TenancyPosted by chibuzor on March 23, 2021 at 5:47 am
My tenancy will expire this March, does the law allow my landlord to kick me out after March.Abdulhaleemss replied 2 years ago 3 Members · 6 Replies
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aishaMemberApril 3, 2021 at 8:18 am
If the landlord serves you with an eviction notice then you can either pack out as per the eviction notice or refuse to comply.
If you act according to the eviction notice and vacate the premises then that’s the end of the tenancy. If however you choose not to leave then your landlord will have to file a court action against you for the recovery his of premises.
On whether your landlord can forcibly eject you out of his premises? The answer is No. An eviction notice must be given to you.
AbdulhaleemssMemberMay 10, 2021 at 1:32 pm
Well done Barrister.
aishaMemberMay 12, 2021 at 11:38 am
Thank you 🙂
AbdulhaleemssMemberMay 10, 2021 at 1:33 pm
What if the tenant wants to continue occupying the premises. How do you advise the matter to be settled??
aishaMemberMay 12, 2021 at 11:39 am
If the tenant wishes to continue the tenancy then he/she will have to pay the tenancy fee as per the tenancy agreement. If payment is not made as per the tenancy agreement or there is no tenancy agreement then the mere acceptance of the tenancy of fee by the landlord will deems the tenancy as renewed. This will settle the matter amicably.
Also, another point to look at it is whether the landlord wants the tenancy to be renewed? considering an eviction notice is given to a tenant by a landlord mandating the tenant to vacate a property on or before a certain date. Now if the landlord does not want the tenancy to be renewed then the matter can only be amicably settled if the tenant quietly vacates the property. Provided the eviction notice does not violate an existing agreement between the tenant and the landlord.
AbdulhaleemssMemberMay 16, 2021 at 4:54 pm
Thank you very much for these explanations.