The Committee for the Defence of Human Rights, CDHR, Osun State Chapter, has postulated that the absence of a functioning rent tribunal has resulted in adverse consequences for landlords and tenants.
It urged the state government to consider the urgent reestablishment of the Rent Tribunal in Osun State which has been inactive for over a year.
In a letter, which was signed by the Osun CDHR Chairman, Emmanuel Olowu, he maintained that the prompt attention to the matter would alleviate the burden on the judicial system and also promote a fair and transparent environment for addressing tenancy related issues.
It also stated that the state’s internally generated revenue will be increased in the process.
CDHR further stated stated that a surge in unresolved rental issues had also been recorded, adding that state government resources’ had been wasted in the area of payment of salaries to redundant staff of the tribunal and reduction of internally generated revenue.
According to the letter, “We are writing to bring to your attention a matter of significant concern regarding the closure of the Rent Tribunal in Osun State, which has been inactive for over a year.
The absence of a functioning Rent Tribunal has resulted in 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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