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…

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…

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 Charting Land Ownership Investigation 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 **PS**Use…

Too many Government Acquired and Committed Lands in Lagos

So many lands in Lagos state are under government acquisition or committed. Now and again we read reports about the housing deficit in Lagos state. Some reports claim we need about 1 -3 million housing units to solve the housing shortage problem. In spite of this, the government keeps holding on to a lot of lands. For example, a large chunk of Ibeju-Lekki is either…

What is a Deed of Rectification?

How to Correct Mistakes on a Land Title Document I attended a real estate event (Property Ownership Workshop-POW) last Saturday and it was awesome. During one of the plenary sessions, someone asked a question which had to do with obtaining a Deed of Rectification and I quickly noticed most people there didn’t know anything about it. Simply put, a Deed of Rectification is a deed…

Required Documents for Processing of Development Permit in Lagos State

Listed below are the requirements for obtaining a building approval in Lagos State. 1)Proof of Land Ownership such as Purchase Receipt with Stamp Duty, duly – executed Deeds along with other Statutory Documents; 2) Survey Plan 3) 5 sets of Architectural Drawings 4) 5 sets of Structural Drawings 5) 5 sets of Mechanical Drawings (commercial building) 6) 5 sets of Electrical Drawings (commercial building) 7)…

Land Investment Mistake to Avoid (Part 1)

PLEASE AVOID THIS LAND INVESTMENT MISTAKE A real estate surveyor friend of mine called me concerning a client of his who has about 2 hectares of land in Ogun state. This man bought the land, obtained a C of O (Certificate of Occupancy), and didn’t bother visiting the land for more than 10 years. His plan was to buy, keep it for some years and…

4 Basic Checks Before Paying For Land in Lagos

Buying land is often a major investment and it is important to make sure you do some checks to avoid loss of capital. There are four basic checks you can do before your final decision to acquire land. They are: 1) Verify that the land is free from government acquisition. 2) Verify that the seller is the true owner and if not that he has…