Kaduna to review rent control laws




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on Thursday said would soon ’s control laws conformity with present-day realities.
Mr Edward Andow, Deputy Director of Legal Grafting Ministry of , told News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the existing laws were obsolete.
He said the current was insufficient address cases.
Andow said Kaduna state presently has three types of laws, bordering on , recovery of premises and control, and they had been in operation since 1946.
“A of the laws will enable the tribunals be vibrant and operate objectively,’’ the deputy director said.
He, however, observed that landlords and tenants needed be educated on the laws, adding that most of them did not know their .
“Most landlords are doing things without considering the legal implications because the tenants do not know their .
“Sometimes, tenants stop paying their rents from the period they were served quit notice, which is very unlawful.
“Quit notice has to be served six months before the expiry of rent. A tenant settles rent annually is expected to pay rents from the period of quit notice,’’ Andow said.(NAN)