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Re: Our Tenant Hasn't Paid Rent Since 2018, What Can I Do? by Starboytwo(m): 1:58pm On Mar 17, 2020
Biggy505:
Kindly get a Lawyer, i have a similar case but i got a lawyer and he was serve and the rest is history.
Candid advice get a lawyer or if don't mind i can introduce one to you at affodable charges.
won't mind at all, as I just tired
Re: Our Tenant Hasn't Paid Rent Since 2018, What Can I Do? by Leezah(f): 1:58pm On Mar 17, 2020
okine4real:
i have tenants that are owing me for three years now. the worst is, they are even giving birth in mine house. the rest is 70k ohh. its a room and parlor self contain. i dont have the tenants time yet, when i do, i will deal with them. i have atleast 6 of them owing me rest. mine advice, dont even bother building a house for rent in Ikorodu Lagos State. Imagine the same room and parlor self contain they are paing 90k for now, mine tenants are paying 500k for same room and parlor self contain in shomolu. tenants are cheats. except them know say you be area boy or you be Army, they will not mess with you.
You people are the architect of you problem get a lawyer to handle things like this then negotiate his fees 5% at most you will sleep and relax

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Re: Our Tenant Hasn't Paid Rent Since 2018, What Can I Do? by Starboytwo(m): 1:59pm On Mar 17, 2020
SassyGem101:
Include his name in the family will. grin
azin he tire me,
Re: Our Tenant Hasn't Paid Rent Since 2018, What Can I Do? by babakb: 1:59pm On Mar 17, 2020
This is why I laugh when I hear people asking me to invest in Nigeria, Nigerians lack integrity, I know there are more than a million cases like this.

You will suffer to build a house only for the tenant to pay first rent and refuse to pay again, before you decide to invest in Nigeria especially in Real Estate better shine your eyes.

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Re: Our Tenant Hasn't Paid Rent Since 2018, What Can I Do? by bekpo(m): 2:02pm On Mar 17, 2020
Starboytwo:
eldest bro is based in another state, in two years he's came once but always issue threats on the phone(phone threats epp nobody)

And he has mandated me to make sure everything was upto date, whenever he calls and I give him updates he told me to take necessary measures already...

I have spoken with the tenants in question a couple of time, I also try to make a deal with him about clearing his 2018 rent, we not even talking 2019, but 18...

For the past 2 weeks he is evasive and yesterday he broke the camel's back by referring me to talk to his wife blah blah, I just felt he thought I could do nothing and eldest bro will just issue non- binding threats as usual....


I have scourge online and I have written a "quit notice" letter, however I do not know the steps to take, do I serve him in person? Or through a lawyer(I don't have one) or I can't even serve him at all, but I want something done today or nothing will be done at all... He is not the only tenants owing 2018, and I feel I will send a clear messages to other tenants owing with my actions or steps taken....

I need some useful help, the care of the house is entrusted to me, not by choice tho, but cuz I currently reside here...

U must have been a very selfish fellow. R u a lawyer to issue legal notices to tenant?

U fail at this stage to approach a lawyer who's duty it is to issue such notices ostensibly to avoid paying professional fees. But when u messed up ur case u then look for a lawyer at d end u start blaming a lawyer for loosing a common case.

Go get a lawyer to eject d tenant and learn to consult a lawyer in such circumstances before taking any step.

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Re: Our Tenant Hasn't Paid Rent Since 2018, What Can I Do? by KINGreignn: 2:03pm On Mar 17, 2020
Imarnuel08:
Disconnect their light and water for "repairs".
Then remove the roof for "renovation"
OP,
Don't try this, the tenant will sue you and label you a trespasser who broke in to steal his valuable.

Involve a lawyer. Tell the lawyer to get a quit notice and back date it like 6 months. Go to his door when no one is around, paste it, take pictures of it, remove it and then proceed to court.

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Re: Our Tenant Hasn't Paid Rent Since 2018, What Can I Do? by Fortyinaminute(m): 2:04pm On Mar 17, 2020
HenryDion:


Seems you're the tenant that has refused to pay. Oga, go and pay your rent. There will be no peace for the wicked!
Hahahaha D grin grin grin
Re: Our Tenant Hasn't Paid Rent Since 2018, What Can I Do? by Starboytwo(m): 2:05pm On Mar 17, 2020
It's just tiring, my elder bro asked me to round up all 2018 cases, I have tried to reason with him, I remember last year December, I called him and we agreed he would clear 2018, he promised by Jan, when he didnt turn up, I felt everywhere dry anyway so I chilled, Feb now March and he has not kept his word...

His new evasive tactics irks me, this is the third Sunday he has been acting funny...

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Re: Our Tenant Hasn't Paid Rent Since 2018, What Can I Do? by Nathandics: 2:05pm On Mar 17, 2020
Check well o...may be ur late dad willed d house 2 him grin

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Re: Our Tenant Hasn't Paid Rent Since 2018, What Can I Do? by Ashirioluwa: 2:08pm On Mar 17, 2020
Leezah:
@starboytwo Get a lawyer.. Please don't take laws into your hands, because the law tilts more in favour of tenants. get a lawyer to Give him quit notice if his a yearly tenant If the tenant is on yearly payment, it is 6 months notice that u'll give him and it will start counting frm d day you served him d notice irrespective of how many months he has not paid.

Once the quit notice has been filed validly for 6 months, any day over that 6 months notice means the tenant is holding over that property illegally and he no longer becomes a tenant but a tenant at sufferance and from there onward you dont need to issue him a quit notice again but an OWNERS INTENTION TO RECOVER PREMISES in 7 DAYS And from there onwards the tenant practically has no defence legally when the matter will be filed at the rent tribunal nearest to you.

Tops with all the adjournment within 3 to 5 months the court balliffs will personally come to serve them to eject them of the premises compulsorily.

or

If you don't want to contact a lawyer.
Let me give you a summary of what you should do .Serve him the statutory notices ie 7 days and one month,then file a suit for recovery of premises at the nearest magistrate court.

Once the case comes up tell the court you are handling the case yourself,enter witness box and tell the court what the man did and the order you are seeking from them.The bailiff will then enter the box and tell the court that he served the man but he didn't come .The court will then grant you the order you are seeking.You will take the judgement copy and go to the bailiff and pay them for policemen.

The policemen and the bailiffs will go to the man's house one early morning, break his house and pack all his properties to the court premises. I hope you learnt something today from this. Goodluck


or

If you based in Lagos If its Lagos, go through the human right activist section of the state government. They have many outlets in each local government in the state. They'll charge a fee of #8,000 and would handled the cases
I am interested in this too. How do I get statutory notice to serve a tenant.

My tenant in Sango area is owing me too.

Please put me through on how to eject him.

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Re: Our Tenant Hasn't Paid Rent Since 2018, What Can I Do? by Nobody: 2:12pm On Mar 17, 2020
Let him continue to stay. The Bible says the earth is the lord and the fulness thereof. Ode! No go find lawyer make you boot the lazy tenant commot for your house.

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Re: Our Tenant Hasn't Paid Rent Since 2018, What Can I Do? by Solatium(m): 2:12pm On Mar 17, 2020
Starboytwo:
Good day all,

We have a tenant who has refused to pay rent since 2018, he only promised to pay and always defaults everytime...

What are the steps I need to take to get the rents or preferably reclaim the room he occupies?

There is a seemingly Big void as nobody takes any action since my Father passed (landlord) i.e, tenants civil enough do pay their rent to my eldest brother who lives far away but some like the tenants in question take advantage and do not like to pay...

Can I write a "Notice to Quit" and deliver it to him in person, or must I entrust a lawyer?

If I notify him about quitting the room, is he qualified for the 6 month the law prescribe...

I need tips on how to handle this situation...




Hand over the property to an estate surveyor and values.
I no mean quack estate agents oo.
a registered valuer

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Re: Our Tenant Hasn't Paid Rent Since 2018, What Can I Do? by Nobody: 2:12pm On Mar 17, 2020
Starboytwo:
Good day all,

We have a tenant who has refused to pay rent since 2018, he only promised to pay and always defaults everytime...

What are the steps I need to take to get the rents or preferably reclaim the room he occupies?

There is a seemingly Big void as nobody takes any action since my Father passed (landlord) i.e, tenants civil enough do pay their rent to my eldest brother who lives far away but some like the tenants in question take advantage and do not like to pay...

Can I write a "Notice to Quit" and deliver it to him in person, or must I entrust a lawyer?

If I notify him about quitting the room, is he qualified for the 6 month the law prescribe...

I need tips on how to handle this situation...



You are too docile, Just go police station & get a police man, explain to him & you will get ur Money
Re: Our Tenant Hasn't Paid Rent Since 2018, What Can I Do? by kemmylove101: 2:12pm On Mar 17, 2020
I remember many years ago when one crazy tenant think he is smart. I went to one junction, bought some dry for area boys. they follow me home with one carpenter. As the area boy dey halla for the man. My carpenter don dey for roof dey commot the roof. The tenant just weak and promise to pay the next day �

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Re: Our Tenant Hasn't Paid Rent Since 2018, What Can I Do? by kemmylove101: 2:14pm On Mar 17, 2020
KINGreignn:

OP,
Don't try this, the tenant will sue you and label you a trespasser who broke in to steal his valuable.

Involve a lawyer. Tell the lawyer to get a quit notice and back date it like 6 months. Go to his door when no one is around, paste it, take pictures of it, remove it and then proceed to court.
Bro sense too much for you grin grin

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Re: Our Tenant Hasn't Paid Rent Since 2018, What Can I Do? by Kokaine(m): 2:15pm On Mar 17, 2020
Leezah:
@starboytwo Get a lawyer.. Please don't take laws into your hands, because the law tilts more in favour of tenants. get a lawyer to Give him quit notice if his a yearly tenant If the tenant is on yearly payment, it is 6 months notice that u'll give him and it will start counting frm d day you served him d notice irrespective of how many months he has not paid.

Once the quit notice has been filed validly for 6 months, any day over that 6 months notice means the tenant is holding over that property illegally and he no longer becomes a tenant but a tenant at sufferance and from there onward you dont need to issue him a quit notice again but an OWNERS INTENTION TO RECOVER PREMISES in 7 DAYS And from there onwards the tenant practically has no defence legally when the matter will be filed at the rent tribunal nearest to you.

Tops with all the adjournment within 3 to 5 months the court balliffs will personally come to serve them to eject them of the premises compulsorily.

or

If you don't want to contact a lawyer.
Let me give you a summary of what you should do .Serve him the statutory notices ie 7 days and one month,then file a suit for recovery of premises at the nearest magistrate court.

Once the case comes up tell the court you are handling the case yourself,enter witness box and tell the court what the man did and the order you are seeking from them.The bailiff will then enter the box and tell the court that he served the man but he didn't come .The court will then grant you the order you are seeking.You will take the judgement copy and go to the bailiff and pay them for policemen.

The policemen and the bailiffs will go to the man's house one early morning, break his house and pack all his properties to the court premises. I hope you learnt something today from this. Goodluck


or

If you based in Lagos If its Lagos, go through the human right activist section of the state government. They have many outlets in each local government in the state. They'll charge a fee of #8,000 and would handled the cases
hmm.... This madam na correct lawyer oh...

I lost all my properties to my barrister landlord in vgc in 2017. It was not funny. Subletting a premises. I'm scared of lawyers.... I'm scared of you.

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Re: Our Tenant Hasn't Paid Rent Since 2018, What Can I Do? by bender(m): 2:16pm On Mar 17, 2020
OcVoice:
You will definitely pay for the services of a lawyer. It's not free.

I'm not a lawyer, but you can go to any property lawyer's office and make your findings.

If you're based in Lagos, I can give you my former landlord's lawyer(female). She's good at it

Please can you assist me with the contact of that your lawyer

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Re: Our Tenant Hasn't Paid Rent Since 2018, What Can I Do? by lonelydora: 2:20pm On Mar 17, 2020
Starboytwo:
eldest bro is based in another state, in two years he's came once but always issue threats on the phone(phone threats epp nobody)

And he has mandated me to make sure everything was upto date, whenever he calls and I give him updates he told me to take necessary measures already...

I have spoken with the tenants in question a couple of time, I also try to make a deal with him about clearing his 2018 rent, we not even talking 2019, but 18...

For the past 2 weeks he is evasive and yesterday he broke the camel's back by referring me to talk to his wife blah blah, I just felt he thought I could do nothing and eldest bro will just issue non- binding threats as usual....


I have scourge online and I have written a "quit notice" letter, however I do not know the steps to take, do I serve him in person? Or through a lawyer(I don't have one) or I can't even serve him at all, but I want something done today or nothing will be done at all... He is not the only tenants owing 2018, and I feel I will send a clear messages to other tenants owing with my actions or steps taken....

I need some useful help, the care of the house is entrusted to me, not by choice tho, but cuz I currently reside here...

Simply tell how you want to renovate that room in 1 weeks time. After 1 week, call carpenter and start removing his roof. He will use his hand and run away
Re: Our Tenant Hasn't Paid Rent Since 2018, What Can I Do? by mascotafltd: 2:20pm On Mar 17, 2020
Idiots contact your lawyer, why this post.
Re: Our Tenant Hasn't Paid Rent Since 2018, What Can I Do? by maduxs: 2:21pm On Mar 17, 2020
He is a share holder in your house. Endeavor to pay him the remaining benefits

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Re: Our Tenant Hasn't Paid Rent Since 2018, What Can I Do? by GoodFaith: 2:21pm On Mar 17, 2020
Starboytwo:
Good day all,

We have a tenant who has refused to pay rent since 2018, he only promised to pay and always defaults everytime...

What are the steps I need to take to get the rents or preferably reclaim the room he occupies?

There is a seemingly Big void as nobody takes any action since my Father passed (landlord) i.e, tenants civil enough do pay their rent to my eldest brother who lives far away but some like the tenants in question take advantage and do not like to pay...

Can I write a "Notice to Quit" and deliver it to him in person, or must I entrust a lawyer?

If I notify him about quitting the room, is he qualified for the 6 month the law prescribe...

I need tips on how to handle this situation...


we are in 2020
I go die oh
move all the mad people on the street to that place
Re: Our Tenant Hasn't Paid Rent Since 2018, What Can I Do? by Starboytwo(m): 2:21pm On Mar 17, 2020
SpecialAgent:


You are too docile, Just go police station & get a police man, explain to him & you will get ur Money
it's not that easy, I love his daughter, she is my favorite kid in that compound... Feels weird how he is making me feel... A man should pay his bills...

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Re: Our Tenant Hasn't Paid Rent Since 2018, What Can I Do? by bejick(m): 2:21pm On Mar 17, 2020
Starboytwo:
Good day all,

We have a tenant who has refused to pay rent since 2018, he only promised to pay and always defaults everytime...

What are the steps I need to take to get the rents or preferably reclaim the room he occupies?

There is a seemingly Big void as nobody takes any action since my Father passed (landlord) i.e, tenants civil enough do pay their rent to my eldest brother who lives far away but some like the tenants in question take advantage and do not like to pay...

Can I write a "Notice to Quit" and deliver it to him in person, or must I entrust a lawyer?

If I notify him about quitting the room, is he qualified for the 6 month the law prescribe...

I need tips on how to handle this situation...



take them to mediation center and get justice.
Lawyer is good oo but he might form alliance with the tenant then it is finish for you.
All their services is free. whatever judgement you guys agree on will be binding. And since they are owing that will make it easier for you. They are no longer normal tenant but tenant at will.

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Re: Our Tenant Hasn't Paid Rent Since 2018, What Can I Do? by TOPCRUISE(m): 2:22pm On Mar 17, 2020
Impregnate the daughters
Re: Our Tenant Hasn't Paid Rent Since 2018, What Can I Do? by Kokaine(m): 2:22pm On Mar 17, 2020
Foreign231:
Whatever you wanna do, please
Remember 2pac shakur was killed for
Doing what’s RIGHT
how was he killed for doing what is right? He beat up a young south side crip gang member called Orlando Anderson ( baby lane ) and then the dude came back at him. That's how he actually got killed.

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Re: Our Tenant Hasn't Paid Rent Since 2018, What Can I Do? by suco01(m): 2:24pm On Mar 17, 2020
Starboytwo:
Good day all,

We have a tenant who has refused to pay rent since 2018, he only promised to pay and always defaults everytime...

What are the steps I need to take to get the rents or preferably reclaim the room he occupies?

There is a seemingly Big void as nobody takes any action since my Father passed (landlord) i.e, tenants civil enough do pay their rent to my eldest brother who lives far away but some like the tenants in question take advantage and do not like to pay...

Can I write a "Notice to Quit" and deliver it to him in person, or must I entrust a lawyer?

If I notify him about quitting the room, is he qualified for the 6 month the law prescribe...

I need tips on how to handle this situation...




If you can't get lawyer services. Give him Notice to quit with 3months, go to Lagos State mediation centre close to you, report his case, you will be going a note to deliver to him which deadline date is there for him to appear in person which you too will be there. after the 3 months he will be given a month to pack out, if he fails, a note will be given to you to report to the nearest police station to move his stuffs out. The issue will be addressed which will favour you but you will need the support of your brothers/sister because they will call them to confirm if they support you to quit the tenant. I have done that twice with a stubborn tenants who fails to pay. He was even told to pay all his debt; including Nepa, Water, Lawma and Security debt.

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Re: Our Tenant Hasn't Paid Rent Since 2018, What Can I Do? by Leezah(f): 2:24pm On Mar 17, 2020
Why you scared of me?
Kokaine:
hmm.... This madam na correct lawyer oh...

I lost all my properties to my barrister landlord in vgc in 2017. It was not funny. Subletting a premises. I'm scared of lawyers.... I'm scared of you.
You mind giving me a details of the bolded.
Re: Our Tenant Hasn't Paid Rent Since 2018, What Can I Do? by SEGLIZ: 2:24pm On Mar 17, 2020
Imarnuel08:
Disconnect their light and water for "repairs".
Then remove the roof for "renovation"

eeeeeeiigbe!
kai!
I no fit laugh this afternoon o, make you stop na joke.
what of money wey him go spend take remove the roof and fix anoda?

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Re: Our Tenant Hasn't Paid Rent Since 2018, What Can I Do? by Leezah(f): 2:25pm On Mar 17, 2020
Drop your email we pick it from there
Ashirioluwa:

I am interested in this too. How do I get statutory notice to serve a tenant.

My tenant in Sango area is owing me too.

Please put me through on how to eject him.
Re: Our Tenant Hasn't Paid Rent Since 2018, What Can I Do? by Leezah(f): 2:28pm On Mar 17, 2020
This is very wrong to do especially with one that know the law, I will make you pay if you did this to me.
Imarnuel08:
Disconnect their light and water for "repairs".
Then remove the roof for "renovation"
Re: Our Tenant Hasn't Paid Rent Since 2018, What Can I Do? by Doyin2(m): 2:28pm On Mar 17, 2020
bekpo:


U must have been a very selfish fellow. R u a lawyer to issue legal notices to tenant?

U fail at this stage to approach a lawyer who's duty it is to issue such notices ostensibly to avoid paying professional fees. But when u messed up ur case u then look for a lawyer at d end u start blaming a lawyer for loosing a common case.

Go get a lawyer to eject d tenant and learn to consult a lawyer in such circumstances before taking any step.

Oga you do not need a lawyer to give tenant quit notice.

Not using a lawyer does not invalidate your quit notice.

Even if you use a lawyer,he can only write the letter on your behalf,not directly,because he does not have the power.

A lawyer is there for professional legal advice and defense in court.

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Re: Our Tenant Hasn't Paid Rent Since 2018, What Can I Do? by SEGLIZ: 2:28pm On Mar 17, 2020
Mateen1000:
Disconnect the Light and Remove the ROOF

CASE CLOSED grin

bros after that thing wey you drink this afternoon just find one coolelle place go rest or jam you head for wall so upstair go quick format and reset.

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