There are basic steps you ought to take when you’ve finally
decided to buy a land in Lagos, to reduce stress you must
ask basic questions and take these steps.
(1)Consult your agent and tell him exactly what you want
and how you’ll like to have it, if you have a good agent he
will most likely get a property close to what you want
faster than you might think is possible, this will save you
stress, but give him the instruction that you won’t want a
land under government acquisition, this will make him to
work harder and search for the right one.
(2) You can also do your research too from family members,
friends and online especially through an online forum like
www.nairaland.com property section, there are lots of
professionals on that forum that that are ready to treat
your questions for free at the speed of light.
(3)After you must have been introduced to a land, the first
step is to go for site inspection. Considering many reasons
at the back of your mind to make you decide if to buy the
land or not. Issues like-
‘i’ Nearness to your office or business.
‘ii’ Will you be able to match the financial task required
if the soil is waterlogged and needs filling, and if you
are going for a storey building can you afford the type of
foundation that will be recommended.
‘iii’ The commercial value of the land in nearest future
‘iv’ Nearness to high tension cable (wires).You know it is
required you leave out at least 60m from the high tension
‘v’ how close is the site to Fuel or petroleum pipeline.
‘vi’ Nearness to major roads, if your site
is too close, and the road is expanded
in the future, it may affect your
‘vii’ Check the level of the ground to the surrounding
environment, I mean the topography, is your site at the
lowest level to the neighbouring sites, its
likely that runoff water will converge in your site
when is raining and no adequate planning for
drainage system like Lagos.
(4)If you are okay with the land after having met most of
these requirements above. Get your land surveyor to
accompany you to the site with his instruments (compass)
and don’t worry he is not going to charge you for going to
the site with him,just promise to give him the survey job
and that will settle it.
So why the Land surveyor?
He has the instruments/compass that he will use to know the
coordinates (direction located in map)of where the land
falls into and he has his colleagues at the surveyor
general’s office in Alausa Ikeja who he can easily call
right on your site to furnish him with the condition of
your proposed site. with this you can know if the land
falls under government acquisitions or not.
If there is a survey for the plot before, then do the
photocopy and check by yourself at the surveyor general’s
office Alausa, those guys there may eventually do it free for
you at most you only need to pay N2,000.
(5) Note that you’ve not paid money to accomplish the steps
above. If the site meets the right conditions, then get
your Lawyer, he is to help you ensure the paperworks are
properly done. Omo Onile fears lawyers so having one is
very important apart from other benefits you’ll get from
him. He will make sure genuine papers are gotten for your
property and he is there to defend you, Omo
Onile won’t prey on you if you have a bold lawyer.
Certificate of Occupancy, Deed of assignment,Governor’s
consent, e.t.c whatever you are required to have it is
better to have someone taking off the stress from you.
(6)Make sure you collect the genuine receipt from Omo Onile
after paying for your property fully.