Benefits of Using Drones in Construction

There are many construction sites in Lagos that can benefit from the use of drones to capture images of the site and the progress of the construction work. Some benefits of drone images: 1) Drone images help during construction planning. They give a wider view and better perspective of the construction environment which can really help in boosting efficiency in logistics during construction 2) Drone…

Requirements for Granting of Village Excision in Lagos

If you are planning on applying for excision in Lagos state, here are the requirements. 1) Application letter by the intending villagers or community on letterhead paper, addressed to the Permanent Secretary, Lands Bureau. 2) Sunprint perimeter survey plan of the land requested for excision 3) Brief profile/history of the village/community containing: a)Name of Oba/Baale or community head b)Population c)Occupation of inhabitants 4)Locaton sketch of…

Land Ratification or Regularization In Lagos State

Land Regularization (also known as Ratification) is carried out when an individual or corporate entity acquires land that belongs to the government. However, not all government lands can be regularized. Any land that will be regularized must not fall within a government committed area and it must confirm to the state’s urban planning regulations. Regularization entails buying the land “properly” from the government. It is…

Drone Aerial Images for Real Estate Marketing

WHAT IS AN AERIAL IMAGE/PHOTO? Simply put, an aerial image is an image/photo taken from an elevated/above ground position. In the past, such aerial photos could only be obtained by the use of expensive methods (helicopters or aircrafts). Only a few big companies could afford to acquire aerial photos as costs were quite expensive for most real estate professionals. However, drones have made it very…

Step by Step Process for Acquiring Land and Gettting Your C of O in Lagos

Steps to follow if you want to acquire land and obtain a C of O or Governor’s Consent in Lagos. Land Search Land Ownership Investigation Charting Acquisition of land Land Survey (Registered Surveyor) Preparation of Deed of Assignment by your lawyer Lodgment of Record Copy of Survey Application for Land Information Certificate Purchase of form and application for Certificate of Occcupancy / Governor’s Consent

Why You Should Always Use Professionals when Building or Acquiring a Property

In the process of building or acquiring a property, one of the most important decisions you can make is to use professionals. The primary reason is because professionals help you avoid unnecessary mistakes. There are many things professionals in the built/real estate industry will do for you but let’s look at a few. If you use a professional land surveyor, he will help you avoid…

Local government areas and Local council development areas in Lagos

There are 20 local government areas (LGA) and 57 local council development(LCDA) areas in Lagos State. In Lagos, the cost of survey varies according to location. There are three zones in Lagos. They are Zone A, B and C. Local government areas(LGAs) under Zone A are Eti-Osa, Lagos Island, Ikeja, and Apapa . LGAs under Zone B are Agege, Alimosho, Amuwo-Odofin, Ibeju-Lekki, Ifako-Ijaiye, Kosofe, Lagos…

Difference between Excision File Number and Gazette Number

In recent times we have been contacted by some of our clients who are in the process of purchasing land from real estate companies to help them verify the excision number of the land they intend to buy. Most times these real estate companies in Lagos don’t have an approved excision for their land yet so what they have is an Excision File Number NOT…

Fair Market Value of Lagos Lands and Buildings

In Lagos State, the valuation of landed property for the determination of tax and other charges payable is by reference to the statement of Fair Market Value(FMV). The Fair Market Value(FMV) is determined by relevant professionals, adapted by the state government and published from time to time in the Official Government Gazette. You can purchase a copy of the gazette at Room 15 at the…