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Fijian Competition and Consumer Commission Warns Tenants

“I urge landlords to consider these hard times and show solidarity with our fellow Fijians and empower them during these hard times, making recovery easier for all parties,” Mr Abraham said.
29 Apr 2020 10:55
Fijian Competition and Consumer Commission Warns Tenants
For Rent

Tenants could land themselves in trouble if they are lying to landlords that they have been affected by the economic implications of COVID-19, said the Fijian Competition and Consumer Commission (FCCC).

Both tenants and landlords have raised issues with the FCCC.

FCCC chief executive officer Joel Abraham said tenancy was governed through a private contract between landlords and tenants.

He urged landlords to negotiate agreeable terms with their tenants and resolve those issues and avoid future problems.

“I urge landlords to consider these hard times and show solidarity with our fellow Fijians and empower them during these hard times, making recovery easier for all parties,” Mr Abraham said.

Tenants are being urged to talk and negotiate with landlords

FCC has assured that they will investigate claims of dubious tenants.

“It must be very clear that no landlord should use this time to evict tenants unlawfully. The law is very clear that for evictions a court order is required,” Mr Abraham said.

Edited by Ivamere Nataro

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