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LAND SURVEYORS CAN HELP REDUCE BUILDING COLLAPSE IN NIGERIA

Two recent stories in the Punch Nigeria newspaper show that building collapse is still rife in the country. According to the first story, Nigeria recorded a total of 43 building collapse cases in 2019. This is quite high. Despite the efforts being made by the government to curb this menace, the number of building collapse cases hasn’t reduced. In the second story, the National Assembly…

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…

Don’t be Penny Wise & Pound Foolish in Land Matters

Buying land in Lagos can be tricky. It is very important to involve someone very knowledgeable. Consult your registered land surveyor and your lawyer before buying land. They are the two most important professionals you will need at the beginning. The surveyor will check if your land is situated in a location that confirms with physical planning rules (e.g. not too close to high tension)…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

Physical Planning Permit / Building Approval Offices in Lagos

List of planning permit offices in Lagos state where you can process your building approval permit. The Lagos State’s six- month grace period to allow owners and developers, with existing developments or those wishing to commence construction but are yet to perfect their land title, obtain Planning Permits/Approvals, without penalty is still open till Aug 31, 2018. 1 Agbado/Ipaja – Jakande Housing Estate Beside LBIC,…

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…