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How To Do a Proper Land And Property Search In Nigeria

Land and Property search

In this piece, we will be discussing the act of Land and Property search; it’s importance and the processes involved. According to the 1978 Land use act of the Federal republic of Nigeria, land in all parts of the country is owned by the Government. As stated in section one of the land use act: “Subject to the provisions of ...

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Real Estate Scams and How To Avoid Them

real estate scams

The Real Estate industry in Nigeria is fraught with various issues or cases of people being duped either by estate agents, con artists and the so called omoniles. This article gives you an insight into the real estate scams in the Nigerian context, and how it can be avoided. With the demand for accommodation more than supply, it then doesn’t ...

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Title Deed in Real Estate Investment

deed

A deed, as defined in the dictionary is a signed document pertaining to the ownership or legal rights of landed property. Ownership, legal, rights, property, signed are some of the keywords that stand out here.  Like in all other aspects of investment, in real estate business, the seller and buyer must come together, negotiate and either seal a deal successfully ...

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Land Verification in Lagos: What You Must Do

land verification

Land Verification is a vital part of any land transaction. When buying a new home or landed property in Lagos it is essential you get your facts right and be well-informed on the nitty-gritty involved before you cash on the investment. This article highlights what you must look out for during your land verification especially in Lagos. It deals specifically ...

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HOW TO GET BUILDING PLAN APPROVAL IN LAGOS

Processing a building plan approval is one of the most intricate aspects of erecting a structure. I like to think of building plan thus: Every idea starts with the gift of imagination! However, it has been proven that even the shortest pencil is better than the longest memory. Imagination needs to be captured otherwise it becomes a thing of the ...

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Before you Purchase that Lagos Property – 3

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This is the last part of the series – Before you purchase that Lagos property. Last week we talked about the Acquisition/Purchase proper when it comes to property acquisition in Nigeria with reference to Lagos. Here is the concluding part: EFFECT OF NON-REGISTRATION Where documents created over a land transaction are not registered it renders such documents inadmissible in a ...

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Before you Purchase that Lagos Property – 2

THE ACQUISITION/PURCHASE TRANSACTION PROPER This is the second topic in the series – Before you purchase that Lagos property Last week we talked about the legal framework preceding the acquisition of land in Nigeria with reference to Lagos. This week we will be looking at the processes involved in the purchase and acquisition of such property. Now, where the Purchaser’s ...

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TOP 5 NEIGHBOURHOODS IN IBADAN

top 5 neighbourhoods in Ibadan

You remember Soka? In March, 2014, a house of horror was discovered in a forest in Ibadan. Some people call it, the place of skull, the evil shrine…others think it’s the valley of dry bones and the killers’ hideouts. Call it any of the aforementioned, it would be a perfect name to describe Soka forest in Ibadan, an isolated bush ...

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Before you Purchase that Lagos Property…

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This article is the first of a series on the steps to be taken before you acquire a property in Lagos. From the legal frame work to the land acquisition procedures till you put paid to your real estate investment. The basic legal framework for the acquisition of land in Nigeria is the Land Use Act, Laws of the federation ...

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TOP 5 HOTTEST PLACES IN PORT HARCOURT

top 5 hottest places in Port Harcourt

If you’ve never seen a “mammy water”  or what the ‘more learned’ ones would call mermaid, then you need to visit Port-Harcourt; there are lots of them there. Port Harcourt is home to various species of fishes. It is probably the best place in Nigeria to go ‘a fishing’ or to embark on a fishing trip but of course that ...

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