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Please, I Seek Legal Advise From Legal Practitioners On This Situation by Olayetan(m): 12:44am On May 03
My humble greetings to all,

I'm here to seek advise on the current situation I found myself with someone I gave my apartment to, I had secured an apartment in igando area of Lagos state last year Oct., in December same year, I started having some issues so I decided to sublet the apartment and move on.
The intention was to sublet it with my furniture while I strike a deal with new occupant to pay for the apartment along with the furniture inside, a friend of mine whom I barely know picked interest in occupying the apartment but she pleaded to pay the money in parts, our agreement was 500k total while she pleaded to pay the money twice.
I made it known to her that I will only hand over the keys to the apartment when she pays 90% of the total amount then the 10% balance after a month they move in and she agreed and said she was going to pay me 90% by Jan/Feb and balance by March.
That was our initial agreement but then she sent me 200k in January 3rd week and called me in 4th week to hand over the keys and promised to balance me by March 2nd week, I didn't buy that idea but then, she was crying and begging seriously coz they have been served quit notice in their former apartment, due to this, we then made another agreement and I told her that, I won't hand over keys to the entire apartment, that I was going to let them have access to the kitchen key alone to gain access into the apartment pending when they will balance me my total money but I won't give them the sitting room key.
She said she had no problem with that and I made it known to her that, once they don't pay me the balance by March 2nd week and they start stressing me out in getting the balance, I will give them a few weeks grace and if they exhaust the grace period, I will take drastic action by entering into the apartment with the keys with me and lock it up while the 200k they paid will be non refundable cuz they have stayed in the apartment and used my things, she agreed and said since she has no intention of not paying then she's okay with that agreement and I gave them the kitchen keys and also introduced them to my landlord which he accepted they take over the apartment.


Now, I'm having serious issue with these people in paying my balance and I made it known to them on whatsapp that if by April ending, they don't pay me my balance, I will lock the apartment, they probably thought I was bluffing but I locked the apartment last week Friday and they went to police to report i couldn't let them have access to their things in the apartment.

My own decision right now, it has shown these people doesn't have that money to pay and I have decided to evict them from the apartment while the 200k they pay will not be refunded and when I told her my decision, she said I should return the money they paid and still give them time to look for another apartment before they move out then I asked her what will happen to the times you spent at my place and my things you have used in the apartment but she gave no response to that and was telling me either I return the money or I give them more time to pay me the balance.

Pls, how do I handle this.

Summary:
The apartment is a mini flat
The basic rent is 220k
I paid 340k as total rent
Spent over 450k to furnish, wiring and put few things inside
My rent started in Oct but gave it out in January
Ask them to continue the rent once mine due and pay 500k to own everything inside including my gen.


Pls advise me legally.

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Re: Please, I Seek Legal Advise From Legal Practitioners On This Situation by HarunaWest(m): 12:59am On May 03
Take out your furniture. Let them have the accommodation. Stop compelling them to purchase your furnitures/fixtures/fittings/ whatever improvement you made in that flat. Its obvious they cant afford it any longer, but they have a right to the accommodation. Moreover it's a sublet you handed to them and the original agreement for the accommodation stipulates lease agreement/lease tenor is between you and your lessor. If they take you to court, you will loose woefully. Lick your wounds, count your losses and move on.

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Re: Please, I Seek Legal Advise From Legal Practitioners On This Situation by Olayetan(m): 1:04am On May 03
HarunaWest:
Take out your furniture. Let them have the accommodation. Stop compelling them to purchase your furnitures/fixtures/fittings/ whatever improvement you made in that flat. Its obvious they cant afford it any longer, but they have a right to the accommodation. Moreover it's a sublet you handed to them and the original agreement for the accommodation stipulates lease agreement/lease tenor is between you and your lessor. If they take you to court, you will loose woefully. Lick your wounds, count your losses and move on.

I'm not compelling them to buy my furniture, you seems to be getting it wrong, I told them whomever is going to take over will have to accept along with the things inside, why accept to take over with the things when they know they can't afford it...


How will they win me when they agreed themselves and now changing the mutual agreement?
Re: Please, I Seek Legal Advise From Legal Practitioners On This Situation by Revolution2022(m): 1:29am On May 03
It's not that she doesn't want to pay you.The issue is that she doesn't have your balance right now.It may be she even borrowed money from a loan app to pay you.It is the same financial problem that you are having that majority of Nigerians are going through.If you are ok you won't sell you household items to her.To solve the equation remove your items inside and sell them to aboki that buys some of the used properties.

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Re: Please, I Seek Legal Advise From Legal Practitioners On This Situation by Olayetan(m): 2:04am On May 03
Revolution2022:
It's not that she doesn't want to pay you.The issue is that she doesn't have your balance right now.It may be she even borrowed money from a loan app to pay you.It is the same financial problem that you are having that majority of Nigerians are going through.If you are ok you won't sell you household items to her.To solve the equation remove your items inside and sell them to aboki that buys some of the used properties.


she should have cut her coat according to her size and leave my apartment to someone who have the financial muzzle to take it, she brought this on herself, I actually didn't leave the apartment cuz of financial issue, I left it cut of personal issue which wasn't finance and she jumped on it like someone who can afford it without thinking of her pocket.

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Re: Please, I Seek Legal Advise From Legal Practitioners On This Situation by HarunaWest(m): 2:12am On May 03
Olayetan:


I'm not compelling them to buy my furniture, you seems to be getting it wrong, I told them whomever is going to take over will have to accept along with the things inside, why accept to take over with the things when they know they can't afford it...


How will they win me when they agreed themselves and now changing the mutual agreement?

Circumstances happen. Probably they wanted to initially but economic factors occured. This is obviously no fault of theirs. Like I am emphasizing again, the contract that joined yall is the 'accomodation' and not the furnishings. You put the furnishing there for your own interest. The lessee could claim that she was under duress. Since both of you have decided not to honour the agreement any longer, the options are that you eject from the property, calculate in % the amount they have enjoyed rentage vis a vis furnishing and pay them the balance or you remove your furnishing and allow them to enjoy the accommodation until the expiration of the tenancy agreement.. These are the best options you have for now.
Re: Please, I Seek Legal Advise From Legal Practitioners On This Situation by MindHacker9009: 2:14am On May 03
Best is to give her more time to pay.

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Re: Please, I Seek Legal Advise From Legal Practitioners On This Situation by Stallionhorse: 3:17am On May 03
Stop feeling like a mini god.. Remove your junck you call furniture, then give them time to pay up.. This time let the agreement be sign in the police station so if there don't meet the deadline you lock your house.. But note if you lock your house you wouldn't see any bOdy to sublet it to for a few months so you loose out totally.. Use your upper don't allow pride use you.. And stop writing digits you and I know you can't afford here.
Re: Please, I Seek Legal Advise From Legal Practitioners On This Situation by chukwuibuipob: 3:50am On May 03
sad
Re: Please, I Seek Legal Advise From Legal Practitioners On This Situation by Olayetan(m): 4:09am On May 03
Stallionhorse:
Stop feeling like a mini god.. Remove your junck you call furniture, then give them time to pay up.. This time let the agreement be sign in the police station so if there don't meet the deadline you lock your house.. But note if you lock your house you wouldn't see any bOdy to sublet it to for a few months so you loose out totally.. Use your upper don't allow pride use you.. And stop writing digits you and I know you can't afford here.

You sound so retarde*d and frustrated like someone who's still looking for his bearing.

You think everyone will have junk has furniture just like yours?

You should say you can't afford the digits and it doesn't mean someone else can't.

Fool.

Come wash my undies at home.

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Re: Please, I Seek Legal Advise From Legal Practitioners On This Situation by chukwuibuipob: 4:20am On May 03
grin grin cheesy grin Aboki keh! U want aboki to ruin him further? Those pipu will pay 5k for his gen(depending how good)
U go fear those pipu
Revolution2022:
It's not that she doesn't want to pay you.The issue is that she doesn't have your balance right now.It may be she even borrowed money from a loan app to pay you.It is the same financial problem that you are having that majority of Nigerians are going through.If you are ok you won't sell you household items to her.To solve the equation remove your items inside and sell them to aboki that buys some of the used properties.

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Re: Please, I Seek Legal Advise From Legal Practitioners On This Situation by MARKone(m): 4:32am On May 03
Olayetan:



she should have cut her coat according to her size and leave my apartment to someone who have the financial muzzle to take it, she brought this on herself, I actually didn't leave the apartment cuz of financial issue, I left it cut of personal issue which wasn't finance and she jumped on it like someone who can afford it without thinking of her pocket.


Give them more time, it may not be convenient for you, but that will be the best approach now, probably both parties sign a written agreement at the police station or involve a lawyer if you can afford one.

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Re: Please, I Seek Legal Advise From Legal Practitioners On This Situation by Olayetan(m): 4:40am On May 03
MARKone:


Give them more time, it may not be convenient for you, but that will be the best approach now, probably both parties sign a written agreement at the police station or involve a lawyer if you can afford one.

Giving them time isn't an issue but what will happen if they fail to pay up again after another extra time given cuz, with the look of things, it doesn't look like they are capable of paying at all and I'm scared they sell off my things and move out from the apartment while I won't be able to locate them.
Re: Please, I Seek Legal Advise From Legal Practitioners On This Situation by Olayetan(m): 4:43am On May 03
MindHacker9009:
Best is to give her more time to pay.


More time after several time given and also, I'm scared they can sell off my things when they haven't paid for it and move out from the apartment while I won't be able to locate them.
Re: Please, I Seek Legal Advise From Legal Practitioners On This Situation by chukwuibuipob: 4:48am On May 03
sad human beans sad and their fraudulent lifestyle. U agreed, beg,roll on the floor,only for u to change/tell story later,have staminal to dragged u to police station.. Thing like this is the reason why landlords doesn't want their properties to be sublet.The thief want to collect her 200k plus additional few months shocked grin grin wey she go use look for another apartment (another scam)


At Olayetan,move out.ur property, find electrician to remove the wiring and give her part of the money and give the useless,dishonest lady one month to quit.Count ur loss sha

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Re: Please, I Seek Legal Advise From Legal Practitioners On This Situation by Olayetan(m): 4:54am On May 03
chukwuibuipob:
sad human beans sad and their fraudulent lifestyle. U agreed, beg,roll on the floor,only for u to change/tell story later,have staminal to dragged u to police station.. Thing like this is the reason why landlords doesn't want their properties to be sublet.The thief want to collect her 200k plus additional few months shocked grin grin wey she go use look for another apartment (another scam)


At Olayetan,move out.ur property, find electrician to remove the wiring and give her part of the money and give the useless,dishonest lady one month to quit.Count ur loss sha

Exactly, she wants to use my things, rent and all for free.

I only told her about the apartment cuz she said she's into house agent only for her to beg and cried to let her have it cuz she's in love with the place, now she has moved in and thinks I can't do anything other than to keep posting me forever before they pay me my balance.


I've decided to put all my things in the room while I let them use the sitting room and kitchen for a certain period and if they don't pay me my balance within that period, I'm definitely taking legal action against them to move out of the apartment...


I would have moved out my things if I had a spacious place to put them, but I don't and reason why I want the new occupant to have it all and they are all new things.
Re: Please, I Seek Legal Advise From Legal Practitioners On This Situation by chukwuibuipob: 5:04am On May 03
sadAverage Nigerians are Evil,Wicked and dishonest. Go to igando police and report her.Let the landlord knw she is a chronic onigbese.Don't go legal cos court will kip dragging it till ur money/rent expire.. Move ur thing out and tell the landlord to eject them with renovation excuse
Olayetan:

Exactly, she wants to use my things, rent and all for free.

I only told her about the apartment cuz she said she's into house agent only for her to beg and cried to let her have it cuz she's in love with the place, now she has moved in and thinks I can't do anything other than to keep posting me forever before they pay me my balance.


I've decided to put all my things in the room while I let them use the sitting room and kitchen for a certain period and if they don't pay me my balance within that period, I'm definitely taking legal action against them to move out of the apartment...


I would have moved out my things if I had a spacious place to put them, but I don't and reason why I want the new occupant to have it all and they are all new things.
Re: Please, I Seek Legal Advise From Legal Practitioners On This Situation by chukwuibuipob: 5:07am On May 03
Open thread here and sell it as relocation urgent disposal. Dnt sell it to mallams
Olayetan:


Exactly, she wants to use my things, rent and all for free.

I only told her about the apartment cuz she said she's into house agent only for her to beg and cried to let her have it cuz she's in love with the place, now she has moved in and thinks I can't do anything other than to keep posting me forever before they pay me my balance.


I've decided to put all my things in the room while I let them use the sitting room and kitchen for a certain period and if they don't pay me my balance within that period, I'm definitely taking legal action against them to move out of the apartment...


I would have moved out my things if I had a spacious place to put them, but I don't and reason why I want the new occupant to have it all and they are all new things.
Re: Please, I Seek Legal Advise From Legal Practitioners On This Situation by seborrhic: 5:39am On May 03
So by your own reasoning they should pay you ₦200k for 2months use of the kitchen & room?
It's ok.

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Re: Please, I Seek Legal Advise From Legal Practitioners On This Situation by Olayetan(m): 5:47am On May 03
seborrhic:
So by your own reasoning they should pay you ₦200k for 2months use of the kitchen & room?
It's ok.

That was the terms and conditions given before I hand over the key and they agreed to it.

I never forced it on them, I gave my terms and they felt comfortable with it.

Besides
It's been 3months n not 2months
Re: Please, I Seek Legal Advise From Legal Practitioners On This Situation by ruggedtimi(m): 6:18am On May 03
You wey for sell your properties and anything that can't be sold you count it as your lost. Rent out the empty apartment. You don see where landlord they accept half payment as the first rent?
Re: Please, I Seek Legal Advise From Legal Practitioners On This Situation by Austin4lif: 6:27am On May 03
Olayetan:


I'm not compelling them to buy my furniture, you seems to be getting it wrong, I told them whomever is going to take over will have to accept along with the things inside, why accept to take over with the things when they know they can't afford it...


How will they win me when they agreed themselves and now changing the mutual agreement?

is there a written agreement?
Re: Please, I Seek Legal Advise From Legal Practitioners On This Situation by Neminc: 6:50am On May 03
Is the owner of the house aware that you sublet it to someone else? I mean, did he give you the consent to sublet it?
Re: Please, I Seek Legal Advise From Legal Practitioners On This Situation by BENCHOKCONSULT: 7:07am On May 03
Olayetan:
My humble greetings to all,

I'm here to seek advise on the current situation I found myself with someone I gave my apartment to, I had secured an apartment in igando area of Lagos state last year Oct., in December same year, I started having some issues so I decided to sublet the apartment and move on.
The intention was to sublet it with my furniture while I strike a deal with new occupant to pay for the apartment along with the furniture inside, a friend of mine whom I barely know picked interest in occupying the apartment but she pleaded to pay the money in parts, our agreement was 500k total while she pleaded to pay the money twice.
I made it known to her that I will only hand over the keys to the apartment when she pays 90% of the total amount then the 10% balance after a month they move in and she agreed and said she was going to pay me 90% by Jan/Feb and balance by March.
That was our initial agreement but then she sent me 200k in January 3rd week and called me in 4th week to hand over the keys and promised to balance me by March 2nd week, I didn't buy that idea but then, she was crying and begging seriously coz they have been served quit notice in their former apartment, due to this, we then made another agreement and I told her that, I won't hand over keys to the entire apartment, that I was going to let them have access to the kitchen key alone to gain access into the apartment pending when they will balance me my total money but I won't give them the sitting room key.
She said she had no problem with that and I made it known to her that, once they don't pay me the balance by March 2nd week and they start stressing me out in getting the balance, I will give them a few weeks grace and if they exhaust the grace period, I will take drastic action by entering into the apartment with the keys with me and lock it up while the 200k they paid will be non refundable cuz they have stayed in the apartment and used my things, she agreed and said since she has no intention of not paying then she's okay with that agreement and I gave them the kitchen keys and also introduced them to my landlord which he accepted they take over the apartment.


Now, I'm having serious issue with these people in paying my balance and I made it known to them on whatsapp that if by April ending, they don't pay me my balance, I will lock the apartment, they probably thought I was bluffing but I locked the apartment last week Friday and they went to police to report i couldn't let them have access to their things in the apartment.

My own decision right now, it has shown these people doesn't have that money to pay and I have decided to evict them from the apartment while the 200k they pay will not be refunded and when I told her my decision, she said I should return the money they paid and still give them time to look for another apartment before they move out then I asked her what will happen to the times you spent at my place and my things you have used in the apartment but she gave no response to that and was telling me either I return the money or I give them more time to pay me the balance.

Pls, how do I handle this.

Summary:
The apartment is a mini flat
The basic rent is 220k
I paid 340k as total rent
Spent over 450k to furnish, wiring and put few things inside
My rent started in Oct but gave it out in January
Ask them to continue the rent once mine due and pay 500k to own everything inside including my gen.


Pls advise me legally.

What's this rubbish I just read? I will never advise you to go against the law. This is fraudulent.
Re: Please, I Seek Legal Advise From Legal Practitioners On This Situation by Olayetan(m): 7:39am On May 03
Neminc:
Is the owner of the house aware that you sublet it to someone else? I mean, did he give you the consent to sublet it?

Yeah
I told him and even introduced the girl and her fiancee to him
Re: Please, I Seek Legal Advise From Legal Practitioners On This Situation by Olayetan(m): 7:40am On May 03
Austin4lif:
is there a written agreement?

We had no written agreement but we did whatapp agreement.
Re: Please, I Seek Legal Advise From Legal Practitioners On This Situation by Olayetan(m): 7:40am On May 03
BENCHOKCONSULT:


What's this rubbish I just read? I will never advise you to go against the law. This is fraudulent.

Go against the law as how and who's the fraud?
Re: Please, I Seek Legal Advise From Legal Practitioners On This Situation by chukwuibuipob: 7:50am On May 03
sad bia!,I don't think he force her to take the apartment,but agreement is agreement.
If she doesn't have the available now,why not plead/beg the owner to please exercise patient. Same way some useless criminals will borrowed money online and refused to pay back.
seborrhic:
So by your own reasoning they should pay you ₦200k for 2months use of the kitchen & room?
It's ok.
Re: Please, I Seek Legal Advise From Legal Practitioners On This Situation by chukwuibuipob: 8:21am On May 03
sad who's fraudulent.Olayetan/the dishonest lady? Let that bastardz try such stunt/scam with me.She go nor say craze pass craze
BENCHOKCONSULT:


What's this rubbish I just read? I will never advise you to go against the law. This is fraudulent.
Re: Please, I Seek Legal Advise From Legal Practitioners On This Situation by MindHacker9009: 8:43am On May 03
Olayetan:


More time after several time given and also, I'm scared they can sell off my things when they haven't paid for it and move out from the apartment while I won't be able to locate them.

Better to just let go of the stuff as you don't need the things you left at the flat if not you are just stressing yourself
Re: Please, I Seek Legal Advise From Legal Practitioners On This Situation by Olayetan(m): 8:51am On May 03
MindHacker9009:


Better to just let go of the stuff as you don't need the things you left at the flat if not you are just stressing yourself

To leave what I spent money on to someone I know from nowhere just like that?

This is the bedroom furniture i left behind, brand new with the mattress and wardrobe.

Re: Please, I Seek Legal Advise From Legal Practitioners On This Situation by MindHacker9009: 9:04am On May 03
Olayetan:


To leave what I spent money on to someone I know from nowhere just like that?

This is the bedroom furniture i left behind, brand new with the mattress and wardrobe.

Peoples houses have been flooded before and all the funiture destroyed all they have to do is to let go and move on. Just learn for next time that when you are making an agreement with someone and it involves money just know that there is a 99.99% chance they will not pay you the money back.

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