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How to find a home

When searching for a place to call home, many of us get carried away with the prospects the agents offer as regards the place you hope to rent/buy so much that we don’t put other factors that could make our stay unpleasant in retrospect. You can’t afford to let anyone make you feel you can’t be choosy because that person ...

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Africa’s Real Estate Pearls in 2015

Africa’s real estate has skyrocketed over the years and its presently on a high that needs to be fully exploited to produce the much needed bang it duly deserves. Though Africa’s real estate assets could contribute only few drops of water in the ocean of the world’s real estate enclave, its still an emerging market that has been noticeably rising ...

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Makoko: Back under the radar

With a population of about 21 million people, the second fastest growing city in Africa, yet Lagos happens to be the smallest city in Nigeria with a vast area of wetlands. The implication of this is that, a fraction of the population stay on water or along it, while others who are not entirely human may prefer to dwell in ...

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Is the ‘NASS’ complex dome really tied to Islam?

There has been many arguments and counter arguments as to the religious implications of the large dome on the National Assembly Complex. One school of thought holds that sentiment was involved while the NASS complex was been erected. Some Nigerians claim the dome has strings of Islam tied around it. But is that really the case? A dome has multiple ...

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Structural failures in Nigeria and its agents

For almost six decades, Nigeria as an independent nation has been striving to develop itself in every field of human endeavour, obstacles notwithstanding. Currently, Nigeria is pursuing the “Vision 20-2020” as one of its strategies to become one of the top leading 20 economies by the year 2020. On the other hand, the built environment, in any country, determines the ...

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The Surveying Profession and Public Interest

Estate Surveyors and valuers are not so well perceived in the public’s eye, that’s if they are even known. Albeit, a distinguishing feature of a profession is its acceptance of its responsibility to the public. The clients of Estate Surveyors and Valuers consist of the three arms of government; private investors, the business and financial community, and others who rely ...

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The National Assembly Complex

The National Assembly complex of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, is an eye-catching architectural masterpiece that houses a bicameral legislature established under section 4 of the Nigerian Constitution consisting of a Senate and a 360-member House of Representatives. The body, scissored after the federal Congress of the United States, is designed to guarantee equal representation of the states irrespective of ...

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Land use charge “FAQ’S”

The Lagos state land use charge law was instituted on 22nd June, 2001 to replace the old tenement rate. The land use charge is designed to help the government generate additional revenue needed to develop the state in the light of increasing demand for provision of urban and rural infrastructures and other expenditure while a population that grows at an ...

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PROPERTY SCAM: Red Alert!

In property scam, the fraudster claims ownership of a property and after one or more transactions and negotiations, they abscond with the money; hence, leaving the victim completely broken depending on the amount of money involved – which is usually a lot. One of the banes of this type of scam is the length of time it takes to discover ...

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Defects Liability Period In Nigeria Building Industry

Defects liability period is a common feature of construction contracts. The defects liability period is the period of time within which the contractor is contractually obliged to return to the construction site to repair defects which have appeared in the contractor’s works. In addition, a certificate of practical completion is usually issued by the architect upon completion of the building ...

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