CDHR Decries Absence Of Rent Tribunal In Osun, Calls For Reactivation

CDHR Decries Absence Of Rent Tribunal In Osun, Calls For Reactivation
  • PublishedDecember 1, 2023

THE Committee for the Defence of Human Rights, CDHR, Osun State Chapter, has decried absence of a functioning rent tribunal in the state, stating that it has resulted to adverse consequences for landlords and tenants.

CDHR, in a letter directed to Governor Ademola Adeleke, on Thursday, called on the state government to urgently reactivate the Rent Tribunal in the state.

According to the human right group, reactivation of the rent tribunal would alleviate the burden on the judicial system and also promote fair and transparent environment for addressing tenancy related issues.

The group also stated that the state’s Internally Generated Revenue will be increased in the process.

CDHR noted that there have been upsurge in unresolved rent related issues in the state, lamenting that government resources’ had been wasted in the area of payment of salaries to redundant staff of the tribunal.

The letter which was signed by the state Chairman of CDHR, Comrade Emmanuel Olowu, reads in part: “We are writing to bring to your attention a matter of significant concern regarding the the Rent Tribunal in Osun State, which has been inactive for over a year.

“The absence of a functioning Rent Tribunal has resulted into adverse consequences for landlords, tenants and the state.

“The closure of the Rent Tribunal has left numerous citizens without a proper avenue to address and resolve tenancy-related disputes.

“This vacuum has given rise to increased tensions and conflicts between landlords and tenants, as well as a surge in unresolved rental issues.

“We therefore want you to know that the negative impacts of this closure extend beyond individual disputes, affecting the overall stability of the rental market in Osun State.

“Without a dedicated forum for dispute resolution, both landlords and tenants face challenges in navigating legal complexities, resulting in a strained and unbalanced rental ecosystem.”

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