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…

List of Registered Surveyors in Lagos State

A Registered Surveyor in Nigeria is licensed to practice anywhere within the Federal Republic of Nigeria. As at today, there are over 400 Registered and Practicing Surveyors in Lagos. Some surveyors are registered but they are not private practitioners. Some non-practicing surveyors work for private organizations as their in-house surveyor, some work for the state and federal government and the rest work outside the core…

Benefits of Using Drones in Construction

There are many construction sites in Lagos that can benefit from the use of drones to capture images of the site and the progress of the construction work. Some benefits of drone images: 1) Drone images help during construction planning. They give a wider view and better perspective of the construction environment which can really help in boosting efficiency in logistics during construction 2) Drone…

Requirements for Granting of Village Excision in Lagos

If you are planning on applying for excision in Lagos state, here are the requirements. 1) Application letter by the intending villagers or community on letterhead paper, addressed to the Permanent Secretary, Lands Bureau. 2) Sunprint perimeter survey plan of the land requested for excision 3) Brief profile/history of the village/community containing: a)Name of Oba/Baale or community head b)Population c)Occupation of inhabitants 4)Locaton sketch of…

Land Ratification or Regularization In Lagos State

Land Regularization (also known as Ratification) is carried out when an individual or corporate entity acquires land that belongs to the government. However, not all government lands can be regularized. Any land that will be regularized must not fall within a government committed area and it must confirm to the state’s urban planning regulations. Regularization entails buying the land “properly” from the government. It is…

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…

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,…