- The quit notice law is very vital and tenants in Nigeria should familiarise themselves with its provisions
- Tenants are entitled to request written tenancy agreements from their landlords
- There are six major laws all tenants should be aware of so no landlord takes advantage of them
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The landlord vs tenant squabbles in Nigeria is as old as the year the country gained independence from Britain - 1960.
On social media, Nigerians who are tenants cry out almost on weekly basis about how they are being cheated by their landlords.
Experts say this is because many tenants do not know their rights and so, accept whatever conditions they are subjected to by greedy and manipulative landlords.
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A Nigerian legal expert in civil and commercial litigation has tweeted the six major facts about quit notice all tenants should know.
1. If your tenancy is on a weekly basis, you are entitled to 7 days.
2. Tenancy at will – 7 days
3. Monthly tenancy – 1 month
4. Quarterly tenancy – 3 months
5. Half-yearly tenancy – 3 months and
6. Yearly tenancy – 6 months' notice to quit.
Experts say regardless of the neighbourhood where a property is situated, the law is clear on what a landlord can and cannot do.
Tenants have also being advised to consider hiring a real estate lawyer to protect their interest especially in cases where they are not sure.
Meanwhile, cement manufacturers have reached an agreement with the Buhari administration to charge discounted prices as the federal government commences its plan to build 300,000 houses for low-income Nigerians.
The plan is under the Econ Sustainability Plan (ESP) of the administration and it is managed by Family Homes Funds Limited (FHFL).
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo visited one of the sites on Saturday, January 2 to monitor the progress of work done so far.
Answering reporters' questions after the visit to one of the construction sites of the social housing scheme, in Dei Dei, FCT, Abuja, Osinbajo noted the contributions of major cement manufacturers in the country towards the success of the programme.
In a related development, the federal government has partnered with some experts through the ministry of works and housing to build about 2000 housing units in Delta state.
Legit.ng gathered that the housing units will be located at Ugbolu in Asaba, the Delta state capital.