Effect Of A Notice To Quit In Nigeria

Effect Of A Notice To Quit In Nigeria

Effect Of A Notice To Quit In Nigeria. 

By Onyekachi Umah,Esq.


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.


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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