Lagos Government Advises Residents To Report Extortion By Landlords

Lagos Government Advises Residents To Report Extortion By Landlords

Lagos Government Advises Residents To Report Extortion By Landlords. The Lagos State Government on Tuesday advises residents to speak up against extortion or random rents increase by landlords and stop suffering in silence.

The advice was given in an interview through Ayodeji Amodu the Senior Special Assistant to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State on Housing.

Mr. Amodu said “People just keep quiet when they are overcharged, but the law will not defend you if you don’t come to challenge it. Somebody must actually go out to say that I know my right and I can always challenge any landlord who is increasing his rent abruptly without any course to the law of the land”.

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He also adds “Like I said, the government is always on the side of the people; that is why the regulatory authority was inaugurated and is doing very well to ensure transactions are monitored. If you are a tenant or a landlord, you have access to get LASRERA. If either you have been defrauded or overcharged, or you paid for a property and you have not got value for your money, that is an area you can go to lodge your complaints, and such people will be called to order”.

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