DAILY LAW TIPS
by Onyekachi Umah,Esq.
(Tip 211)
“Landlords Are Entitled To Rent Sum Even Where Notices To Quit Are Served On Tenants”

“Notice To Quit”, “Seven (7) Notice Of Owner’s Intention To Recover Premises” and even “Court Summons” when served on a tenant does not mean that such tenant will not pay for any arrears of rent or rent (mesne profit) anymore for any extra period spent on the property.
Hence, a Tenant MUST pay for all the period he spent on a rented property not minding he was served Notices or even taken to court.

My authorities are sections 12 and 13 of Recovery of Premises Act and other similar laws across the states.

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DAILY LAW TIPS
by Onyekachi Umah,Esq.
(Tip 156)
“Effect Of A Notice To Quit In Nigeria”.

First of all, a “Notice To Quit” (Quit Notice) is an Information from a landlord or his agent to a tenant, informing the tenant that the tenant should leave the landlord’s property once the present rent(tenancy period) expires. It may be a week, month, quarter or half a year depending on the tenancy agreement between a landlord and his tenant or by their type of tenancy. “Notice to Quit” should be given during the existence of a tenancy period and should expire ealier or on the same day that the tenancy period will expire. Hence, it is not suppose to be an extra period (not even a day extra) after the expiration of rent(tenancy period) for a tenant to stay, search for another house and pack out.

My authorities are sections 7, 8 and 9 of the Recovery of Premises Act (LFN,ABUJA) and other similar laws in the other 36 States in Nigeria for recovery of premises, the landlord and tenants matters.

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DAILY LAW TIPS
by Onyekachi Umah,Esq.
(Tip 142)
“After A Property Occupied By Tenants Is Sold, Who Should Such Tenants Hold Responsibile?”

Tenants and landlords are bound by their tenancy agreements, whether written or oral.
During the pendency of a tenancy, the concerned property may be sold but both the old and new landlord MUST honour and respect existing tenants and their tenancy agreements. The old landlord is still bound to such tenants and their tenancy agreements. The new landlord cannot interfere with tenancy agreements between the tenants and the former landlord. A tenant can even challenge the title of a new landlord that became a landlord during the pendency of the tenant’s tenancy.

My authority is the case of ADEMOLA A. ODUNSI & ANOR V. DR. STEPHEN R. ABEKE (2002) LPELR-12167(CA).
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DAILY LAW TIPS
by Onyekachi Umah,Esq.
(Tip 43)

Do you know that a tenant for a term certain (for a certain period of 1 year) upon the expiration of his rent & term does not need a Notice to Quit rather a 7 days Notice of Owners Intention to Recover his Premises.

See sections 7 and 8 of Recovery of Premises Act and equivalent laws in states.

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Firstly, in Nigeria all lands are vested on the thirty-six Governors of the States of the Federation as guaranteed in our conservative and over-due for amendment; Land Use Act of 1978. Consequently, the Governors hold the whole land in trust for the people except those owned by Federal Government and its agencies. Owing to the above fact, a Governor can only grant a Rights of Occupancy for a certain period of time. To quickly understand this subject matter, please read my article; RIGHTS OF A TENANT.

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