The procedure for the recovery of premises is generally regulated by statute. In the absence of any separate agreement with respect to period of notice to be given to a tenant, a landlord is expected to comply with the provisions of the Lagos State Tenancy Law especially in terms of notice before he can recover his premises from a tenant, and going contrary implies that such eviction is invalid. In Lagos State, the following laws govern recovery of premises:
- Lagos State Tenancy Law 2011;
- Rent Control and Recovery of Residential Premises Edict No. 6, 1997 of Lagos State;
- Recovery of Premises Law, Cap. 118, Laws of Lagos State 1973; and
- Magistrate Court Law, Laws of Lagos State 2009.