Help!!! My Landlord Wants Me To Pack

My landlord wants me to pack out of his house after i renewed my house rent 3 months ago. He said he doesn't want his tenants to bring visitors to spend the night in his compound and i have a friend who travelled from another state to visit me for 2 weeks.

Please help me what should i do now?

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  • Wait was there a terms and conditions which states  no bringing of friends in the house? , If there was, then you broke the rules of the house but it there wasnt then you just have to stand up to him ,if he still adamant for you to park out, ask him for your money before you leave

    - Osikha Cynthia - 2019-09-27 17:57:44 Quote

  • If you are comfortable with the accommodation, personally meet him and plead with him to allow your visitor to stay with you briefly, cos he may claim anywhere you report the matter that he want to renovate the house hence quit notice served to you and he wins

    - Paul Nwaso - 2019-09-27 18:00:26 Quote

  • Trust and Obey for there's no other way!

    I will advice you to just obey. Its his house and not yours. If you build your own house, you will have rules and regulations that guides and keeps everyone safe right?? And you wouldn't like anyone to default. Well, I think that's the best you could do. Explain to your friend or you guys should go see the landlord. 

    - Gabriel Ebenezer - 2019-09-27 18:05:38 Quote

  • It seems the landlord is smoking weed how can landlord be dictating for you asive you are living is house for free if he know he can't tolerate you bringing your friend to sleep in your own Apartment then he should return the money been paid to him back not by force to be inconvenience

    - olalekan Adetutu - 2019-09-27 18:17:48 Quote

  • Some landlords are very annoying and hilarious at the same time. Although sometime it's the ill attitudes of some tenants that cause issues like this. All the same, your landlord can't chase you out that way. If he tries any funny move just report him to the police. There're laws and regulations guarding all tenants. So fear not.

    - Adom-Tenger Tar - 2019-09-27 18:18:39 Quote

  • We're you told this before you moved in? 

    If no,  you have every right to question him because you weren't told that visitors ain't allowed. 

    But if you were told,  then it's your fault then. Go book hotel for your visitor for the days he/she will be stying. 

    Or he should refund you your money and give you some months to pack out.  As this useless ND senseless  issue will still come up again if another visitor wanna pay a visis

    - Emmanuel Aibueku - 2019-09-27 18:19:52 Quote

  • Lol. .This is one problem that occurs when you live with your landlord in the same compound. Thing is, if he wants you out, there's nothing you can do after all you maybe didn't have a conversation about this issue when you rented the place afresh. So it's better to always inquire about some rules or principles some landlord give to their tenants and if it's suitable for you, you go ahead and stay and if it's not, you know you have to continue your search. On a normal instance, it's not a crime to invite your friends to your home except they become nuisance(maybe disturbing the peace of the compound and making others uncomfortable). Since the harm has been done already, all you have to do is apologize to him that you were ignorant that such act would not please him because if u want to argue, it may just prolong the issue. So just apologize and try to talk some sense into him calmly. That's it. 

    - Eunice Bassey - 2019-09-27 18:21:54 Quote

  • This Landlords wahala is really becoming too much my dear friend. Some of them think their tenants are no good for nothing kind of people. Living in the same compound with a Landlord is the worst thing to happen to any tenants. How can a Landlord stop his tenant from bringing home a visitor;that's madness. Face him and tell to stop the nonsense he is doing. 

    - Light Udoyo - 2019-09-27 18:49:10 Quote

  • well, it depends on the apartment , and the agreement you guys reached before you packed in, If its just a room apartment and you signed not to bring anybody except you, then there is reason for you to make him understand that the person is spending only two weeks . moreover before a landlord can give a quick notice , there is law for at least three months gap so if you must pack out.

    1. You have to be there for the next three month so as to secure a new place.

    2. He  have to refund you your money .

    Thats my contribution

    - Eke Kingsley - 2019-09-27 18:49:19 Quote

  • While if he made it clear from the start he doesn't like visitors around then there is little you can do but to beg him and make sure you don't make the mistake again. But if he didn't make the rule from the start and just started saying it because you have a visitor then he is wrong. You have a right to allow anyone stay with you you paid for it. If he wants you to pack he should pay you your money back if not don't move an inch

    - Okereka Destiny Efejeror - 2019-09-27 18:59:11 Quote

  • What was the initial conditions he gave to you before renting the apartment?  If there was none, then sit him down and explain things to him. Explain your relationship with this friend of your ls to him, He'll understand with you. 

    - Isaac Anyama - 2019-09-27 19:14:00 Quote

  • Sincerely Speaking, I haven't seen this kind of Landlord that will request or ordain the power that non of is Tenant should be allowed to be visited by visitors. In my perspective, what you should do is to quickly report him to the Landlord Association in your Street and tell them the whole story.

    If they did not do anything about it,then ask the landlord to return your House rent money back to you and get out of his house.But I'm sure the Landlord association of your Street will surely do something about it. 

    - Faborode Emmanuel - 2019-09-27 19:29:37 Quote

  • That is not a Problem, Ask him to return your money to you, since he is the one that doesn't want you in his house again not you, and for my side here, after returning he will give you a Complete good Six month, for you to find new Apartment. And if he can't Afford this. Sue him to court, let him realise you have access to your room, you can do whatever you like.

    - Oyekola Olamide - 2019-09-27 19:34:13 Quote

  • Since the landlord said that is what he wants,you should be able to abide with it,if you don't want to pack out.Let your friend get an hotel to lodge in for the period of that two weeks and tell him or her the decision of the landlord about visitors spending the night. 

    - Abigail Mayowa - 2019-09-27 20:16:44 Quote

  • Was there any written document about not bringing people to the house? If none exists, then you have no reason to worry. He cannot just evict you like that. You have the right to take him to court and he will be the one to beg you to settle out of court. 

    - Pascal Ohanma - 2019-09-27 20:19:09 Quote

  • The lanlord has a reason for that..maybe he have experience a negative case like that before..whereby friends that came to greet tenant did something bad to him..all you need is to calmly talk to him and let him know that your friend is not evil

    - Odion Glory - 2019-09-27 20:24:29 Quote

  • Before entering a house there are terms and condition which you must agree to before packing into the house.

    But nevertheless, discussing it over with him will help out and if otherwise, he should settle you 7 month rent and give you three month notice to get another house and pack out.

    This is according to legal terms and condition covering tenancy in Nigeria

    - Matthias O Michael - 2019-09-27 20:35:37 Quote

  • Takes him to Court, tell him that you will not leave that house until when he got another for you! And also tell him that you will not collect back your money, is where you will live that you want. If he denied, so that at long last the only option that will be remain for him is only to allow till the end of your agreement, by which before you have to find somewhere to rent other than his own.

    - Najib Sani - 2019-09-27 20:37:33 Quote

  • This is a very simple case my dear.  I believe you signed an agreement form before you packed there, go back to that form and see if it's stated there that no visitor is allowed, if yes then you either leave or ask your visitor to leave but if not, then don't pack, better still report to the police 

    - NATHANIEL JOSEPH - 2019-09-27 20:38:30 Quote

  • What your landlord is saying really doesn't make any sense, you rented the space and paid him his money so what is his business if someone wants to come visit you, you should sit your landlord down and discuss with him and if he refuses, ask for a refund and go somewhere else

    - Godswill Ezeike - 2019-09-27 20:39:56 Quote

  • Try and explain to him,make him see from your own point of view.Before you parked into the house there should  be rules and regulations or agreement that he must have told you about.if anything about bringing a friend wasn't mentioned in the rules and regulations and he is still telling you to park report him to the police.landlords have their rights so do tenants have theirs also.

    - Victor Anodoro - 2019-09-27 21:14:28 Quote

  • That's so unthoughtful of your landlord, how could  that be possible,  is never done and is so bad I mean how can one live in a house he paid for and no one is allowed to visit her,  plz go straight up to him and tell him your mind. 

    - Okwute Chinecherem - 2019-09-27 22:06:38 Quote

  • This is among the reasons why I don't buy the idea of leaving at the same house with the landlords. If this was to be judged, u moved in and paid your rent complete your bringing anybody to your own rented apartment I'd non of his is some little advice for you go to him and ask him to pardon you if he is a kind hearted man he we pardon you.

    I just don't like it when the rich are intimidating the less privileged.

    - Prince Ezinwa - 2019-09-27 22:09:44 Quote

  • As long as there was no agreement of "no visitors" between you guys initially, then he has absolutely no right to tell you that. But there's no need to make troubles with him. Just calmly plead with him and tell him to give you some time and that he should prepare your refund. And you'll try to get another place cos if you don't leave now, then he'll definitely fine another flimsy excuse to evict you with and you may neither have a choice hot time to get another place. 

    - Abimbola Jemilat - 2019-09-27 22:17:02 Quote

  • There's this law protecting tenants when a landlord wants out a tenant in his house especially when the tenant is owing whereby the tenant will be given time like a month or two to get a new house before he will be forcefully let pursued.But your own case is interesting, you are not owing, just tell him to return your money and at the same time he's going to give you time to get a new place.

    - Kehinde Ibukun - 2019-09-27 22:25:51 Quote

  • At first I believe the land lord didn't give u any rule on visitors, so if he don't want you to bring visitor to your room let pay you back your full money that you payed him and you go and look for another apartment. He can not push you out of the house he most to give you time to still your self.

    - Noah Hezekiah - 2019-09-27 22:28:41 Quote

  • This must have happened for a reason. Maybe your landlord feels that you are bringing in dangerous friends who may harm you and his family, so he's trying to prevent evil tidings from getting to his households. But I think you should walk up to him and know Hus reasons for doing so. If your friends will make you lose your comfort, you should also tell them to stop coming.

    - Emmanuel Agbasielo - 2019-09-27 22:31:18 Quote

  • If you were informed onset then you're at fault. And again, he might get more mad to you if you're bring bad people but if not I think he might allow you on this one if you beg him tho.

    Anyways the only option now is to beg him.

    - Christopher Cornelius - 2019-09-27 22:45:31 Quote

  • Be still, calm down and explain to your landlord on this matter. It was not intentional your friend travel from a far distance to spend the night with you. I know how some landlords behaves atimes. Now that you have paid for three months before he is now asking you to pack out, will he balance you back your payment? Plead with him and make him to understand the situation on ground.

    - Michael Eboh - 2019-09-27 22:45:57 Quote

  • I don't think that's the real reason.most of landlords are really not clean and they won't allow something that could spoil their bad doings and evil

    This has to happen for a good should look for another apartment and be free from such bondage

    What if your mom visits you and he would send her away or what

    - Idiris Opeyemi - 2019-09-27 22:47:29 Quote

  • Since he had told you before packing in that no visitors should spend the night and you accepted it. So you should pack out as your punishment for disobeying the landlord commandment but he should refund you Your money before leaving themhouse

    - Ani Kingsley - 2019-09-27 23:00:58 Quote

  •    Firstly you should review the terms and conditions of staying in the rented property. If there is nothing which prohibits you from keeping visitors overnight I suggest you point this out to him and if he remains adamant then I'd advise you to rake legal action.

       On the contrary though if the terms and conditions do prohibit you from keeping visitors overnight then you should accept that you have defaulted and accept the landlord's course of action.

    - Jedidiah Ehimah - 2019-09-27 23:18:31 Quote

  • It is a tight situation indeed if you knew that the landlord doesn't allow people to stay in the house for more than one day you should have never allowed your friend to come and spend two weeks at least if you had explained it to your friend about the issue I'm sure you would have not come so you should try to talk to the landlord then beg him to have mercy 

    - Aikhomu Daniel - 2019-09-27 23:45:53 Quote

  • I don't know why most landlords and landladies behave this way. I also have a landlady who don't want any of her tenants to get any visitor that would spend the night in her house, anytime my friend visit me and sleep over, she would threatened to report me to sarz people. Am even planning on packing from the house.

    - Isomkwo Clement - 2019-09-27 23:52:47 Quote

  • If you sign a term and conditions that sa said you should not bring a third party to stay with you in your house, therein you have broke the term and conditions, but if there is no term and conditions to that effect, Then the land lord have made a gross blunder.

     It is a civil case get your own laws for courts proceedings..

    - Megwa Augustine - 2019-09-28 00:29:34 Quote

  • Right here, we can't really give a say in this because we don't know what you and your landlord had bargained before rentage of the apartment. One of his rules might stated you not bringing in friends into his and which you did so automatically you disobeyed the rules but if there wasn't no such rules you just have to fight for what you rightfully deserve because I see no harm in assisting a friend who's from another state and has nowhere to stay to loop in for just some days before he gets an apartment of his too. If he's still persisting on this you can file a police complaint about him and his threats. 

    - Abayomi Ogunfuyi - 2019-09-28 01:10:09 Quote

  • There should be initial agreement plan before you rent the apartment if your Landlord new rules is not on the initial agreement then you report your Landlord to security agent cos you already pay for the apartment and have every right over the apartment 

    - Oretan Ayomipo Micheal - 2019-09-28 01:26:10 Quote

  • Well for the fact that you knew you were not supposed to bring visitors in to the compound then the landlord has no choice but to abide by his rule unless your friend will beg for forgiveness and promise to leave the compound to a hotel or any other friends place.

    - Muorah Kelvin - 2019-09-28 07:35:35 Quote

  • From my own understanding,no constitution in Nigeria  stipulates  that on no account should a tenant bring in visitors but a landlord have his rules and regulation.If your landlord told you that no visitors before you parked in then you are to be blamed but if not don't mind the threat of your landlord.

    - Santos Frankfurt - 2019-09-28 07:59:53 Quote

  • If he didn't say that from the onset of my packing into his house, its not an issue. I paid for the house and I'm accommodating a friend for while. It's not his business. And if he wants me to pack out, I'll take him to court so I can be given a good time to get a new apartment.

    - Godson Omejua - 2019-09-28 08:24:48 Quote

  • As long as there is no initial agreement which states you shouldn't bring visitor to sleepover, and most case, when such agreement are in place what you should do is talk it over with the landlord and explain the emergency involved and make him see reason why he need to grant approval for your visitor to sleepover, but in case there was no such agreement, I take it as bullying and I advice you talk to a lawyer immediately.

    - Christian James Unya - 2019-09-28 12:19:25 Quote

  • I believe they we're terms and conditions, keyed down rules and regulations you agreed to as a new tenant before coming into the house, if that was one of them then you are at fault then do as the landlord asked, but if not my brother complete your stay or he gives you back you money, 

    Every human dose and don'ts likes and dislikes maybe that part of his. 

    - Mercy Nwaimo - 2019-09-28 15:12:52 Quote

  • Really I don't get this decision of some landlords trying to tell their Tenants how to live inside the house they rented with their own money for God's sake they have paid for it for a duration and legally it's theirs to enjoy. 

    Just take your friend to him and explain things to him I believe he is human that he will understand and as well make him understand that your friend ain't staying forever and soon he will go if possible give him a date that your friend will leave.

    - TOCHUKWU KINGSLEY OKOYE - 2019-09-28 15:34:37 Quote

  • To start with your landlord's decision is very annoying and uncalled for as the apartment belongs to whoever rented up until when the rent expires. If you were aware of this rule by your landlord before your friend came then you just broke the law. What you have to do now is to  beg your landlord for allowance or forgiveness as the case may be.

    - Ndukwe Ikechukwu - 2019-09-28 16:09:53 Quote

  • I don't tink you should pack out just like that. There should be a law about quick notice, like maybe few weeks or month to pack out. But I tell you that you'll eventually pack because it's his house and he can decide to rent it or not as long as he doesn't even owe you.

    - Oluwadamilola Adeniyi - 2019-09-28 16:15:05 Quote

  • Before u take any step against your landlord, check the terms and conditions that your landlord gave you when you got his house but if it ia not there, you have to agree to what he said you should do. 

    - Akinmoyede Bolanle - 2019-09-28 16:30:17 Quote

  • My advice is that if he has given you the instruction before you should go and beg him first because some landlord are like that, they don't like visitors sleeping over night with their tenants and if he didn't accept your apology don't leave the house and make sure you get a lawyer yo help you

    - Ayodele Blessing - 2019-09-28 17:43:23 Quote

  • So because am living in his house I should not invite my family member to my house for one week Abi

    That rule is toouch

    Show him small pepper abeg

    After staying for the year you paid for,  allow him to give you extra 6 months quit notice and from that 6 month you will turn turn him and still live for free for more one year before packing  out

    But if he insist you park out immidiatly my dear tell him to give you money for another apartment that you don't have money

    Even if he take you to court that should be you point 

    - Patrick Juliet - 2019-09-28 17:43:52 Quote

  • I think he is right in his decision, tenants should report visitors so that the landlord be aware of who came in and who moves out for security reasons, visitors book should be made available to checkmate movement of visitors to avoid armed robbery attack

    - Ukora Kenechukwu - 2019-09-28 17:51:51 Quote

  • I had been in this similar jeopardy from my Landlady, I tried all could to convince her that I can't sent my own friend away on the ground of no offense. If she doesn't want anyone to visit me shouldn't be visit me should be applicable in emergency like this, sending my friend away because of my landlady not my wife.  I told her that if she can't bear me for two weeks or month either she sue me to court or refund me my money completely both the agreement and commission so I can get another apartment to accommodate my friend. I waited her to sue me or reimburse me none of the two came forth so I believed she had succumbed.  

    - Ogbonna Sylvester - 2019-09-28 18:07:40 Quote

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