30 November 2012

Nigeria: Nasarawa Assembly Debate Bill to Regulate Rents

Lafia — Lawmakers at the Nasarawa State House of Assembly yesterday deliberated on a bill to protect tenants in the state against outrageous tenancy conditions by landlords.

Sponsor of the bill, Abdulkareem Usman (PDP, Wamba) raised issues with what he described as outrageous rents charged by landlords, saying the bill proposed will ensure that property owners (landlords) make life bearable for those who do not own property.

The bill also seeks to ensure that relevant information concerning would-be tenants are provided at the point of renting a house, thereby checking some of the security challenges facing the country.

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