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Friday, 10 February 2017

Landlord Wahala....

Some Landlords dont deserve to be called such at all...




Hello Stella,

please post on your blog someone might be able to help.
Going into details will take a lot of space but let's just say since I moved into this house in December it's been one problem after another. 

Our Landlord has a petrol station in front of the house and has his own transformer so it made so much sense for us to use the transformer,when there is no 'Nepa' light he switches to the Gen, so we were supposed to have light 24/7 which was the major catch that made me agree to pay so much for this house. We moved in, bought unit only to realise that #2,000 can only get you 21units, ordinarily #2000 can get you around 95units from Nepa direct. 21units won't even last for 4days no matter how many appliances you don't use(my Ac became a box for decoration). 


I figured it was better than no light. The guys in my compound revolted that it was too expensive, the man said okay he will increase it to 40units within a few weeks. 2weeks passed no show, the boys tampered with their meters and weren't buying his cards again. They told me what they did but the Libra in me that is all about fairness no gree do. Nepa brought a bill for the man 3rdweek in Jan for 250k(mind you this is for the petrol station, the shops he had there and two 3story buildings he has).As we dey buy unit Nepa bill no suppose concern us o, the man made copies and gave us all, the we are not buying enough cards.



 Stella that was the beginning of our issues. For 3weeks now no light, he said he is resolving it, that he found out about the meter tampering,his lawyer served 3 of the boys with some notice to pay 53k each, dem no gree, he said he found out it wasn't only them, that they said it was everybody. So he said he needs 150k from all of us, the boys no gree. We have been in darkness while he enjoys light. In one month,i spent 24k buying units to only put on freezer, TV and fan. My boy has rashes all over his body from heat, I stay awake fanning him through the night and still go to work in the morning. Stella I am tired and weak.


 I am sending this mail cause I called the man to ask him the way forward cause he said everything will be resolved yesterday, this man told me I should go and tell them to contribute his money. I lost my cool, yelled at him, he hung up,i went to his house he is not there. 


Tell them to contribute his money cause I am their landlord or what?(I had advised that he call a meeting and talk to us all let's resolve this, he refused) I am boiling with anger and I want to move out, if I had moved from the initial stage I won't be here going through this. 


If anyone knows where I can find the Lagos state landlord/tenant tribunal kindly direct me or tell me what my options are(for the lawyers).
Thanks for reading.


79 comments:

becky naka said...

The man is making cool cash from you guys and that's so bad. I don't know what to advise you, like u. Said, move out.

BLOGLORD said...

All this orishirishi,
Why don't you just move out quietly.

Anonymous said...



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Monkeynofine said...

Sorry there.

Anonymous said...

Please who know about 247, a family friend of mine was askinh me about it.

ukwu dimond said...

is well oh.

Anonymous said...

just move out chikena. dont make trouble

Chidinma Grace said...

You will surely get the help you seek . That landlord is wicked

fulness christ said...

Pls after everything have been seetled,never u rent a house wer d landlord/landlady lives. Pls dont!!! I've been in a similar situation bt not d nepa unit wahala

Yori Yori Princess Loveme Jeje said...

My dear look for another place

I am the queen and the boss of this blog(Chief Rocky) said...

How can you live in an apartment that has a petrol station in the front?...
Do you cherish your life and that of your son atall?..
What if there is a fire outbreak or something?...
Manage and park out when your rents expires!...
Some of you tenants are troublesome!...it would be a different story if we hear the landlord's side of the story!...

MichoHay said...

lols Landlords wahala ehn no be today, my dear gather money and move out...

Oluyomi Odukoya said...

Dear poster, I'd advise you to resolve this issue with your landlord amicably without involving any tribunal or lawyer. Honestly, if you do, the case will drag on endlessly, you'll still be in darkness, you will still be buying units and your landlord will become your enemy. At the end of it all, you will still leave his house for him. Ask yourself, is it worth it?

From what I have seen in my life, some tenants make landlord regret ever renting out an apartment to them. Now, the tenants who caused this brouhaha do not give a damn, yet everyone is suffering from it. Just try and approach your landlord and explain things to him. Hanging up the phone is not the solution. All the best

Oluyomi Odukoya said...

Dear poster, I'd advise you to resolve this issue with your landlord amicably without involving any tribunal or lawyer. Honestly, if you do, the case will drag on endlessly, you'll still be in darkness, you will still be buying units and your landlord will become your enemy. At the end of it all, you will still leave his house for him. Ask yourself, is it worth it?

From what I have seen in my life, some tenants make landlord regret ever renting out an apartment to them. Now, the tenants who caused this brouhaha do not give a damn, yet everyone is suffering from it. Just try and approach your landlord and explain things to him. Hanging up the phone is not the solution. All the best

Barr. Oma said...

You will find such at alausa,go there and lay your complain

Olivia Silk said...

The man is terrible man.
Terrible.

Stellas Cookies and Cream said...

The problem here is the fact that he has a transformer, i think a certain amount is being allocated to every transformer( e.g every bank branch has a transformer, the monthly bill is very huge whether you have light or not),this needs to be sorted once and for all to avoid stories,so far he has a transformer he has to pay what has been allocated.
I wonder why we can't have constant power supply in Nigeria so at least you get value for your money. Ghana,Cote D'Ivoire and smaller African countries have constant power supply.

God help Nigeria.

ijeoma julien said...

Mrs SDK biko be strong for your boys and take heart. RIP Oma

Daenerys_targaryen said...

Bloglord it's not easy gathering money to move out especially during recession. All these house that promise 24/7 light and you pay upfront are usually fraud. Landlord use this scheme to rip their tenants off. Poster can't you buy generator and be using or that one is forbidden in his compound.

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Poster just move out if your have rent has expired or will soon expire.

Its better than all these.

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I concur!

SWAG LAFRESH said...

Not easy

Anonymous said...

This landlords are so terrible my client told me about is predicament today. The landlord served the tenants letter today saying rent as increased from 3.2m to 4,000,000m for no suitable reason or reasons... The guy does not know how to cope self inside recession...... Wife is sacked, children Schl fee and many other things.....

Puregold said...

Abeg, move out of that compound if you can as soon as your rent expires.Living there with petrol station at the front of the compound is a big risk.Ask God to take over the Landlord's heart, go and talk to you.By God's grace he will resolve the issue to your favour.

kiki said...

Go to the citizens mediation center close to you and make sure they invite your landlord.

Olivia Silk said...

I suggest you just move out please,

LAS GidDY said...

No keep being the Libra that you is.....

You allowed it and now it has snowballed into uncontrollable situation.

Its regrettable though but the best advise is to move out because your landlord is obviously a perpetual trouble maker and a shameless exploiter!

Anonymous said...

Go to ikeja alausa,at the Ministry of Justice, ask, there is a department there that may help U.

MUMMY SINACH said...

Comot for the house now, before u start paying money that will be more than your yearly rent.

Anonymous said...

Landlord from he'll! Madam as soon as ur rent expires,abeg move out! How can u be living in a house whr d landlord lives?and also whr he has his fuel station?u no like urself o!tink about d safety of ur little boy biko and retink ur moves!get out of dat house asap!

Anonymous said...

Landlord from he'll! Madam as soon as ur rent expires,abeg move out! How can u be living in a house whr d landlord lives?and also whr he has his fuel station?u no like urself o!tink about d safety of ur little boy biko and retink ur moves!get out of dat house asap!

Anonymous said...

Check out the Lagos State's Citizens Mediation Centre at Alausa (Motorways building). Google it to confirm the address but it's been just about six months a friend of mine visited the place and they were able to help him resolve the disagreements he was having with his tenants peacefully.

Anonymous said...

Some tenants are evil too . My tenant packed useless snake friendly tyres in my compound for what purpose I don't know . It's not like she's a tyre seller o. A crazy hoarder.

glitz said...

It is well. Faced something similar when i was serving in sokoto . When i was about moving in, the landlord told us all that he has a big gen should nepa takes light, we will always have light and water. Barely, a week i moved in,the tap stopped running as there was no longer frequent electricitycos of d hot weather. His landlo will pump water for his family alone and even be giving outsiders bt his tenants, for where? We talked to a point we stopped complaining, my neighbor started buying water for his family and i, as per being the only corp member in d compound. This man suddenly started beefing us that we cant come and beg him to pump water from his compound to ours. My neighbours insulted him ehn and dey all vowed to move out. Few weeks after i left sokoto, i heard dey all moved out without their rent expiring.

Anonymous said...

This your comment is fair,am pleased,some tenants are tenants from hell.i know it's both ways,but there's always an easy way out for the tenants if not pleased then move out.on tye other hand,I don't think I can Pity any tenant again after one of our tenants too advantage of the goodness of our heart,owed 5yrs rent in millions of naira in a 3 bedroom flat he rented from us.he even stop greeting us oo and he didn't pay and refused to move out.when he eventually left,we later heard he moved into his own house that he was building while he lived in our house without paying for 5 good years and 3weeks,is that not wickedness.some tenants can be so horrible especially if you're kind to them.we learnt our lesson.we lost millions due to this but we are just happy he's gone.

Anonymous said...

This your comment is fair,am pleased,some tenants are tenants from hell.i know it's both ways,but there's always an easy way out for the tenants if not pleased then move out.on the other hand,I don't think I can Pity any tenant again after one of our tenants took advantage of the goodness of our heart,owed 5yrs rent in millions of naira in a 3 bedroom flat he rented from us.he even stop greeting us oo and he didn't pay and refused to move out.when he eventually left,we later heard he moved into his own house that he was building while he lived in our house without paying for 5 good years and 3weeks,is that not wickedness.some tenants can be so horrible especially if you're kind to them.we learnt our lesson.we lost millions due to this but we are just happy he's gone.

LOLO IDEATO said...

So many troublesome tenants. One dragged my dad to a tribunal last year. The tribunal ended up begging my dad to extend his stay since he doesn't have enough to renew nor relocate. We were adamant! We refused to give him quit notice as he was yelling for instead we ensured he moved out the day his rent expired.

Lagos tribunal is somewhere at motorways or so.

To be a landlord no easy for Lagos. What gave those guys the effontery to tamper with meter they didn't buy

Miss Ess said...

Very terrible man

Anonymous said...

Please you guys shouldn't watch that stupid bloggers wife , is d worst movie ever

North Dakota Siobhan said...

Your best bet would be to move out. It's not going to be worth it having to start trouble with your landlord.
You even endured for too long.21 units for 2k is crazy.
I get 86 unit for 2k,and it barely last a month. We can't even leave all the bulbs in the house on. I haven't put on the AC for months cos I cant afford to. I'm just imagining the huge amount you spent on light. Try and resolve things amicably with your landlord, or you move out pls.





Dum Spiro spero.

TITI KAMARA said...

Pls pack out ASAP, with that filling station there, it's a big NO for me.

Quality liquid soap in ilorin Call 08135007751 said...

The name landlord shld be changed to temporary owners bcos their wahala no be here.properties we wld leave someday

Anonymous said...

How are you sure she lives in Lagos?

Anonymous said...

How are you sure she lives in Lagos?

Adanne said...

I didn't know someone was thinking like me, it is so scary to live near a petrol station, not to talk of the one in front of your apartment,and with the way they are messing with the meter, heck NO. Not a good idea, Please m OK be when your rent expires or if you can afford to forfeit the rent, then do so.

Anonymous said...

No, Institute an action for recovery of debt. He has to pay your mense profit and arrears of rent seriously. It would be fast bcos it will be a magistrate court.

Rocky said...

Please remove Rocky from your name..

Anonymous said...

Yes I do. 24hrs a day,7days a week. Thank me later, hon

Anonymous said...

Go to any local govt. around u. There is Mediation centre in almost every Local govt. in Lagos. Don't bother to face the Landlord again, it doesn't worth it. Mediation centre will sort things out pele.

Anonymous said...

As she no get pending 9months rents with him abi? She needs to fight for a refund if not, such a man won't want to refund a dime to her

Anonymous said...

Tribunal? The tenant will die untimely.... can you imagine? Stella dikokodikuku in Europe where you live can you owe 2months rent and still drag landlord to court? Think we'll before you open that your big mouth in matter that doesn't concern you. The tenant in question doesn't want to pay her rent and looking for how to buy time if not why can't she fucking move her junk out of the house?

Anonymous said...

Stella sometimes you talk like someone that doesn't have brain just because some olosho tenant gave a one sided story you just jump into conclusion? If only you know that some Naija tenants are fraud!! They pay you 1yr rent and they want to stay 2yrs free because of Fashola stupid law.. if any tenant try me with that nonsense he or she will dissappear on the surface of this earth because most landlord build their houses on loan with the hope of repaying with rent proceed only for one useless tenant to now want to reap where they did not sow? I swear I will terminate such useless life and God will forgive me.... MOVE OUT WICKED TENANT

Jasmine said...

I agree.

My landlord adds 10k every year on his rent. After gathering the money, he'll use it to pay offering in his church thinking he'll go to heaven. I just dey pity am. Greatest juju man.


His own portion of hellfire will be big

Jasmine said...

As the landlord, fling everything outside jor

stella dimokokorkus said...

ANON 9:53pm in Germany here the tenant is always right and you have no right to throw them out..A tenant can take you to court and claim different blah blah blah and you must wait until they move on..you cannot/are not allowed to force anyone to become homeless.

Infact if a tenant sues you,na pray you go begin pray cos they can decide not to pay whilst the case is on.....Its horrible and that is why we are happy that the tenant we have is very very loving and has no time for this kinda stress.
My father in law has been dealt with before and he wasnt even allowed by law to shut down the heater to force the tenant out.....by the time the tenant was moving out,he had damaged some things in the flat and my FIL had to renovate after he moved.

Single Mom said...

Abeg what kind of house are they leaving in paying such amount of money? Is it not better to build your own house than to be struggling to pay such amount of money.


Long live SDK

Etsako Pearl said...

Lmao.
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Anonymous said...

Anon 21:58 did you even read the post or you just wanted to see your comment and thereby display your ignorance?

Anonymous said...

Anon 21:53 errm,wont it be better if you read and understood?

Adanne said...

Stella they do that a lot in NYC, chai! trust black people, they sabi drag landlord eeh.

Anonymous said...

He is o, found out this evening that the man settled Nepa and is now insisting we still pay him 150k so he can connect us to the Nepa transformer this is after making us pay 20k for connection to Gen and meter installation the day we moved in as if I will leave his house with the meter and wires.Smh

Anonymous said...

My dear, 22k spent in a month. I convinced myself it was better than the trouble with gen and I would have continued managing if not for the no light at all now. And to think Nepa provides 18hrs daily power supply to the estate and this man is ripping us off like this.

Amacastel said...

Jude ikweze & EMEKA OKOye has been living in my Uncle's house For15months without pay only for their funny lawyer asking for waiver so they can pack. Many tenants are devil. Esp in lag cos Lagos law favours tenants more.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting Stella, it's apparent some people read without understanding and others just want to see their comments.i wouldn't have minded paying my 15k share of the money but others think the man is taking us for fools that can't do anything.found out tonight they have gotten a lawyer involved and would serve the man tomorrow.Will keep you(and those that like complete amebo like myself)updated.

Anonymous said...

If I can afford to, I would have but the man is refusing to refund anyone. 800k for rent, 80k each for agency, caution fee and agreement(240), then 20k for meter and connection to gen,90k service charge. Then add the cost of moving(electrician,catpenter,Dstv,moving truck) all these expenses incurred few days to Christmas yet as normal people are sleeping I am awake acting as fan for my son. Some people will not go unpunished in this life

Amacastel said...

She has no issue with the landlord, his Co tenant should comply to the penalties, some tenants are devils, if you can't cope leave his house for him, 6inches of block is 180 now so Materials r too high don't disturb anybody in his hard earn money. If u no fit stay, Pls leave the house

Anonymous said...

Anonymous 21:58, e be like say your drug don finish abi cos I don't get your point?
Wetin Stella do you by posting someone's post, do you really know the what the person is going through?
If you've got depression or mental health problems why not seek proper solution or help than ranting and showing your stupidity here rather than saying someone who is better and has made it in life "doesn't have a brain".
I can see you a have brain nau which is full of Coconut water.
Mtcheeeeeeeeeeeew.
EWU.

Anonymous said...

Stella of life listen some Tenants in Nigeria are greedy wicked because they rent property their income can't support. My friend makes 180k a month, married with a son, wife is a petty trader with no guarantee income but lives in 1.2m yearly rent forgetting the son school fee, feeding and maintenance allowance, he borrows money from us steady got loan from the office so imagine how much he takes home after paying part of the debt talkless paying landlord rent, we advice him to move to a cheaper apartment but his excuse is the son school. Microfinance towed his car away from our office which is very shameful and my boss threatened to fire him if he doesn't clear the debt, always under unnecessary pressure. Sincerely what advice can you render him?

Anonymous said...

Stella of life listen some Tenants in Nigeria are greedy wicked because they rent property their income can't support. My friend makes 180k a month, married with a son, wife is a petty trader with no guarantee income but lives in 1.2m yearly rent forgetting the son school fee, feeding and maintenance allowance, he borrows money from us steady got loan from the office so imagine how much he takes home after paying part of the debt talkless paying landlord rent, we advice him to move to a cheaper apartment but his excuse is the son school. Microfinance towed his car away from our office which is very shameful and my boss threatened to fire him if he doesn't clear the debt, always under unnecessary pressure. Sincerely what advice can you render him?

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Anonymous said...

My advice to any tenant owing is to begin the landlord with installment payment until they can afford to move out peacefully because my colleague at work took her landlord to court and lost her life in the process, I'm not saying the landlord did anything to her on but how do you explain sudden attack on her? Some hoodlums ambush her on her way from work, Raped her, stole her honder CRV suv and dump her naked body in the gutter.. landlord wasn't charge because the incident didn't happen at home, our MD tried helping in the investigation but her mum asked to stop. I strongly believed the landlord is involved. Since this horrible experience in urge people to be careful with their landlord or quietly move away to where they can afford

Anonymous said...

My advice to any tenant owing is to beg the landlord with installment payment until they can afford to move out peacefully because my colleague at work took her landlord to court and lost her life in the process, I'm not saying the landlord did anything to her but how do you explain sudden attack on her? Some hoodlums ambush her on her way from work, Raped her, stole her honder CRV suv and dump her naked body in the gutter.. landlord wasn't charge because the incident didn't happen at home, our MD tried helping in the investigation but her mum asked to stop. I strongly believed the landlord is involved. Since this horrible experience i urge people to be careful with their landlord or quietly move away to where they can afford

Amacastel said...

They borrow to live very flamouyant life they can't afford. When they pay the 1st pack in rent to renew becomes wahala.

Anonymous said...

Madam buy generator and rechargeable fan when you come back from work on ur gen till bed time while charging ur fan den on fan till daybreak cheaper and more convenient dats what i do



Jennifer Lawrence said...

Oh my God wickedness in high places nawa

Anonymous said...

Why go broke to look rich?that guy is seriously mad.your friends should stop giving him money.truth is na HBP dae kill him type early.

Anonymous said...

Stop advising him when they disgrace him some more he'll by himself face reality.. if the woman started fucking around now they'll call her prostitute ko? I can't stand men with chicken noodles brain!!! Plan your expenses according to your income when your income changes then you can upgrade.....I don't see sense in living in a house you can't afford, the woman should leave petty trade and get a regular income job to support her hubby

Anonymous said...

Why do people give themselves unescessary pressure? My landlord increase my rent to 2.5m from 2m after 2yrs which I think is reasonable but I can't afford it so I asked for free 3months grace and moved. End of story

Anonymous said...

@ AmaCastel God bless you for your comment. Imagine after your struggle to build house one miserable low life now wants to take advantage of your sweat? One of My father tenants tried using but she's alive to give her testimony thank God for that since then the other tenants adjusted lol! We prove to her that in this lagos people will push you to go to court but will they also give you bodyguards and police for protection? To build house na moimoi abi we know get poor people for our family that needs free rent ni? So you'll owe me plus take me to court and still sleep well in my house?

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