Survey Plan

AVOID BACKDATED SURVEY PLANS

Recently, I have been getting enquires about backdated survey plans and I don’t understand why. People call to find out about the cost of survey and after I tell them the cost, the next question is, “how much for the backdated one?”. If you are negotiating with a surveyor and he says there are two types of survey; current survey and backdated survey please hang…

Red copy confusion

RED COPY CONFUSION

Too many enquiries about red copy these days from people who want to survey their property. There is nothing like red copy. There is no red document anywhere in Alausa! Red copy is simply the short form of Record Copy. Record copy is simply a record of the survey plan which is lodged at the office of the Surveyor General of the state. In Lagos…

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…

TIPS ON CHOOSING A PROFESSIONAL LAND SURVEYOR IN NIGERIA

A Professional Land Surveyor renders a highly technical service in compliance with applicable laws, regulations, codes and court decisions set forth by the Surveyors Council of Nigeria (SURCON). Because of the special skills and complexities involved in surveying land, the government of Nigeria via its various agencies limits the practice to only those surveyors duly registered by the Surveyors Council of Nigeria (SURCON). In order…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…