Landlords in Nigeria

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Landlords in Nigeria

Landlords in Nigeria are arguably the most interesting characters in the subconscious of the average Nigerian Tenant.

In this article, we take a critical look at 10 different types of Nigerian Landlords that besiege us.


For Nigerian Landlords, there is the good, the bad and the ugly side to them. Landlords in Nigeria come in different flavours or would it be fair to say ‘bitter pills’?

Am not sure there are many tenants who would have something pleasant to say about their Landlords but one way or the other we would try to find a middle ground.

Truth be told, most of us speak ill of our landlords like we do not aspire to be landlords someday.

And I want to believe no one wants to remain a tenant for the rest of their lives, or are there exceptions?

It is so easy to castigate Nigerian Landlords who own residential rental property for the mismanagement of their properties and insensitivity towards the plight of their tenants, but do we sometimes try to put ourselves in their shoes?

More often than not, tenants and landlords want a well-maintained property that is well secured.

No landlord will want to run a business with no return on investment.

Hence they do what they deem fit to ensure that the property fetches them income, even if it is at the detriment of the tenants on the property.

That said, it still doesn’t change the fact that some landlords are the architects of the misfortune that befalls them.

Some Landlords are simply Jack asses! And very few are angels.

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