Sunday, 2 November 2014

Steps In Buying A Plot Of Land In Nigeria

There are basic steps you ought to take when you've finally decided to buy a plot of land in Nigeria whether as a Nigerian or a foreigner. This post is created and directed to those willing to buy a plot of land in Lagos, but the steps below are also applicable in other parts of the country like portharcourt, warri, Abuja, Benin, Sapele, Aba, Asaba, all the major cities in Nigeria
 To reduce stress you must ask basic questions and take these steps
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.
You can also do your research too from family members, friends and any agent shops around but make sure the information you get is legit before you make any payments!
Online research is also useful but you must beware of scams, you can also call to find out where to buy land in Delta State
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-
Proximity to your place of work (this will reduce your cost of transportation and increase your sleeping ours as you no longer have to wake up by 4 AM  just to make sure you beat the lagos traffic)
Can you meet the financial requirements 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?
The commercial value of the land in the nearest nearest future (this is important in case you decide to sell the land or use it as collateral in banks)
Nearness to high tension cable (wires).You know it is required you leave out at least 60m from the high tension cables (this is health wise because living very close to high tension wires brings you closer to radiations whose effects are slow but inevitable. this will also help you avoid the embarrassment of the federal government in times of changes).
How close is the site to a Fuel or petroleum pipeline (knowing this will help you avoid the dangers that comes along side with staying or living close to the pipeline. these dangers may include: fear of the unknown, constant disturbance by pipeline monitoring teams, etc)
Nearness to major roads, if your site is too close, and the road is expanded in the future, it may affect your property (if not leading to a total loss of it. so it will be wise if you buy a land that is 2-3 plots away from the major road)
Check the level of the ground to the surrounding environment, I mean the topography. is your site at the lowest level to the neighboring sites? Its likely that runoff water will converge in your site when is raining and no adequate planning for drainage system like Lagos Except if you have enough capital to sand fill to a considerable height (DPC) so that run-off water will flow to other parts of the area.
(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 (G.P.S, theodolite, tapes, ) 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 (if the land is among those listed or known by the ministry of survey as government property) 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.
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 paper works 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 :
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.
Make sure you collect the genuine receipt from Omo Onile after paying for your property fully.
however, if you really need a plot of land in Delta state, no matter the number of plots, feel free to contact me on +234(0)70-355-28-329 or Email {Orich4nwas@gmail.com} 

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