can do well by thinking like a civil person now that I have guided you and suggest something better.


my hats off to you for your civil approach and perceived well Mannered comment and please do well enough to conserve your energy and concern on those who have sensible insight or opinion to render ,once again my hats off to you.

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Re: My Landlord Wants Me To Pay A Debt I Didn't Accrue by Charly68: 2:54pm On Feb 13, 2020
That is part of our societal problems ..The society is very sick that somebody can't live a decent life .God will see you through my brother ,but don't pay the landlord until he sorts the problem out with NEPA ..
Re: My Landlord Wants Me To Pay A Debt I Didn't Accrue by Managerwyz: 3:03pm On Feb 13, 2020
Meet the lawyer in charge of the house, all the Tennant living is the house will share the debt and don't bribe because your case don cast..... That's how it's done in Lagos


And next time always remember that our environment is corrupt.
Re: My Landlord Wants Me To Pay A Debt I Didn't Accrue by katyamizotta: 3:06pm On Feb 13, 2020
Openedheavens:
I need nairalanders' advice concerning my present predicament.

I rented an apartment late last year and discovered my power wasn't disconnected despite having not made any recharge on the prepaid after 2 weeks.

I called my landlord brother who let the place out to me, to inform him about my findings, but he insisted that I was enjoying the recharge from the previous tenant.

I tried checking the balance through the small box used for recharging but it wasn't connecting and I believed it was a network issue

After about a month, my curiosity heightened and for the fact that I hate to be involved in anything illegal, I decided to make further inquiries concerning the metre.

My neighbor and chief tenant who has been in the house for about 4 years told me that there's debt on the metre which made the previous occupant connect directly while by passing the prepaid metre..

I called a friend who once worked with Nepa and he made findings saying the debt on the metre is 118,000 naira. I got the number of the landlord and decided to put a call to him last December.

He claimed that the house has been on prepaid metre since the erection of the building. And said I should ask Nepa how the debt was accrued..
I agreed with him so I decided to make more findings concerning how debt got on the metre.

During this period, a nepa official came for inspection, he dropped his phone number as I was not at home. I called him and explained everything to him..

He gave me the summary of the transaction which showed that the house owed a debt while on post paid, which was transfered on the prepaid meter when it was installed.
The nepa official indirectly asked me to bribe him so he would leave the metre not disconnected which I didn't oblige to.

He came last week to disconnect the metre and I have called the landlord who refused to find a solution to the problem.

My landlord claims he hasn't lived in the compound for a day and wouldn't be responsible for it. I suggested that I clear the bill and deduct it from my next rent. He refused.

I have been in darkness for over a week now and running on generator without any solution in sight.

What's the best measure I can take towards resolving this issue?

Go to PHCN and negotiate. Pay a portion. Then take it out of your landlords rent. If he takes you to court the court will give you three months to leave and you do not have to pay for the three months. The three months of free living should cover the cost you paid to PHCN

Or

Pay PHCN to reconnect and when you are leaving report the matter to NERC. No electrocity will ever be provided until outstanding bill is cleared

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Re: My Landlord Wants Me To Pay A Debt I Didn't Accrue by Alitair(m): 3:25pm On Feb 13, 2020
SirElaw:


You and everyone who liked this gibberish you spilled are very stvpid. Don't even quote me as you obviously lack debt of reasoning. No point trying to pour water in a basket.

You are a sea of reasoning. Reasoner please reason me what he will do as Landlord refused paying..?
Re: My Landlord Wants Me To Pay A Debt I Didn't Accrue by thatigboman: 3:30pm On Feb 13, 2020
EmmanuelCena:
There is two ways to go about this.

First is to oblige and pay off the nepa official
Second is to involve a lawyer.

For the first ,
I think you could save yourself the stress and just pay the nepa guys off.
But have it in mind that this money will not be remitted and will not be tantamount to nepa bill.
Imagine a case where a recebt nepa bill is needed for documentation, you will have no document to show off




Getting a lawyer ....
The judiciary system is slow .....
You may eventually end up running on fuel till your rent expires, and the case will keep on being adjourned.

The case may even be in court even after your rent has expired.

If you signed an agreement in the presence of a lawyer,
You may call the attention of a lawyer.

These house owners are criminals !


So in all, weigh your options and seeks the advice of a lawyer .
how is the landlord a criminal? Did the landlord that had never stayed in the house the one that accrued d bill?
Re: My Landlord Wants Me To Pay A Debt I Didn't Accrue by Dollabiz: 3:59pm On Feb 13, 2020
Hmmm
Re: My Landlord Wants Me To Pay A Debt I Didn't Accrue by lalanice(f): 4:10pm On Feb 13, 2020
Openedheavens:


Well, I won't insult u to tell u how civil I am.
BTW, I kept this space because of you.

Firstly, passing English language comprehension requires good IQ and patience...

You will do well by reading again and note that there's no time I went to the nepa office to make a complaint.
The nepa guy came to inspect, saw the fault, dropped his number ( he wouldn't have dropped his number if he didn't find a fault). I had to call him, explained my case and he asked that I bribe him.
I don't bribe, but most importantly it's a foolish thing to do since there are many officials who come for inspection..
Until I bribe the whole nepa staff who will likely keep calling themselves, pointing my flat to other colleagues for further reaping.

Secondly, don't u think it could backfire and the nepa staff that won't take bribe will come one day. Find the fault and hand me over to the police. Then, I will seek advice on nairaland and your likes will still call me a thief and suggest that I am locked up.

And at that point my landlord exonerated.

You can do well by thinking like a civil person now that I have guided you and suggest something better.
seeing how many likes he got you will know how the mentality of most Nigerians have decayed
Re: My Landlord Wants Me To Pay A Debt I Didn't Accrue by brownemmanuel43(m): 4:18pm On Feb 13, 2020
ladyF:
You were enjoying free light, yet you went to be calling NEPA people grin What did you expect will happen?

Except you enjoy living in darkness, you had better leave the landlord and go to NEPA office to see how they can help you.

It’s LadyF again grin grin grin
ladyffffffff, been a while lady, how much u dey sale bitcoin now, I wan buy like 20$
Re: My Landlord Wants Me To Pay A Debt I Didn't Accrue by divineappo(m): 4:26pm On Feb 13, 2020
chai, u are a Mumu oo, u should av bribed the nepa official, very simple something
Re: My Landlord Wants Me To Pay A Debt I Didn't Accrue by Lexusgs430: 4:29pm On Feb 13, 2020
bigiyaro:
did you read the part where he said the landlord claimed he has never lived in that house?

I did, the landlord owns the property and should ensure all bills are paid, before any tenant departs.........
Re: My Landlord Wants Me To Pay A Debt I Didn't Accrue by Lexusgs430: 4:31pm On Feb 13, 2020
CuriousX:

No it is not. The tenant who did it has left the flat. Read the story


So you expect the new tenant, to pay an outstanding bill, the previous tenant refused to pay?......

The landlord owns the property and should ensure all bills are paid, before any tenant departs.........
Re: My Landlord Wants Me To Pay A Debt I Didn't Accrue by CuriousX: 4:51pm On Feb 13, 2020
Lexusgs430:



So you expect the new tenant, to pay an outstanding bill, the previous tenant refused to pay?......

The landlord owns the property and should ensure all bills are paid, before any tenant departs.........
Did the landlord use it no. How would a landlord expect a house that has prepaid meter to owe bills? I have never heard of that. So no way the landlord would have known

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Re: My Landlord Wants Me To Pay A Debt I Didn't Accrue by OGHENAOGIE(m): 5:15pm On Feb 13, 2020
microservice:
OP. Don’t listen to the people insulting you for not bribing the PHCN official. You did the right thing. This same thing happened to me last year and my landlord was proving difficult. I just paid the bill and removed it from his rent. From what I gathered, he was aware of the bypass.
Just make sure you get a lawyer to write him and keep the receipts. You have no business paying a debt you didn’t acquire.
and if the landlord isn't aware uncore... what should happen...
Re: My Landlord Wants Me To Pay A Debt I Didn't Accrue by great664(m): 5:21pm On Feb 13, 2020
Kendroid:

As en no bribe them now, the country don better? undecided

Nope the country is not better but gradually it will when no everyone learn to behave like him...

How will the country be better with your likes
Re: My Landlord Wants Me To Pay A Debt I Didn't Accrue by Lexusgs430: 5:25pm On Feb 13, 2020
CuriousX:

Did the landlord use it no. How would a landlord expect a house that has prepaid meter to owe bills? I have never heard of that. So no way the landlord would have known

So are you saying, it's the new tenants responsibility too, to pay a bill he knows nothing about?

Have you thought this your position through at all?.....
Re: My Landlord Wants Me To Pay A Debt I Didn't Accrue by OGHENAOGIE(m): 5:26pm On Feb 13, 2020
Neoteny:


I've said the same thing in many other threads.

A lot of Nigerians love stuff for free, including electricity. They contest any amount on their bills and complain of being ripped off, and even when the bill is fair they usually settle a token amount (roughly the average residential customer pays between 2k and 3k), or none at all, and demand for meter. When they finally get their prepay meters, they proceed to tamper with, or bypass, these meters just to get something for nothing. And the same customers will say Nigeria is not working, leaders are corrupt etc. They bribe DisCo staff to wipe or adjust their debt, or bribe to have their bills lowered. As if stealing energy is neither theft nor corruption.

the discos have their own too there are times pple don't have light yet bills are sent... in situations like this tenant landlord and phcn must compromise certainly not all d accumulated bills can be paid a certain Percentage should be written off as bad debts...our area we had no light for a period of over 6 months yet bills were coming... do u Now expect pple 2 respond 2 accumulated bills wholeheartedly... provide meters quit estimated billing which is fraud... then anyone who defaults should pay...landlord monitor ur house 2 ensure dubious tenants don't do anyhow...

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