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…

Land verification issues in Lagos

PROPERTY OWNERSHIP VERIFICATION ISSUES IN LAGOS STATE

People often ask me to use the coordinates picked on a property they are interested in to verify the true owner at Alausa. They are always surprised and disappointed when I say I can’t verify the ownership of a property at Alausa except the property has a registered deed/existing title. The truth is, in most cases, if you take the coordinates of a land to…

Village Excision Issue

WHEN WILL LAGOS STATE GOVERNMENT RESUME GRANTING OF EXCISIONS?

I am beginning to wonder when Lagos State will resume granting excisions to villages in the Ibeju-Lekki/Epe axis so that their lands can have more value and can attract reputable investors. The most recent gazette I have seen were issued in 2012. For years now, through the help of real estate companies and land title sponsors, a lot of villages/communities have submitted applications for excision…

Site Survey at Imota, Ikorodu

WOES OF ACQUIRING LAND IN LAGOS STATE – OMONILE ISSUES

Over the years I have seen and heard stories of people who struggled to acquire land, acquired land and struggled to keep it, acquired land and lost it, acquired land and never set eyes on it. The stories are just too many. Investing in real estate is usually straight forward but in Lagos, sometimes, it can be unnecessarily difficult. You need to investigate, use professionals…

Land for Sale

Investing in Ibeju-Lekki, Lagos

Investing in Ibeju-Lekki is a no-brainer.  When you consider the Lagos State master plan and the on-going developments in the area, you just know that owning a portion of Ibeju-Lekki is a must. It is the second largest local government in Lagos state and it borders the Atlantic Ocean. The opportunities it presents are numerous.  By the time the Dangote refinery,  Lekki Free Trade Zone,…

Consider buying half plot of land in Lagos?

We went to a site in Ikate, Lekki recently and on this land, the developer built three sweet 4-bedroom duplexes with parking space on 40mx20m (800 square meters) of land. So I began to ask myself, why do some clients always insist on buying 1 full plot? When buying land, must you buy one full plot? I don’t think so. What should determine the size…

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.…

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.