Many clients have the habit of consulting many contractors to seek for a quotation. Most often, some clients are never satisfied to receive a quotation from just one contractor only. Comparison of different contractors' quotations and seeking the cheapest is the easy route.
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I have always emphasized the need to seek the services of a consultant before making any purchase of property. Nevertheless, it seems most clients do not think this is important. Most often their mistake becomes so glaring after the transaction has been sealed, and thereafter filled with regrets. A client fell into this trap some months ago. A ten-room apartment(popularly called passage house or face-me-i-face you) was marked up for sale. This client, whom I call Daniel, decided to buy the house. The house was on a 50 by 100feet land space.
The relationship between some landlords and tenants is strained. Of course this does not happen by chance or accident. A particular factor may have taken some time to develop to the extent that a landlord feels bad about his tenant. Just few years ago a barrister moved out of an apartment at Ugbighoko quarters, Benin City. The landlord entered the apartment(boys quarter) to inspect it and he melt a rude shock: the toilet was terribly dirty and messed up. This revealed that the barrister and his wife were the lazy and dirty type.
From my dealings with tenants, I have observed that many of them dislike the idea of having an overbearing landlady in the compound. Their reasons, most of them claim, is based on a previous bad experience, which consist of, but not limited to the following: