A Record Copy (also referred to as Red Copy) is a copy of the original survey carried out by a Registered Surveyor which is lodged in the Cadastral Records department of the Office of the Surveyor General of the State.
The Record Copy is very important because it is required during the processing of any land title. In fact, a survey is not complete until the record copy is lodged.
An evidence of lodgment is usually given to the surveyor after successful lodgment of the record copy.
The time required to lodge a Record Copy depends on the state where the survey was carried out. For a survey carried out by a Registered Surveyor in Lagos state, lodgment of record copy should not take more than 2 months after submission.
It is very important for clients to demand for the evidence from the surveyor so that they don’t have issues during the processing of title because it was not lodged.