Land Survey Lekki

CONSTRUCTION IN LAGOS NOT SLOWING DOWN DESPITE PANDEMIC

We did a survey job off Orchid road last month and while we were at the site, we noticed that on our Google Earth background map, there were no buildings but around us, there were buildings everywhere. We were surprised and decided to check the date the Google satellite image was taken. We were shocked to see the image was only a year old. Then…

BUSH LAND LAGOS

LIST OF “OMONILE” TRICKS YOU SHOULD KNOW – PART 1

Recently, we had a few people who acquired their land directly from omonile (family land owners) and this tricks list was created as a result of their “unnecessary” challenges. They tell you to ask your surveyor to carve out your land Don’t do this. Ensure they use their own surveyor to carve out the land for you after which your surveyor will confirm the area…

OTIC Surveys

TOP SURVEYING FIRMS IN NIGERIA

In every profession, there are a few companies that stand out. These are the companies that have provided nothing short of great service to their clients for years. These companies help solve the problems of their clients and in return their clients reward them with word of mouth marketing, referrals and more jobs. Providing excellent service all the time isn’t easy and that’s why in…

Iberekodo Excision Boundary

CHECK THE BOUNDARY OF THAT CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY/GOVERNOR’S CONSENT/GAZETTE BEFORE YOU PAY FOR THE PROPERTY

It is important to buy properties that have an existing title or at least properties for which you can obtain title easily. Lands with title are usually more expensive than those without title and that’s why you will see a land in Ibeju-Lekki selling for N1.2m/plot and another land less than 500 meters away from it is selling for N7m/plot. The difference is because of…

BARE LAND

LAND BELONGS TO GOD……….AND THE GOVERNMENT

Recently, I had a conversion with a lady who’s into real estate sales and I found myself trying to explain to her that in Nigeria, by law, all land belongs to the government. She was surprised and said, “that may be true in Lagos but it’s not so in Portharcout. I have done deals in Portharcourt that had nothing to do with the government”. The…

Certificate of Occupancy

Requirements for Regularization of Title on Federal Government Grant in Lagos state

If your property falls under federal government acquisition and you want to get a C of O from Lagos State through regularization, these are the requirements. Please note that not all federal government lands can be regularized like this so you need to find out for your area first. 1 Formal letter addressed to the Executive Secretary, Land Use and Allocation Committee Block 12 Room…

Real Estate Sponsorship

HOW TO ACQUIRE LAND IN BULK WITHOUT PAYING FOR IT

Believe it or not, a lot of real estate companies selling land in Nigeria acquired their lands from families without paying for the land. Yes, they did not pay for the land! Instead, they paid for something that the family wanted and in return, the family gave them land. This method of land acquisition is generally called Sponsorship and in most times, it is far…

Lessons Learned as a Professional

10 LESSONS LEARNED

Since today is 10/10/2020, I decided to pen down 10 lessons I have learned so far as a Surveyor and Professional. 1) Relationships matter – a lot. And If you don’t stay in touch with people, they may not remember you when they need your services2) Always try to put the client’s interest ahead of your own.3) Do all you can to satisfy a SERIOUS…