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Re: Our Tenant Hasn't Paid Rent Since 2018, What Can I Do? by kaziblake(f): 12:15am On Mar 18, 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...


Are you in Lagos?Send me a PM
No be today brother
Re: Our Tenant Hasn't Paid Rent Since 2018, What Can I Do? by Observer1: 12:15am On Mar 18, 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 or Mediation center 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

NB: I cannot respond to DM so do well to mention me with your email. Thank you

Your advice is spot on,however the tenant is neither yearly,weekly nor daily he has not paid for years he said.

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Re: Our Tenant Hasn't Paid Rent Since 2018, What Can I Do? by joshuaudom(m): 2:35am On Mar 18, 2020
Serve him quit notice through a lawyer, don't take law into your hand.
Re: Our Tenant Hasn't Paid Rent Since 2018, What Can I Do? by Nobody: 5:50am On Mar 18, 2020
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Re: Our Tenant Hasn't Paid Rent Since 2018, What Can I Do? by Nobody: 5:52am On Mar 18, 2020
Leezah:
Meuxman
I am sorry I cant do pm just drop your mail

meux.amin@yahoo.com
Re: Our Tenant Hasn't Paid Rent Since 2018, What Can I Do? by whizbee(m): 5:59am On Mar 18, 2020
YorubaKinging:
Please, be merciful and give them more time to pay up

Do this for God's sake
It might be He will b merciful to you in the day of his anger
Which is very soon

since 2018, what kinda Mercy are you talking about?

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Re: Our Tenant Hasn't Paid Rent Since 2018, What Can I Do? by Barristert: 7:37am On Mar 18, 2020
Consult lawyer for proper guide and brief him. Notice is technical not everyone can issue a valid notice in order not to waste ur time and money because of invalid and incurably bad notice. Thanks.
Re: Our Tenant Hasn't Paid Rent Since 2018, What Can I Do? by Leezah(f): 8:38am On Mar 18, 2020
nannyo:

Well done! You obviously have a legal mind.
An addendum:
The said property is alienated to his elder brother, that means, his elder brother is in the position to file or do whatever and not him. Remember the law of privity of contract.
meanwhile, I just created a blog for law students.
visit lawreach..com
https://lawreach..com/2020/03/my-journey.html?m=1
Yes, very true. He should know what to do from my write up I gave 3 options.
Re: Our Tenant Hasn't Paid Rent Since 2018, What Can I Do? by Leezah(f): 8:38am On Mar 18, 2020
nannyo:

Well done! You obviously have a legal mind.
An addendum:
The said property is alienated to his elder brother, that means, his elder brother is in the position to file or do whatever and not him. Remember the law of privity of contract.
meanwhile, I just created a blog for law students.
visit lawreach..com
https://lawreach..com/2020/03/my-journey.html?m=1
Yes, very true. He should know what to do from my write up I gave 3 options. Nice blog

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Re: Our Tenant Hasn't Paid Rent Since 2018, What Can I Do? by Whizbuzz(m): 9:41am On Mar 18, 2020
Guy no disturb yourself with any lawyer or whatever the law says....simply go to to any market where traditional stuffs like herbs,ancient stones etc are been sold....buy one ancient stone that is been used to scrub the underneath of our leg while bathing...find one reddish material and black material and tie them on the stone...take the stone and find a way of dropping it in his apartment or his frontage....I swear I give you one month....be doing it constantly....the tenant go without saying goodbye.... Please note the stone no be juju oo...na to scare the tenant off....if you do it right,you will get the right result...have done the same to a stubborn tenant myself...take care...

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Re: Our Tenant Hasn't Paid Rent Since 2018, What Can I Do? by grandstar(m): 10:06am On Mar 18, 2020
Imarnuel08:
Disconnect their light and water for "repairs".
Then remove the roof for "renovation"

Starboytwo

Do not take this advice. If a tenant proves stubborn and takes you to court, you'll be in serious trouble, much worse than the present situation.

Simply get a lawyer to issue a quit notice. If the tenant proves stubborn, the court will request he also pays all outstanding. Ensure he faces the full wrath of the law.

Stop threatening him on phone or in person. Don't even talk to him except when serving him the papers. He will pay every dime he is owing or rot in jail
Re: Our Tenant Hasn't Paid Rent Since 2018, What Can I Do? by Kunlesina: 12:31pm On Mar 18, 2020
call me on 08036290490 for a way forward.
Re: Our Tenant Hasn't Paid Rent Since 2018, What Can I Do? by Ruthlove019: 3:39pm On Mar 18, 2020
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Re: Our Tenant Hasn't Paid Rent Since 2018, What Can I Do? by chuksvoice: 9:04pm On Mar 18, 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 or Mediation center 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

NB: I cannot respond to DM so do well to mention me with your email. Thank you
Ori e wambe
Re: Our Tenant Hasn't Paid Rent Since 2018, What Can I Do? by Leezah(f): 7:47am On Mar 19, 2020
Meaning?
chuksvoice:

Ori e wambe
Re: Our Tenant Hasn't Paid Rent Since 2018, What Can I Do? by chuksvoice: 8:08am On Mar 19, 2020
Leezah:
Meaning?
Before I answer, may I ask what tribe are you?
Re: Our Tenant Hasn't Paid Rent Since 2018, What Can I Do? by Leezah(f): 8:33am On Mar 19, 2020
It is immaterial to our discussion,
chuksvoice:

Before I answer, may I ask what tribe are you?
Re: Our Tenant Hasn't Paid Rent Since 2018, What Can I Do? by chuksvoice: 11:08am On Mar 19, 2020
Leezah:
It is immaterial to our discussion,
It matters, because if you understood yoruba well you would have known what I meant.
Re: Our Tenant Hasn't Paid Rent Since 2018, What Can I Do? by gassbee: 1:33pm On Mar 19, 2020
AssoJnr:
Where is your location? Its important because people from certain location are really difficult and dangerous to handle.
Back to the matter, I had the same issues with a tenant in 2017, I went to the Court and issued him 7 days notice which was served by the Court.
He came and pleaded to make a deal with me, I agreed and gave him some time to pay off, but before the time he packed out without my notice and left.
The court had to issue him another notice to payoff his debt or risk loosing his properties like his car and other valuables.
He got scared and started paying small small. Never mind, I made it clear by my action to the court guys that they have their cut in the money, that was how they were the ones mounting pressure on him until my money was recovered.
They seriously wanted seizing his belongings which I had to stop them.
So just try the court and see, if he's not a dubious person, hell get scared on seeing court papers
since he had packed, where did u now find him to serve him another notice
Re: Our Tenant Hasn't Paid Rent Since 2018, What Can I Do? by gassbee: 1:39pm On Mar 19, 2020
eagleeye2:

Get a lawyer ASAP and instruct the lawyer to serve him a Notice To Quit through the courts. It's a long process, but the earlier you start the better. Also have it in mind that it may drag on in court for a long time.
like how long can it take
Re: Our Tenant Hasn't Paid Rent Since 2018, What Can I Do? by eagleeye2: 2:11pm On Mar 19, 2020
gassbee:
like how long can it take
Nobody can predict the Nigerian courts. But the earlier you start the process the better for you.
Re: Our Tenant Hasn't Paid Rent Since 2018, What Can I Do? by Leezah(f): 3:20pm On Mar 19, 2020
Alright.
chuksvoice:

It matters, because if you understood yoruba well you would have known what I meant.
Re: Our Tenant Hasn't Paid Rent Since 2018, What Can I Do? by AssoJnr: 5:10pm On Mar 19, 2020
gassbee:
since he had packed, where did u now find him to serve him another notice
His business premises.
Re: Our Tenant Hasn't Paid Rent Since 2018, What Can I Do? by Centino: 1:39pm On Mar 22, 2020
NamelessOGBENI:

Pesin wey sabi.....

But Centino, is this the Katakata we are talking about or should we keep our fingers crossed.

e be like grin

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Re: Our Tenant Hasn't Paid Rent Since 2018, What Can I Do? by Nobody: 12:30pm On Mar 24, 2020
SpecialAgent:


Never mixed business with familiarity. When it comes to money issues related to my income, even family knows I no send anybody talk less of others.


Seeing ur personality, you must be d nice guy type. Well, do this, annoy the hell out of him politely, anything & anywhere you see him, just ask about ur money, visit him constantly.


Where am based, I handle this sort of things for some people, I get to keep 10% of the rent, All the tenants pay on time, d grace period is only one week max!!, unless d owner of building pity you & increase. As for me, I just carry police to any idiot who tries to outsmart me, if you run & leave ur wife. Well, you will bail her for station after you pay me grin


Don't judge please, am also trying to survive

Lol..

Nah food you dey find.

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Re: Our Tenant Hasn't Paid Rent Since 2018, What Can I Do? by HoliMaree: 1:37pm On Jun 07, 2020
OcVoice:
Involve the services of a lawyer.
They will be served notice to quit


This is an exercise in futility and a waste of money
Re: Our Tenant Hasn't Paid Rent Since 2018, What Can I Do? by HoliMaree: 1:42pm On Jun 07, 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 or Mediation center 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

NB: I cannot respond to DM so do well to mention me with your email. Thank you



This is helpful

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Re: Our Tenant Hasn't Paid Rent Since 2018, What Can I Do? by Leezah(f): 11:52am On Jun 29, 2020
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HoliMaree:




This is helpful
Re: Our Tenant Hasn't Paid Rent Since 2018, What Can I Do? by Leezah(f): 11:30pm On Mar 05
Ashirioluwa:

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