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 Please…

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…

How to Verify a Land Surveyor is Registered

If you would like to verify if a land surveyor is registered or not, the surest way is to contact the Nigeria Institution of Surveyors(NIS) of the state. All registered surveyors are members of the state chapter of NIS in which they practice. For Lagos State, contact Nigeria Institution of Surveyors, Lagos State Assbifi road, (Opposite Ikeja City Mall/Shoprite Bus stop) Block H, Plot B,…

Everything you need to know about Lagos Building Approval/Planning Permit

Everything you need to know about building plan approval/planning permit in Lagos State can be found in the FAQ(Frequently Asked Questions) section of the website of the Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development. https://physicalplanning.lg.gov.ng/how-do-i/faqs-permit-authority/ Please share:

Physical Planning Permit / Building Approval Offices in Lagos

List of planning permit offices in Lagos state where you can process your building approval permit. The Lagos State’s six- month grace period to allow owners and developers, with existing developments or those wishing to commence construction but are yet to perfect their land title, obtain Planning Permits/Approvals, without penalty is still open till Aug 31, 2018. 1 Agbado/Ipaja – Jakande Housing Estate Beside LBIC,…

Why some dubious Omoniles insist on using their own Land Surveyor

If you want to buy a land and the land owner (Omonile) is insisting on you using their own family surveyor to survey the land, please be wary. It is becoming a trend with Omoniles in Lagos State –especially those lands owned by families. This is different from housing estates which already have a registered survey layout and insist on using their in-house surveyor for…