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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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Surveying in Africa and Nigeria

Surveying profession is one of the oldest professions in Africa. In most African countries, it was initially a profession that was connected with the military. This has to do with the colonial history. For instance, countries that have colonial links with Britain had their first set of surveyors trained in British Military Survey Schools. In the past, surveyors were people ...

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How to minimize the effects of an earthquake

I once thought that the man made catastrophe that has consumed every sphere of our lives in Nigeria is worse than having a natural disaster. When people say that we are lucky to be in an area not prone to earthquakes I wonder if they realize that an earthquake will be far better than the curse our government placed on ...

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Building codes

A building code is a set of rules that specify the minimum standards for constructed objects such as buildings and non-building structures. The main purpose of building codes are to protect public health, safety and general welfare as they relate to the construction and occupancy of buildings and structures. The building code becomes law of a particular jurisdiction when formally ...

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Difference between Leasehold and Freehold

There are two fundamentally different forms of legal ownership: freehold and leasehold. Although estate agents tend to gloss over it, the difference can be between a home that is worth buying and one that isn’t. Many people who don’t sort this out when they buy a home end up regretting it – getting it wrong can be hugely expensive. For ...

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Full details of a Landlord and Tenant relationship

landlord tenant

Landlord and tenant relationship is an association between two individuals arising from an agreement by which one individual occupies the other’s real property with permission, subject to a rental fee. The term landlord refers to a person who owns property and allows another person to use it for a fee. The person using the property is calleda tenant. The agreement between ...

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History of Surveying

Surveying or land surveying is the technique, profession, and science of determining the terrestrial or three-dimensional position of points and the distances and angles between them. These points are usually on the surface of the Earth, and they are often used to establish land maps and boundaries for ownership, locations like building corners or the surface location of subsurface features, ...

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