How do you hike rent with this harsh economy?
Residents of Eastleigh estate, Nairobi have express their disgrace with the land lords after hiking and charging unreasonably exorbitant rent without involving them.
I don't normally post anything even remotely political here, bt tiz s an issue that's deeply important to me. Eastleigh unlawfully rent increased by pirate owned houses without due process.Our leaders shld cme 4 our rescue now. @MikeSonko @Asmali77 @MPyusufhassan @ahmednasirlaw pic.twitter.com/u7zI24YeWX
— NORTHERN BRIGADE (@mahatmali99) November 3, 2018
On Saturday, November 3, a notice on rent increment was plastered in one apartment reminding tenants to take note of the changes in which those living in one- bedroomed house will have to pay KSh 23,000 from KSh 18,000 while two -bedroomed will have to cough Ksh 50,000 or ship out.
The tenants are mostly from middle class and low income earners are accusing the greedy landlords of driving the poor out of Eastleigh and are now demanding something should be done on the increment.
However lawyer Ahmednasir Abdullahi has advised those who are unable to pay should quietly move out.
“A rent equilibrium is reached when the minds of the landlord and tenant meet. No third party has any role to play. But If Eastleigh has become expensive, move further to the East,” he tweeted.
Rent is subject to market forces in a free enterprise model like Kenya. A rent equilibrium is reached when the minds of the landlord and tenant meet. No 3rd party has any role to play..But If Eastleigh has become expensive…move further to the East…@Asmali77 https://t.co/vOGZlNBT8i
— Ahmednasir Abdullahi SC (@ahmednasirlaw) November 3, 2018
Lawyer Ahmed Mohamed has promised to look into the matter and find a permanent situation.
This is something that has been brought to my attention on several occasions by Eastleigh residents especially college & university students & low income earners. It’s something that I will raise with the relevant agencies and our able Kamukunji @MPyusufhassan. https://t.co/ukC5dDHbst
— Ahmed Mohamed ((ASMALi)) (@Asmali77) November 3, 2018