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…

Everything you need to know about Lagos Building Approval/Planning Permit

Everything you need to know about building plan approval/planning permit in Lagos State can be found in the FAQ(Frequently Asked Questions) section of the website of the Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development. https://physicalplanning.lg.gov.ng/how-do-i/faqs-permit-authority/

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…

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…

Required Documents for Processing of Development Permit in Lagos State

Listed below are the requirements for obtaining a building approval in Lagos State. 1)Proof of Land Ownership such as Purchase Receipt with Stamp Duty, duly – executed Deeds along with other Statutory Documents; 2) Survey Plan 3) 5 sets of Architectural Drawings 4) 5 sets of Structural Drawings 5) 5 sets of Mechanical Drawings (commercial building) 6) 5 sets of Electrical Drawings (commercial building) 7)…

Land Investment Mistake to Avoid (Part 1)

PLEASE AVOID THIS LAND INVESTMENT MISTAKE A real estate surveyor friend of mine called me concerning a client of his who has about 2 hectares of land in Ogun state. This man bought the land, obtained a C of O (Certificate of Occupancy), and didn’t bother visiting the land for more than 10 years. His plan was to buy, keep it for some years and…

How to Verify Red Copy of Survey Plan in Lagos was Lodged

If you are buying land for the first time in Lagos and you hire a land surveyor in Lagos to survey the land for you and prepare a survey plan, it is important to note that the job of the land surveyor is not complete even after he has delivered the survey plan to you. The land surveyor is supposed to register the survey in…

How to Obtain Land Excision in Lagos

Steps to follow to obtain land excision in Lagos state 1        Submission of application letter with attached documents. Attached documents include I Application letter by the intending villagers/settlers or community on letter head, addressed to the Permanent Secretary, Lands Bureau. II Sunprint perimeter survey plan of the land requested for excision. III Brief profile/history of the village/settlement/containing: A The name of the Oba/ Baale or…

Land Surveyors in Lagos

There are over 300 Registered Land Surveyors in Lagos. A Registered Land Surveyor is a Surveyor licensed by SURCON (Surveyors Council of Nigeria) to carry out survey works anywhere within the Federal Republic of Nigeria. It’s important to note that it’s not everyone that is called a Surveyor who is actually a Registered Surveyor. It’s also important to note that ONLY REGISTERED SURVEYORS are qualified to carry out property surveys used to obtain title documents…