QUIT NOTICE- WHY IT IS ISSUED

Quit notice is a term that describes a landlord's action that requires the tenant to vacate the premises or apartment before or upon the expiration of rent. In most cases, the action is initiated when the tenant is found wanting in one area or the other. 

Consider this scenario: John (not his real name), rented a 3 bedroom apartment at Ugbighoko. For a while, he lived in peace with his family and landlord. Along the line,  his brother-in-law sent money to his wife. John decided to borrow the money to care for certain urgent needs. When the family of his wife heard about what transpired, they became bitter and furious. Suddenly, their relationship turned sour.

They started harassing John, bringing different tugs to his house. This led to quarreling which degenerated to a fight. Crowds gathered in the compound in attempt to resolve the issue. But that was not the end. They brought in police to arrest John.
Meanwhile, the landlord watched these happenings with disgust and disappointment. Hence, he issued the tenant quit notice, and the tenant promptly complied.

Another situation that could lead to a quit notice is when tenants willfully keep late nights. A landlord once told me that he quit his tenant because the tenant had the habit of coming home at midnight. They would come in groups with girls to the apartment. A situation similar to a brothel.

In view of the foregoing, if you don’t want your landlord to quit you from his apartment, then by all means avoid the situation described above. Also, stay out of trouble, be peaceable and law-abiding.
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You have to think deeply about the question above  if you stay in a place other than your hometown. This has become an issue because I have seen certain persons spend all their financial resources to build a house in their hometown, and in the long run,  they don’t relocate back home  to  stay there. The house then lie in waste while they remain a tenant in the city. This would not have been a problem if there  was money to build houses in different places.
I know a man in Lagos, who built a house in his hometown in Delta State. Although he is late now, his family are still in Lagos paying rent while their house remain unoccupied in the village. At certain  point they  had difficulty paying rent. Nevertheless, they still did not  move to the village where  they have a  free  accommodation. Perhaps they wondered how they  would survive in the village since they have been in Lagos for quite a long time.

HOW SOME TENANTS PUT AGENTS IN TROUBLE

When I was starting out as an agent some years ago, I met some landlords who told me they are not allowing agents to manage their property. I wondered why it was so. Later I started to understand their reasons. Some tenants are poor ambassadors, so to speak. 

A CAUTIOUS LOOK AT CAUTION FEE




Have you ever wondered  what caution fee means? This term is fast becoming very popular among landlords. Caution fee is a fee that prospective tenants are expected to pay which would serve as a financial replacement for any future damage done to the apartment. Property owners often claim that the fund is refundable on the condition of a damage-free apartment.

DANGER SLIGHTLY AVERTED

Most landlords/landladies often ignore warning signs of danger. Mrs. Osahon was an example in this regard. Sometime ago, there was an electric pole in front of her house that was no longer strong to withstand wind or the pressure on it. It was bent, an indication that if nothing was done to it to replace it then it will collapse someday. 

Each time I look at it, I am reminded of an impending doom. Many times, I told her to buy another pole to replace it. But she said other landlords who are supposed to contribute financially for the project have shown no interest to do so. I realized she was telling the truth. But then I asked her to go ahead with the project because of the danger it poses. She had the money to do it but simply refused. I reassured her that others will definitely contribute later.
Then I decided to lay the matter to rest. One fateful Friday, it rained heavily. It was accompanied by heavy winds. The pole finally broke. I was angry. What I forewarned had finally happened. Worst still there was electricity when this occurred. The live wire fell inside the pool of water close to it. Great danger was lurking around.
The landlady quickly took her son and ran away from the house, thereby exposing others to the danger. The luck she had was that no children passed through there  at that moment. Otherwise, there would have been a casualty.
The next day, the other landlords contributed their money so as  to purchase a new pole.
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1.       What advice do you have for the landlady?

WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF YOUR TENANT DESTROYED YOUR PROPERTY?

Tough argument between landlords and tenants is a common experience. More often than not, landlords are hardly aware of the damage done to their property until the tenant  packs out. Some tenants when moving out leave a lot of debris behind for the landlord to clear away. They wont even sweep the apartment. Is this right? Please put yourself in the shoe of the landlord and you will realize is not a fine idea at all.
Indeed, you are supposed to clean up as you leave. But this is not the case with most tenants. In fact, as landlord inspects property, he sees walls battered with holes, door knob broken, toilet in bad state, the floor of the bathroom covered with scum, the environment hardly ever swept. Heck! The list is endless.
The landlord then spends his money to effect maintenance on the property. In one case, the landlord had to clear the outstanding 6 months light bill of a previous tenant.
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1.       IF you were a landlord, what would you do to avoid tenants destroying your property?
2.       How do you handle a rough and dirty tenant?
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WHY SOME LAND SPECULATORS RESELL YOUR LAND TO ANOTHER CLIENT

The truth is blown open! To protect the interest of buyers I have taken the pain to dig into the reasons why some community leaders decide to sell one plot to three persons. Some communities are very notorious in this practice. Unwary buyer meets a land speculator. He takes the client to a particular plot owned by another person. The buyer purchases it, and goes away feeling satisfied. One week later, the plot is cleared. The buyer wants to start working on the site immediately.
He lays the foundation to DPC level. When he comes back to site the next day, he is shocked to see that the foundation has been destroyed. The battle lines have been drawn. Then the land speculator comforts you by taking you to another plot. Still, the same thing happens.
THE CONDITIONS THAT MAKE THEM TO RESELL YOUR LAND
1.       You left the plot for a long time, without developing it.
2.       The surrounding plots have been developed
3.       Your plot has appreciated so much
4.       They want to make much money from that same plot
5.       No other free lands to sell
6.       Some land speculators rely solely on the business to make a living
With these factors in mind they continue to envy your plot. By the time they sell it, they make so much money. They will now take you to the outskirt of the community. If you arrest them, they are released immediately. Most of them are friends to the police.
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1.       Consult the experts before buying.
2.       Do not do it alone.
3.       We know those communities and persons who do such a thing, and we stay clear from them.
4.        We take you to genuine property
5.       Be wise. Let us guide you through the entire process
6.       Give us a call (07031384722) today and you will have a wow experience.
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