Law to protect tenants from arbitrary rent increase
10 May 2012, 10:43
Nairobi - If the Landlord and Tenant Bill is passed into law, landlords, especially within urban areas, will soon be forced to get a permit from relevant authorities before they hike house rent.
Housing Minister Soita Shitanda told Capital News that the Bill, which is yet to be discussed by the Cabinet, will ensure that landlords give tangible reasons for increasing house rent.
The minister added that this is aimed at cushioning Kenyans from exploitation by property owners; meanwhile tenants have to give a notice of three months before vacating any house.
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