Importance of a Deed of Gift

This year we have had 2 clients who needed a signed Deed of Gift but didn’t have one. The father of our first client was a politician. He had a big parcel of land somewhere in Alimosho but he died unexpectedly and didn’t leave any land document with his lawyer or any of his children. The good thing is that the children are not fighting…

Right of Ways and Setbacks for Proper Building Planning

Right of Way and Setback knowledge are important to avoid building illegal structures (structures that don’t conform with urban planning rules) . According to the Ministry of Physical Planning website, a setback is the distance to be observed between the building line and property boundary, water bodies, right of ways of infrastructure facilities and utilities. Below are the setbacks for the different right of ways.…

TIPS ON CHOOSING A PROFESSIONAL LAND SURVEYOR IN NIGERIA

A Professional Land Surveyor renders a highly technical service in compliance with applicable laws, regulations, codes and court decisions set forth by the Surveyors Council of Nigeria (SURCON). Because of the special skills and complexities involved in surveying land, the government of Nigeria via its various agencies limits the practice to only those surveyors duly registered by the Surveyors Council of Nigeria (SURCON). In order…

Land Banking with Wisdom

If you are doing Land Banking, please do it with wisdom. Land Banking is not just about buying a big parcel of land, waiting for some years for the value to appreciate and selling it. The success of land banking depends a lot on what you do during the “waiting period”. During this period, you need to monitor your land. Asking someone living in the…

2019 NIS AGM AWKA

We were present at the just concluded 2019 Nigeria Institution of Surveyors Annual General Meeting held at Amazon Event Center, Awka, Anambra State. The AGM lasted for one week (June 17th – 21st) and Surveyors from all over the country were in attendance. Important issues affecting the survey profession were deliberated on, technical papers were presented, new instruments were exhibited and there was plenty of…

BEFORE BUYING LAND WITH C OF O, CHECK THE SURVEY PLAN

BEFORE BUYING LAND WITH C OF O, CHECK THE SURVEY PLAN When acquiring a property, it is always important to know if the property has a Certificate of Occupancy (C of O) or some other title. But it is more important to know if the C of O is defective. It is not uncommon for errors to be made during land title preparation. One thing…

How To Get Street Named After You In Lagos

If you dream of having a street in Lagos state named after you, this is for you. Street naming is handled by local government offices in the state. Below are the requirements 1)Photocopy of Land Receipt 2)Photocopy of Certificate of Occupancy 3)Photocopy of Survey Plan 4)Original Letter from Baale in Council/Land Owners/Letter of Allocation 5)Photocopy of current tax clearance 6)2 Passport Photographs 7)Application Letter to…

Drone Survey in Lagos

Drone surveys are good for capturing aerial views of properties and construction sites. The difference between a Drone Survey and Drone Photography is that in a Drone Survey, the dimensions of all the features on the photographs are to scale and correct. This means you can measure the length, area and volumes of features in the photographs.They are not just photographs. Please share:

Benefits of Buying Land Free from Government Acquisition in Lagos

In most places in Lagos state, lands that are FREE from government acquisition are more expensive that those that fall within government acquisition. This is because lands free from government acquisition have several benefits. They include: You can do a registered survey plan of the land. With the registered survey plan, you can process title documents such as Certificate of Occupancy (C of O), Governors…

After Buying Land, Take Physical Possession Quickly

The most important step after buying land is taking physical possession. Possession Taking is necessary to secure your investment. When planning to buy land, it is important to factor in the cost of taking physical possession of the land. So, for example, you have N5m to invest in property and you choose to buy a land, it may not be wise to use the entire…