Man rents N2.8m Lekki apartment only to discover the service charge is N2.1m

Nigerian media personality, Harri Obi has lamented bitterly after he paid for an apartment in Lekki, Lagos state without looking carefully at the rent agreement.

He said that he saw the advert for a house he liked the rent was N2.8 million, so he hurriedly make payment to secure the place before someone else does, however what he did not know was the the service charge was almost the same as the rent.

Harri, who cried out on Twitter said he discovered later that the owners fixed service charge for the apartment at N2.1 million.

The marketing manager gave a sketchy break down of the utility bills and all the other things he would have to pay for, which amounted to over N7 million.

He wrote; “Saw a rent of N2.8m, and I rushed to pay. Only to find out later that the service charge for the year without electricity expenses is N2.1m.

Lagos real estate companies 1 VS Harri 0.

Light consumption is N305/KW. As a remote worker who will be mostly at home and has a chandelier 86 inches TV, and other high-consuming electrical appliances, my electricity bill will amount to about N300k/month, N200k if I invest in an inverter.

From thinking I’ll pay N2.8m rent in Lekki to paying N7.3m is wild. Can’t even ask for a refund because I have started furnishing and doing other things. Furnishing will take another N10m. I was wondering why they had a handful of celebrity tenants here. E don clear now.”

In other news, a Nigerian lady has taken to social media to cry out for advise after her fiance broke up with her following a suggestion she gave that he was not comfortable with.

She said they were preparing for introduction and she recommended he rents a Venza which he will drive to see her parents for the rites.

According to the 26-year-old woman, he has a Toyota Matrix but she does not like the car so she she thought that he would have made more money and bought a new one before the D-Day.

That did not happen so she decided to rent the Venza at N100k charge for 24 hours on his behalf without first informing him.

She made a down payment from the money he gave her to prepare the food for the introduction and when she informed him of what she did with the cash he was unhappy.

He ended the relationship by sending her a message which read; I am done, however, the lady was confused as to whether she did something wrong.

She wrote; “I want to know if it’s wrong to ask my fiancée to rent a car before coming for my introduction. He has a car but it’s Toyota matrix. He gave me but I didn’t collect it cos I don’t like it. I thought he was going to hustle to get us a new one before the intro. He is working, So i made inquiries for (rental) Venza.

It’s 100k for 24hrs which is a bit reasonable. already made deposit from the money he gave me for cooking of food for intro and my clothes. He sent this “I am done” is this how men make hasty decisions? I am 26 years old, waiting for service.”