Nov 25, 2014

HOW TO SERVE A NOTICE TO QUIT IN LAGOS


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A number of landlords and estate agents have always wondered how to best rid themselves of very stubborn tenants without erring in law, apparently some of these tenants unscrupulously seek to exploit the lacuna in the law just so they can live in a property for years without paying rent, I have heard of such tenants and the landlords are usually always bitter about such situations. Some landlords have always resulted to self-help by forcefully evicting the said tenants but a recent decision of the court where such a landlord was directed to pay damages and compensation to the forcefully evicted tenant will seek to discourage many others. 


The Lagos State Tenancy Law 2011 provides that parties can provide for how a notice to quit can be given in the tenancy agreement, however, when there is no such provision, Section 13 of the law provides that:- 

Where there is no stipulation as to the notice by either party to determine the tenancy, the following shall apply –
  • a week’s notice for a tenant at will
  • one (1) month’s notice for a monthly tenant
  • three (3) month’s notice for a quarterly tenant
  • six (6) month’s notice for a yearly tenant.
It’s important to note that when the tenancy is for a fixed period (e.g. one year) and such period has expired but the tenant refuses to give up possession, if the  landlord intends to recover possession, he shall serve a seven (7) days written notice of his intention to apply to recover possession. Such notice will be classified as properly served when handed to the tenant in person; to an adult residing on the premises; by courier to the address or posting same on a prominent part of the premises.
Upon expiration of the 7 day ultimatum, if the tenant still refuses to give up possession, the landlord may file a claim for recovery of possession against the tenant in the magistrate court or high court where the premises is located.
A court can also order possession if the tenant is in arrears of rent; has breached any covenant in the agreement; where the premises is required for personal use by the landlord and where the premises requires substantial repair. A court shall also have power to make an order for possession upon proof of facts that; the premises is used for immoral or illegal purposes; has been abandoned; is unsafe and constitutes a danger to the public or the tenant simply constitutes a nuisance.  
Adedunmade Onibokun, Esq
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  1. hope to do a write up on the Tenancy law soonest.

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  2. My landlord just served me a quit notice last week, stating that I should vacate his house by March , whereas my annual rent will expire by May. Please advise me on what to do. KINGSLEY.

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    1. Thanks for your message Kingsley, please note that since you are on a yearly tenancy, a quit notice issued must terminate on or about the last day thus the notice served on you is not valid.

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    3. I am quit aware this subject is past judging by the date of this post however, I just want to briefly chip in one or two contributions. Counsel has spoken well however, I wish to say that Kingsley's landlord may be right. The date of this post is November and if a notice of yearly tenancy is to be determined by a 6months notice to quit, then the tenancy obviously will terminate by May. The notice to quit will only be invalid in law if the tenancy actually expires in March as Kingsley have pointed out. Thanks guys and I think I love this forums, big ups!!!

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    4. Hi, thanks for your comment, hope you are doing great. It also doesnt matter when you comment, learning is a continous process for everyone.

      Why do you say the Landlord is right sir, i calculated five months from Nov to March, depending on the exact date he was served. Did you arrive at a different calculation, pls let us know.

      Thanks again.

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  3. Can my landlord serve a notice to quit if am owing him for like 6 months and when will the notice to quit be valid? Will it be as the time my rent expires I.e backdated to the time my rent expires or the notice to quit will start counting the day l was served bearing in mind that l am owing 6 months.

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  4. Hello sir.
    I am a landlord. I have given all tenants 6 months notice but am being informed that Lagos state law requires me extra 6 month notice AGAIN. Another agent says it's just 3 months. I've read elsewhere where it says just 7 days notice of intent to possess is sufficient.
    Kindly advise. They all got 6 months notice on time to end on the date of their tenancy so it's not like they aren't away.
    I need the property vacated asap as I need it for personal use. How do I go about this please?

    Thank you

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  5. i need you help, my house rent end on 17 dec. 2015 and my landlord call's me on 8 dec. to quit the houes in a weeks times wiht out a quit notic is it right. to tahe the 18 jan. 2016 he sent me a text(you rent has sine expired and you don't want to honourably pack your things our, you will soon be disgraced.) that the txet he send me.i need you advise. mail at brush2foto@gmail.com

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  6. pls i have this property my dad left for me and my tenants over there are not paying up there rents,i went as soft as allowing them pay the way they want and know some are owing for 6months some two months.
    what type of quit notice can i issue to them
    better still how do i go by it

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    1. Hello. The length of notice depends on their individual tenancy agreements. Do they pay yearly,monthly,weekely etc. Also the notice should expire on the eve of when their rent expired. You should get a lawyer to issue the notices on your behalf. If you have further questions pls write to dunmadeo@yahoo.com

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  7. Pls my house rent expired by ending of April and my landlord serve me a notice on 16th of April asking me to quit the house by 31st of may . pls I need or reply 08039423001

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  8. Morning sir,i need your help on this issue.my rent expired febuary 2016,and before then have told my landlord in dec 2015 that I can't renew the rent and want to move out of the apartment but I requested for 2months to sort myself.it is 2months now,tried packing out yesterday aprol 29th 2016,he used his car to block the gate through out yesterday even til now.cant even drive out to go and work not to say packing. Pls wat step should itake

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    1. Hello sir,

      Is there any reason why your Landlord will want to prevent you from leaving. Are you owing him rent? Other monies or obligations etc ?

      It is wrong to unlawfully restrict a person's movt. You will have to provide all details to your lawyer in order to get advice.

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  9. Hello Lawyer. Well done.

    Please, my landlord served me quite notice on 30th Dec 2015, after we had an altercation same day, eventhough my rent expires mid August 2016. He refused to fix a number of things and as I tried to fix them on my own, he would still try to humiliate me.

    Now, I plan to be the first to sue him. The quite notice gives the reason that he wants to renovate, which was the reason for our misunderstanding in the first instance. I intend to move out but I want him to refund part of my money for denying me value for my money and for deceiving me with everything we agreed on. Please, does he really have a case against me or do I have against him?

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    1. Thanks for your message Bola, the Quit Notice given by your Landlord is not valid. You can also sue him if you choose, i recommend you inform a lawyer who will advice you based on the terms of your tenancy agreement.

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  10. Dear Sir,
    I need your advice on a landlord given quit notice to tenant in between the period of agreement. I pay my rent on yearly basis but due to disagreement that the landlady want to impose some repairs wetin the facility to tenants, she decided to give two of us quit notice when with six (6) months notice when we are just six months into our yearly payment. She wants us to leave at exact date that our money expires.
    Sir, I want to know if her action is legal and if not what can I do?
    I am of the opinion that a quit notice should only be served as at the end of expiration of our agreement and not at the middle of the agreement. In her agreement she promised to repair all structural problems in the house but now want tenant to repair septic chambers that is blocked.
    Sir, kindly advice.
    Thanks.

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  11. Briefly let me enlighten you on this. If mid way of your yearly tenancy, your landlord serves you a 6months quit notice, then her actions in law are very correct. It is called 6month notice to quit because landlords are legally bound in law to notify their tenants at least 6months before the expiration of their tenancy. For more info, kindly consult a lawyer!

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    1. Exactly. But the Notice served on Kingsley is a 5 Month's Notice not Six, which is my point.

      I am a lawyer lool

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    2. Does that mean he will move out after the rent expire , Or 6 month after his rent expires ?

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  13. how do you give a tenant a quit notice knowing fully well that there was no tenancy agreement in the beginning.

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  14. My landlord served me a 6months quick notice in person which he claimed it was from a lawyer. .there was no acknowledgement or sort which I sees as an empty threat.forgetting the part that he didnt fix some facilities in the house...whenthe six months expires he came with a police, he insisted I leave his house..then I told him to serve me a proper notice from a lawyer Which would carry an acknowledgement..an advice pls.

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  15. AS a landlord, is it netter to have written tenancy agreement. If so, can such agreement without lawyer enforceable in court?


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  16. As Landlord, can you present a tenancy agreement entered into without a lawyer in court? can the court accept it as valid?

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  17. Dear all,my landlord gave me a 6month quit notice to expire on the last day of my tenancy. However upon expiration of the tenancy and quit notice, an appeal was made by third parties which led to an extension of my tenancy by 4months and for which I paid the Lanlord. My question is this: can I still demand for another 1month quit notice according to the Lagos Tenancy law or does the initial 6months notice still apply? Ineed to know if events have overtaken the 6months Quit notice please.

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  18. Hi, my tenant's rent expired on 31/05/16 and is yet to pay rent till today 04/09/16.
    In fact I have decided to use the premises personally and wondering what I d of notice I can give within the ambits of the tenancy laws of Lagos state. I wish to eject him as soon as possible... please help.
    Tks/ Andy

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  19. Sir .pls can an agent who is not a legal practitioner draft and issue a quit notice to a tenant without a lawyer drafting and signing it . tanx samson

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  20. Hello Barrister . I intend to repossess an apartment within my property. The rent expires by end of February 2017. Is it in order for me to give him notice of termination of tenancy agreement now to fulfill the 6 months notice provision of the Law. On the tenancy agreement it was provided that each party should give a month notice.Can I rely on this and wait till Jan 2017 to issue the notice?.Do i need to register the notice at Court registry and get a bailiff to deliver the notice?

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    1. I suggest you just serve a 6 months notice to be safe and avoid complications, though th provision in your tenancy is valid. you do not need to register it and have a court bailiff deliver it.

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  21. i have a tenant that lock his room and palour for the pass one and half year now and owing rent till now and gave one room to illegal tenant and i issued quit notice which ended for the pass two months pls what can i do again.

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  22. i have a tenant that lock his room and palour for the pass one and half year now and owing rent till now and gave one room to illegal tenant and i issued quit notice from a lawyer which ended for the pass two months pls what can i do again.

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    1. Apply to court to recover possession of your premises.

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  23. My laldlady just gave a quit notice to vacate my apartment by dec,the quit notice is dated back to june 30 2016, meanwhile it was served on oct 11,2016. In actual sense my rent will only be due by dec 31,2016 which am expected to be giving till june 2017 as a notice, pls what do i do?

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    1. Dear Olaide, though your Notice to Quit may be dated June 30, it begins to count from October 11, the day it was served on you. I recommend you write to your landlady confirming the date it was served. You can produce such letter as evidence in court if your landlady should institute proceedings against you.

      Also, the law does not say you should be served a Notice to Quit after the expiration of your tenancy, it says the Notice can expire on the eve of the date the tenancy is due or anytime after it. e.g. From Dec 31 and above.

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  24. My tenant rent expired last month 8th September. He has not been able to pay till now. Though he promised to pay but I need to use the apartment because of my own needs too. What is the required no. Of dayz I should issue to him to quit.

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  25. Hello, My rent expired July 31st,2016 and my landlord served me quit notice, 1st September, 2016 with expiration date as 28th February, 2017. Yesterday, he brought a letter seeking I pay him for the six month in advance. Is he right by law? Please advise.

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  26. to start with, i paid my landlord( developer) in november 2014 2 years rent before packed to the house cos his still building the house, and enter the apartment in may 2015, but the house is notting to but rubbish which cos i have paid i have no choice than to pack in, he gave me an agreement i delibrately didnt sign it, dis week he gave me a quit notice for me to pack at the experiation of my rent which is six month. please advice

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  27. I think this is really a very nice post. Thanks for the great content!prenup lawyer

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  28. Am princewill, please my landlord issued me an eviction letter on the 26/10/2016,but was backdated 20/03/2016,which is the day she claims to have verbally told me. Yet, my rent is yet to expire on Dec, 2016.my questions then are;first, is the quit notice valid? Secondly, when is my six months notice duration supposed to elapse? Does it start as at when the eviction letter was issued or after the expiration of my rent in December? Please I need advice.

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  29. hi was served a notice ,my rent will expire next year june

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  30. Hi,

    My landlady has asked for me to plan to move out of my shop.
    I renewed my annual rent September 20,2016 upon a written demand letter to do so.
    She verbally informed me of the intention to use the shop September 8,2016 but I told her the following day to do a written letter. She eventually served me a letter today November 16, 2016 by a lawyer.
    I would like a full refund of the annual rent and observe the required 6months notice period or she waits till September 2017 when my rent expires.
    She also refused to give me an agreement after paying N50,000 for same.
    She also asked that I pay N50,000 for the front of the shop which is from the PHCN pole to the drainage which I refused to pay as it was an afterthought. And said it would be nice if I don't so that another occupant can come in.
    Please advice

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  31. Good day barrister
    I inherited a property of 4 nos of 3bedroom in a prime area in lagos my issue is that a I have tenamt who is owing rent for a year and 8months till date.i wrote to him in august soliciting for the rent and as well gave till the end of September to respond accordingly with regards to payment. He responded verbally and pleaded to pay up in 3 installments which he promisec to start by October. I have so far been very patient with him due to his plea and current financial sitiation but as I write to you I haven't seen or heard from him please advise.

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  32. barrister gud day
    My tenant has being owning me since 15 March 2016,till date he has not pay is rent... When ever I called him, he kept on promising and he never fulfil.. What can I do pls
    Advice me please advise
    (Mr fole)
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  33. Please,i need your advice concerning my tenant who has being violating the tenancy agreement and I cannot allow him for another year,and is tenancy due on the 13th of May next year. I want to know when I should issues him quit notice.

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  34. Can an annual paying tenant that failed to pay in advance and is even owning 10 months rent be treated for purpose of eviction as an annual paying tenant?What actions to be taken to evict him and to get him to pay the arrears of rent. Does he qualified to be called tenant?I consider him to be a squatter with no more contractual agreement as tenant.Your views /moderation please!

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    1. Such person is still a valid tenant. Though, he may be owing rent and in ejecting him, one must also serve the statutory notices.

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  35. Hello, i need your help
    My name is Michael oyetunde
    I have a tenant in my house in which he paid yearly , i have issued him a quick notice in July, he has make no attempt to move out of the house and very rude and aggressive , can i now issue the 7 day quick notice, or what do i do please

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    1. Hello sir, if the 6 months Notice was valid and has expired, then you can now have your lawyer serve a 7 day Notice.

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  36. Thank you for sharing information. it is new and useful to me...personal injury

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  37. Good afternoon sir

     I moved into my 3bedroom flat apartment last two years and had to safe guard my properties at the car park for few months due to renovation. The renovation was incomplete that I had to do major paintings myself, some electrical and plumbing works inclusive because my landlord do have busy

    Schedules (according to him) and sends some unserious people so I had to fix it myself. Eventually loved in late decemeber 2016.

    Fast forward to last year I renewed my rent and paid half hoping to pay the balance soon or move to my own property which's been empty for years but due to my work and wife's work we needed to stay back and I balanced my balance for the year in the month of October 2016. 

    Automatically my rent expired December I even thought january since I finally moved in deember 28th 2016. 

    Last two weeks I received a quit notice from my supposed God fearing landlord that I should quit by Janurary 31st 2017 because he needs the property for family use. 

    This seems strange to me because I think I deserve a six month notice.. I don't want to be rude to him neither have I called back. Please advice sir...

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    1. Dear Sir, Since you are a yearly tenant, you should be served a mandatory 6 month's notice by your Landlord if he seeks to evict you. Except your tenancy agreement says otherwise.

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  38. Hello,

    Please help. I rented my apartment in 2011 and have been living here since. My landlord changed during the course of my tenancy and I was only made aware of this at the point of renewal 3 years ago. The last couple of years I have struggled with the rent and it has been paid late, but it has been paid. My rent is due for renewal end of February 2017. I have paid just over half of the rent but I have not yet paid the other half of the rent. My Landlord sent me a letter stating I am illegally occupying the premises and that I was to move out within 48hours as he has new tenants moving in on 1st February. I have tried to reach him to ask for more time to move out and pay his balance before the end of February but he is not taking my calls and his staff came to move me out of the apartment today. I told them I needed more time. Is it legal to give me 48hours notice? The letter was dated 24th January 2017, received on 25th January 2017. What do I do in a situation like this as I don't have the money to move out so suddenly?

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    1. Your Landlord's position is wrong. Your are a yearly tenant and should be treated as such even though you still owe half of your rent. The law states that you should be served with a 6 month's Notice to Quit.

      Also your landlord may be liable in damages of he results to self help in evicting you.

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  39. I live in Victoria Island. I know the law applies differently to residents in Ikoyi, VI, Apapa and GRA.

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  40. Gud morning, Pls. I need your advice on this matter, my rent expired 31st Dec.16, my landlady sent me a text on 15th of Jan.2017 to pay my rent and I replied her that I will,but on 22nd of Jan.2017 I saw the landlord of the next compound measuring my compound and I questioned him about it and called the landlady who told me that the house is not for sale that she just want to do c of o.I was surprise to see her with the landlord of the next compound yesterday 30th of Jan.2017 serving me with a letter dated 27th Jan.stating that the property now belongs to the man, but no notice have been served yet from either of them. Pls what do I do.

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    1. You do not need to do anything now. Since no notice has been served on you. Just inquire from the new landlord how he wants you to pay the renewed rent.

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  41. Good morning sir,
    Kindly advise.
    My landlord gave me a quit notice a week after payment of rent, my rent due date was 25th Dec,2016. I paid him on 21st Dec,2016 and he gave me quite notice on 31st Dec, 2016 for six month to lapse by 30th June,2017 and to vacate apartment.The notice was not dated and no reasons stated for the notice. However, he verbally told me i have not signed agreement and guarantor form.
    My questions are;
    1. is the quit notice valid?
    2. if valid, do i stand chance for extension if i am unable to get another place by June,2017.
    3. What do i do as i have not discussed with him till now, for i am disappointed because i have never owed rent even with every two years increment.

    Thanks so much as i await your response.

    regards,
    Demola

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    1. Dear Demola, the money you paid on 21st December. Was it for the year ending 31st Dec, 2016 or was it for the new current year, that is 2017?

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  42. Good morning Sir, please I need your advice. My Landlord served me an eviction notice through SMS(text message) two months to expiration of my rent. Am a yearly tenant. He increases rent every year. My House rent will be due end of March 2017, he sent a text message first week of February 2017. I thought yearly tenants are to be given a six month notice? Thanks, awaiting your reply.

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    1. Thanks for your question. As a yearly tenant, you are required to be served a 6 month'so notice except your tenancy agreement states something else

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  43. Good day, My yearly rent will expire 31st March and my landlord sent Inn a letter of increment of #50,000.00 on the 14th February.he demand the new rent take effect from 31st March. Kindly advice

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  44. IF a tenancy agreement requires yearly payment but the tenant pays 6months after the expiration of the rent, meaning tenannt pays 6 months rents every one month after date of expiration

    Can i serve him 3 months since he stop complying toi the agreement or had to do 6 months
    Please advice

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  45. Good morning sir,
    Kindly advise.
    My landlord gave me a 6months quit notice and the notice would be due in march 2017,my first 6month he did not provide water and electricty until the 7month the aggrement reached was not reached because i paid for 3bedroom and for 6month no ligth due back log of privious tenants,.. i felted cheated and needed compesation of lost 6month without amenities paid for,and in feb i was served to appear in mediation court even when the 6month will ellpase in march
    My questions are;
    1. should i appear in courth when my notice has not ellpased?
    2. do i stand chance for extension if i am unable to get another place by april,2017.
    3. What do i do as i have not discussed with him till now,
    4. i need your advise as i do not know what to do or say at the moment,
    5. do i have chances to argue and get my lost six month back,

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  46. "The Law", good morning. Sir,I need your much needed legal advise on the eviction process of a stubborn tenant.The tenant is on a half-yearly rent.He was duly served a six month quit notice in writing by my solicitors & subsequently a seven days notice which was ignored. After the tenant refused to deliver up possession of the said premises a writ of possession was initiated in court. At the first sitting of the matter his lawyer raised Notice Of Preliminary Objection. The grounds upon which is predicated are as follows:
    The court lacks the jurisdiction to hear & entertain the claimant suit as presently constituted & the same should be struck off on the ground that the notices on the Defendant/Applicant are bad & not valid in law.
    2. The requisite valid notices having not been served, the claimant case has no legal pedestal to rest to enable the court adjucate over the matter. His lawyer submitted that the failure by my lawyer to affix a legal Practitioners Stamp & seal on the Notices render them invalid & not properly filed.
    Sir,I will appreciate your legal clarification/opinion on the above. Thank you for your assistantance. Best Regards

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  47. my landlord just gave me a quit notice today.
    I have an annual tenancy. Due to some circumstances of activity, I thought I may not have more than four months to spend in Nigeria and then decided to pay for up to four months in two tranches. Whose second I paid 2nd march.
    After doing so, the next day, I got a quit notice!
    The initial annual agreement was written while the other agreement based on the monthly agreement is that if after the four months I'm still here then I'll have to pay up for the rest of the year.
    Any ideas on way forward?

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  48. My rent expired 30th september 2016 with an outstanding balance of 100k which i withheld to pay because our tank of water fell due to a tank collapsed on ours from the other compound which he asked us contribute and fix from our rent and balance later. i told my caretaker who happens to be a lawyer to give me till january 2017 ending to balance the outstanding and pay for my new rent together which he agreed but in december 23rd he came with the landlords brother who started treatning me to leave the property in 9days time or else he will deal with me.in january 2017 as i was ready to pay as agreed between me and my caretaker they asked me not to pay anymore that they do not need my money or my outstanding dept but to move out as soon as possible.i told them ok i will make plans to move.on the 24th of january 2017 he served me and other tenants a 3 months notice to quit due to renovation latest by april 30th.i have paid for a new place but the occupants are yet to move there property which will be moved by 1st and 2nd week of may 2017 but the landlord came by himself on march 4th 2017 shouting in the compound that if we all(tenants)do not vacate the property by April 30th we will all be thrown out.i intend to movebefore ending april but will have to wait till my new place is empty.please advice.thanks.Charlie

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  49. What about property evictions when a building is built on a land illegally

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  50. Nice share for me, maybe nice for all reader of your post. personal injury

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  51. pls I am 1yr in arrears of rent , my landlord sent me 7days owners intention to recover possesion , I tried to beg him to collect d 1yr rent but he refused n insist I pay 2yrs if I must continue to stay in d apartment . so I decided to use d money n rent a smaller apartment . only for d landlord to trace me to my new apartment with a bailif issuing a court summon dat I should pay up d period I stayed , but d summon does not have any date written on it .

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    1. You will have to visit the court sir to find out when exactly the matter will be coming up.

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  52. I sometimes wondered, how people hide under the law to cheat landlords. When you know you are owing rents, why not pay it. Mind you, this is the landlord's investment also, a means of income to the family.
    It's what you know from the first day that your rent will be expiring on a particular day, why not do the needful and stop hiding under the law to cheat?

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  53. My question is - Does a landlord still need to issue a 6 months quit notice to a yearly tenant who is already in arrears of rent?

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    1. If the agreed tenancy period has expired. The Landlord does not need to serve a 6 month's notice but its usually advised to do so.

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  54. Please endeavor to be replying your visitors comments. some people use it as frequently asked questions and get their answer from them without necessarily having to ask you same thing over again. thanks

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    1. Thanks sir. We always endeavour to do so.

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  55. Sir, my tenant had been complaining about my house that it's no more conducive for him, he even said the presence of my mother in the house disturbed him. I orally told him to vacate the house a month before the expiration of his rent, reason been that there was no any documented agreement btw us when he initially came in. Another reason is that the apartment is overfull, the soakaway is faulty, the entire house needs renovation. At the end of the expiration date, he said he is not ready to go anywhere, he said he will leave at his convinient. He went to report at the station and the best police supported him. Sir what should I do?

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    1. Dear Sir, you may serve the tenant with a valid written notice to quit. Note that the tenant will also be liable for the extra time spent on the premises.

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  56. Hello sir, I am trying to draw up a tenant agreement for my tenant. Initially, there was no documented agreement and the tenant is still owing part of 2016 rent & is yet to pay for this year rent. I drafted the tenancy agreement and included that 'the landlord shall serve him quit notice of 1 month if I intend to take possession of my property' & that 'the tenant shall give me 1 month notice if he is going to quit the apartment'.
    However, my tenant refused to sign saying that I should change it to 6 months quit notice as he pays his rent yearly. Please, tell me what to do. Thanks

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  57. Hello i was giving a paper type as a quit notice which is ending August,first my rent is still running as at February when it was giving to me by my landlady.As a yearly tanent i was giving six months to go,Based that she ask me to loan her a one year rent for the son to upset his problem,my failure to do that the son now type and give to mother to me.what should do..07012866198

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  58. Hello, I am a Landlord, one of tenant rent expired since June 2017 and he as refused to pay another rent, in fact right now i dont want him in the apartment anyone, so please what step do you think is easy for me to take as i notice he cant afford to pay the rent and he is on yearly rent. please reply and email me directly at cars.cool@yahoo.com

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  59. Good morning sir, please my rent

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  60. Good morning sir,am a yearly pay tenant and my rent will expire on February 2018 but my landlady sent me quit notice yesterday being 30th august.my questions are (1) I thought that she will serve me the notice when my rent expires (2) what if I did not get where to stay will she gv me another six months ( which I think is the better way to serve) me notice. Thnx

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  61. Good day please I am a land lord an I gave out the first floor of my house to a politician for his constituency office since 2007. He paid 2007,2008,2009,2011,2012 till then he has not paid a dime. I hav e call his on phone and he said that he didn't know he is still making use of the place. So he asked his PA to call us, and the PA also said the same thing. We ask him to come and remove the property since they said they are not making use of the place. They refuse to come and we kept on calling and he asked me to cut the and move their things to one conner. I now wrote formally to the politician (PAYMENT OF ARREARS OF RENT AND UTILITY CHARGES FOR THE ACCOMMODATION IN THE PROPERTY SITUATED AT NO MY ADDRESS). For more than two weeks he didn't reply. He is oweing from 2013 - 2017. Please what do I do because now the politician does not pick his call any longer.
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