The city administration of Addis Ababa has issued a prohibition on rent increases by landlords until July 8, 2023. This decision comes in response to some property owners violating a previous March 2023 decision and using the roof and wall tax as a pretext for raising rents. The objective is to safeguard residents by preventing arbitrary rent hikes or tenant evictions until the end of June 2023. The city administration has sternly advised landlords to adhere to this ruling and refrain from increasing rent prices or evicting tenants until the specified deadline. This measure follows a previous ban implemented in March 2023, aimed at stabilizing housing costs amidst the city’s ongoing economic challenges triggered by rampant inflation.