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Collect More Than 6 Months’ Rent, Go To Jail, Fashola Tells Landlords by OAM4J: 5:06am On Aug 25, 2011
[size=13pt]Collect more than 6 months’ rent, go to jail, Fashola tells landlords[/size]

Respite has finally come to tenants in Lagos as the state governor, Mr Babatunde Fashola, has signed into law a bill that will make it unlawful for a landlord or his agent to demand or receive from a sitting tenant rent in excess of six months.

The law, which explicitly harps on the rights and obligations under tenancy agreement and relationship between the landlord and tenant, will go a long way in addressing the problem of housing in the metropolis.

According to the Lagos State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr Ade Ipaye, a defaulter of the law would be liable to pay a fine of N100,000 with the option of a three-month jail term.

The law also stipulates a six-month quit notice for a tenant who pays the rent yearly, with the clause that a tenant might apply to court for an order to stop unreasonable increase of rent by the landlord.

In a situation where the increase is unreasonable, the law allows the court to order the landlord to reduce the amount.

The law also makes it unlawful for a landlord to eject a tenant from any premises pending the determination of the action by the court.

On offences and penalties, the law says that any person who demolishes, alters or modifies a building in order to eject a tenant without the approval of the court shall be guilty of an offence and is liable to a fine of N250,000 or six months imprisonment.

It states further that any landlord who forcibly ejects a tenant, threatens or molests a tenant by action or words will be liable to a fine of N250,000 or six months imprisonment.
Commenting, Fashola said that the law would address the problem of housing as the state continued to explode in population.

http://tribune.com.ng/index.php/news/27189-collect-more-than-6-months-rent-go-to-jail-fashola-tells-landlords
Re: Collect More Than 6 Months’ Rent, Go To Jail, Fashola Tells Landlords by speachless(m): 5:31am On Aug 25, 2011
fashola Good work nd good example i pray dey will do d same in abj
Re: Collect More Than 6 Months’ Rent, Go To Jail, Fashola Tells Landlords by estatemark(m): 5:33am On Aug 25, 2011
:-x
Re: Collect More Than 6 Months’ Rent, Go To Jail, Fashola Tells Landlords by Ajibel(m): 5:38am On Aug 25, 2011
grin grin grin grin grin grin

Dammit! My dad is a landlord
Re: Collect More Than 6 Months’ Rent, Go To Jail, Fashola Tells Landlords by Shersky: 6:02am On Aug 25, 2011
This is so rub.bysh! This is a bad precedent. How can the government tell landlords what to do in a free market environment? Is everything not Laissez faires anymore? When landlords were building their houses at high cost plus several Omo Onile palavers, where were the government? Landlords should always endeavour to be reasonable with their terms and agreements but If you as a prospective tenant don't like their contract terms, try elsewhere! The real problems are the agents, lawyers and estate managers! They are the shylocks in the industry. If government can't sort those peope out for real, they should face their so called low (high) cost estates and leave Landlords alone!!
Re: Collect More Than 6 Months’ Rent, Go To Jail, Fashola Tells Landlords by Rhino5dm: 6:09am On Aug 25, 2011
^ stop chatting utter rubbish or is it must to stay in lagos? You may wish to move your "batcher" somewhere else. The new lagos ain't gonna be conducive for goats, i tell ya.
Re: Collect More Than 6 Months’ Rent, Go To Jail, Fashola Tells Landlords by lagcity(m): 6:11am On Aug 25, 2011
I usually don't like too much govt intervention in free market but I agree with this law. Landlords have gone overboard with their greed. Six months rent isn't bad at all and landlords should be satisfied with that. HABA!
Re: Collect More Than 6 Months’ Rent, Go To Jail, Fashola Tells Landlords by daywatcher: 6:18am On Aug 25, 2011
Good law. However, will tenants be able to challenge unreasonable rises and malpractices in courts given the costs? Maybe we need to look at a legal aid system?
Re: Collect More Than 6 Months’ Rent, Go To Jail, Fashola Tells Landlords by daywatcher: 6:20am On Aug 25, 2011
lagcity:

I usually don't like too much govt intervention in free market but I agree with this law. Landlords have gone overboard with their greed. Six months rent isn't bad at all and landlords should be satisfied with that. HABA!

So your happy for companies to keep reaping Nigerians off?
Re: Collect More Than 6 Months’ Rent, Go To Jail, Fashola Tells Landlords by itiswell1(m): 6:49am On Aug 25, 2011
Are you sure this will work? My landlord will say 'Na Fashola cuild house for me?' My rent is due o
Re: Collect More Than 6 Months’ Rent, Go To Jail, Fashola Tells Landlords by toideve(m): 6:50am On Aug 25, 2011
buy a new car, your rent increases. enemies of progress!
Re: Collect More Than 6 Months’ Rent, Go To Jail, Fashola Tells Landlords by toideve(m): 6:53am On Aug 25, 2011
it is well:

Are you sure this will work? My landlord will say 'Na Fashola cuild house for me?' My rent is due o

he wouldn't want to go to jail
Re: Collect More Than 6 Months’ Rent, Go To Jail, Fashola Tells Landlords by lagcity(m): 6:54am On Aug 25, 2011
daywatcher:

So your happy for companies to keep reaping Nigerians off?


what r u talking abt?
Re: Collect More Than 6 Months’ Rent, Go To Jail, Fashola Tells Landlords by Nobody: 6:58am On Aug 25, 2011
six month quit notice. Well by the time the tenant begin dream some kind bad dream and begin see some kind bird were they fly come him window by 2am. He go quit  before 2weeks.

I do like the development though. I hope other state governments emulate fashola.

Just imagine you pay house rent two years. Then you pay agent fee and then agreement money. Wtf is agreement money.
Re: Collect More Than 6 Months’ Rent, Go To Jail, Fashola Tells Landlords by lagcity(m): 7:03am On Aug 25, 2011
u2 1 day:

six month quit notice. Well by the time the tenant begin dream some kind bad dream and begin see some kind bird were they fly come him window by 2am. He go quit before 2weeks.


ha ha very funny. make some yeye bird fly come my window. the bird will end up on my dinner plate.
Re: Collect More Than 6 Months’ Rent, Go To Jail, Fashola Tells Landlords by itiswell1(m): 7:06am On Aug 25, 2011
u2 1 day:

six month quit notice. Well by the time the tenant begin dream some kind bad dream and begin see some kind bird were they fly come him window by 2am. He go quit before 2weeks.


The Lord is my sheperd, I shall not dream dreams grin grin grin
Re: Collect More Than 6 Months’ Rent, Go To Jail, Fashola Tells Landlords by Sagewood: 7:15am On Aug 25, 2011
Is this law efforceable? Govt should focus on developing low-cost housing estates and let the free market forces determine the rent.
This is very undemocratic and anti-investment. We will see the opposite effect, rents will sky-rocket.
Re: Collect More Than 6 Months’ Rent, Go To Jail, Fashola Tells Landlords by sammieone(m): 7:17am On Aug 25, 2011
I am a landlord in lagos and truth be told this is a good development, whoever does not like this should go blazes, I also pray it will also take effect in Abuja
Re: Collect More Than 6 Months’ Rent, Go To Jail, Fashola Tells Landlords by StudioCFR(m): 7:25am On Aug 25, 2011
Fashola for PRESIDENT 2015
Eko o ni baje o



SELF CONTAIN (room, parlour, kitchen and toilet) AROUND MARYLAND, OGUDU, OGBA OR EGBEDA WOULD COST HOW MUCH? idea please undecided

Thank You
Re: Collect More Than 6 Months’ Rent, Go To Jail, Fashola Tells Landlords by tainot2002(m): 7:29am On Aug 25, 2011
sammie one:

I am a landlord in lagos and truth be told this is a good development, whoever does not like this should go blazes, I also pray it will also take effect in Abuja

good example
Re: Collect More Than 6 Months’ Rent, Go To Jail, Fashola Tells Landlords by brainpulse: 7:34am On Aug 25, 2011
brf, god will bless you, it answer to alot of clauses that i thought will come out.
Re: Collect More Than 6 Months’ Rent, Go To Jail, Fashola Tells Landlords by Esanyonmi(m): 7:37am On Aug 25, 2011
mr fashola is joking,I am still in search of a two bedroom flat and Thε one I got said 600,000 for 2yrs (whitout agent fee)I can't see any of his contribution tơ Thε development of housing in Thε state and he brought out a new law with no agent or body tơ enforce it,how is he going tơ no what is going on in my street or are we all going tơ queue in his office and start reporting tơ him what d landlords has done?with d issue of jail,I think he needs tơ turn a whole LGA tơ prison yards SƠ as tơ meet Thε inflow of landlord turning tơ a criminal,
Re: Collect More Than 6 Months’ Rent, Go To Jail, Fashola Tells Landlords by komek(m): 7:44am On Aug 25, 2011
This is a good development, bt who knws d demerits of this law?
Re: Collect More Than 6 Months’ Rent, Go To Jail, Fashola Tells Landlords by komek(m): 7:47am On Aug 25, 2011
This is a good development, bt can we no d demerits of this law
Re: Collect More Than 6 Months’ Rent, Go To Jail, Fashola Tells Landlords by YomiKaycee: 8:03am On Aug 25, 2011
It is quite a good development but I'm worried about its full implementation. A lot of Fashola's laws are facing the problem of implementation. On cursory look, I think their is the tendency for rent increment!
Re: Collect More Than 6 Months’ Rent, Go To Jail, Fashola Tells Landlords by Nobody: 8:05am On Aug 25, 2011
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Re: Collect More Than 6 Months’ Rent, Go To Jail, Fashola Tells Landlords by oskamboo: 8:17am On Aug 25, 2011
@ esanyonmi,that is well said,someone i know is also similar challenge from this so greedy lagos landlords. The guy in question was trying to sensitize the lanlord bout this development but he stood his ground on 2yrs rent. BRF should look for way to implement this law. Lagosian are tired of this paper law.
Re: Collect More Than 6 Months’ Rent, Go To Jail, Fashola Tells Landlords by marcus1234: 8:20am On Aug 25, 2011
Re: Collect More Than 6 Months’ Rent, Go To Jail, Fashola Tells Landlords by Nobody: 8:27am On Aug 25, 2011
very good law, at least institutional estate agency (shylock) firms would not like to against this law. so, this is a plus
Re: Collect More Than 6 Months’ Rent, Go To Jail, Fashola Tells Landlords by babaowo: 8:29am On Aug 25, 2011
how many houses fashola build for poor masses
Re: Collect More Than 6 Months’ Rent, Go To Jail, Fashola Tells Landlords by lonelypal(m): 8:45am On Aug 25, 2011
sammie one:

I am a landlord in lagos and truth be told this is a good development, whoever does not like this should go blazes, I also pray it will also take effect in Abuja

Yeah a good initiative from the Lagos state govt, We can only talk bout its applicability in Abuja only if it works out in Lagos

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