How much for Registered Survey?

A lot of times when we receive calls from potential clients, the only question they ask is “How much for Registered Survey in….?”. It is understandable that, considering the cost of survey in Lagos and Ogun, most of them want to know how much a Registered Survey will cost but the truth is it is not the most important question. The important question they should…

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…

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…

Difference between Excision File Number and Gazette Number

In recent times we have been contacted by some of our clients who are in the process of purchasing land from real estate companies to help them verify the excision number of the land they intend to buy. Most times these real estate companies in Lagos don’t have an approved excision for their land yet so what they have is an Excision File Number NOT…

Why some dubious Omoniles insist on using their own Land Surveyor

If you want to buy a land and the land owner (Omonile) is insisting on you using their own family surveyor to survey the land, please be wary. It is becoming a trend with Omoniles in Lagos State –especially those lands owned by families. This is different from housing estates which already have a registered survey layout and insist on using their in-house surveyor for…

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…

Easter and Cheap Lands

Easter is coming soon and some real estate companies are selling “cheap” lands with incentives like free bags of rice, ram, oil etc. Dont be cajoled by these companies. A bag of rice is NOT your problem. What you want is a sure investment. Most cheap lands don’t have any Title. If you are going to buy a cheap land, do some investigation and be…

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…

Ibeju Lekki Land

These days it seems almost every real estate agent is selling land in Ibeju-Lekki. Everybody wants land in Ibeju-Lekki because of its investment potential considering the massive projects ongoing (e.g Dangote Refinery) and those already in the pipeline. Most of the agents don’t even know if the Ibeju-Lekki land they are marketing has good title or not. They don’t know that a large chunk of…