Land

Steps to Follow When Buying Land in Lagos

The most important thing to remember when buying land in Lagos is to always consult professionals. Land Surveyors and Lawyers are the two main professionals you need during the process of acquiring land. In some cases, especially for large and specific projects, you will need to consult other professionals such as geotechnics, architects, engineers and town planners before you purchase the land. In general, the…

The Importance of Record Copy of a Survey Plan

A Record Copy (also referred to as Red Copy) is a copy of the original survey carried out by a Registered Surveyor which is lodged in the Cadastral Records department of the Office of the Surveyor General of the State. The Record Copy is very important because it is required during the processing of any land title. In fact, a survey is not complete until…

How much does it cost to survey land in Lagos?

It is no longer news that the cost of survey has increased in Lagos. The Lagos State Cadastral Policy was reviewed earlier in the year and became effective April 2017. Before the review, the least cost of survey of a plot of land in Lagos was N120,000 (One hundred and twenty thousand naira) but now it is N350,000(Three hundred and fifty thousand naira). This means…

What is a Survey Plan

A Survey Plan is the primary product of a Survey. According to the Cadastral Survey Regulations, a Survey is any survey exercise executed in connection with any land prepared under the law for any registrable instrument or judgement or order of court and any other survey as may be defined from time to time by SURCON (Surveyors Council of Nigeria.) It can only be prepared…

Charting a Survey Plan in Lagos

The importance of Charting in Lagos cannot be overemphazied. Charting is the first thing you do when you want to acquire land. It is done through your Surveyor in Lagos. It is basically the process of knowing the acquisition status of the land. This process is very important especially in Lagos. This is necessary because by law all land belongs to the government. However some…

Importance of a Survey Plan

A Survey Plan is a legal document that shows the description of land. It is a very important document and should be treated as such. It is required for almost all land transactions.Only Registered Surveyors are qualified to prepare Survey Plans. In most cases it’s just a one page document but it has a lot of uses. Some uses of a Survey Plan include: (1)…

Why you need a Surveyor when you want to acquire land in Lagos

When acquiring property in Lagos, you need a Land Surveyor for several reasons. 1)Confirm the status of the property 2)Confirm if there are any foreseeable encumbrances 3)Advise on land acquisition procedure 4)Confirm the correct size of the property 5)Prepare a survey plan 6)Lodge the Survey plan with the government 7)Obtain land information 8)Assist in obtaining cerfiticate of occupancy 9)Serve as an expert witness in land…