Landlords and renters have suffered due to the lack of a functional rent tribunal, according to the Osun State Chapter of the Committee for the Defense of Human Rights (CDHR).

It strongly suggested that the Osun State Rent Tribunal, which hasn’t met in over a year, be revived immediately by the state administration.

Emmanuel Olowu, Chairman of the Osun CDHR, said in a letter that he hoped would encourage an atmosphere of fairness and transparency in the resolution of tenancy-related disputes and ease the strain on the court system.

Furthermore, it was mentioned that the process will lead to an increase in the state’s internally generated revenue.

He went on to say that there had been an uptick in unpaid rent, that the state had squandered money on wages for unnecessary tribunal employees, and that the government had cut down on its own revenue generation.

An important issue concerning the inactivity of the Rent Tribunal in Osun State for more than a year has been brought to our notice in this letter.

Everyone from landlords to tenants to the state as a whole has felt the pinch due to the non-existence of a functional Rent Tribunal.

After the Rent Tribunal closed, many people no longer had a way to get their tenancy problems resolved.

There has been an upsurge in unresolved rental disputes and heightened hostility between landlords and tenants as a result of this void.

Consequently, we feel it is important for you to understand that this shutdown would have far-reaching consequences for the stability of Osun State’s rental market, going beyond any one issue.

“A strained and imbalanced rental ecosystem” is the consequence of “landlords and tenants facing challenges in navigating legal complexities without a dedicated forum for dispute resolution.”

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