As a leading real estate company in Nigeria with a peculiar interest in Lagos state, Properties management is one of the important areas of service rendered by South and Sttes Properties Limited. We have professional members of staff with thorough understanding of the laws guiding the recovery of residential houses from tenants in the state. Today, we will be sharing with our esteemed readers, the recovery process.
Before a landlord or property owner can recover a residential house from his/her tenant, there must be a sample notice of owner’s intention to recover possession issued to the tenant, if the tenant fails to vacate the property after a notice to quit was issued. Landlords are expected to use a lawful approach in recovering residential houses from their tenants.
If after issuing an adequate quit notice to the tenant of a residential building, the tenant fails to hand over possession of the building upon expiration of the notice, the landlord or the real estate company managing the property, can thereafter issue a 7-day notice of the property owner’s intention to recover possession.
Provisions of the Rent Control and Recovery of Premises Law of Lagos state provide that the required length of notice necessary to determine a tenancy at will is seven days. The most important aspect of this notice is the number of days. As stipulated, seven days: nothing short of seven days will suffice. It does not matter which form or format the notice takes. It is, however, important that the tenant knows that the landlord wants to repossess his premises after 7 days. This 7-day notice to quit is enough for any peace-loving human being. However, when the tenant fails to quit, the landlord will thereafter apply to the court of his intention to repossess his house.
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