Its indeed been such a long time since I last made a post here, its not because I never wanted to, its not because I’m short of ideas on what topic to pen on, its because of the many troubles of a young bachelor who is yet to find a good and stable source of income. But on this post today, I’ll be discussing a very interesting topic – How to buy and secure your plot of land in Nigeria.
I’m writing on this topic because I’ve seen, heard and watched people lose their plot(s) of land in broad day light simply because they failed to take some necessary steps before and after buying the plot of land and so, I encourage you to read and share this article with as many loved ones as you can. So let’s see how you can buy and secure your plot of land in Nigeria today
Consult A Registered Real Estate Land/Agent
As a newbie in land matters, it is recommended that you seek the services of a registered land agent close to you. I said this because they’re the ones in the town, they know a lot of people, land owners and have closed a good number of deals as far as landed properties is concerned. So they know how to provide you exactly what you need without you having fears
|You can consult using the details above for your reliable plot of land in Delta state
Ask Questions about the land you intend to buy
This is very necessary even if you are using the services of a land Agent. Go to the community where the said plot of land Is located, ask questions that would help you determine the family that owns the land, if the land is genuine if they’re The real owners.
Only Pay When You’re Satisfied
After you’ve made all necessary inquiries, conducted your investigation as suggested on (2) above, then I suggest you proceed to make your payment.
the seller name,
location of the plot of land and
a brief history of the land, there must be a section for witnesses also.
Do not forget to collect your receipt also
Survey and Lodge To Get your 4 Unique Lodgement Numbers
the length and breadth of your plot of land in (Feet’s and Meters)
GPS coordinates of each beacon planted on the 4 edges of the plot of land.
the total land area
the scale of the plan
the location of the plot of land (nearest road)
Name of the lawyer, etc.
Proceed With Processing your “Certificate Of Occupancy”
You can after having surveyed the plot of land, obtained the survey plan proceed with registration of the plot of land for Certificate Of Occupancy commonly called “C of O”. This is the authentic document issued by the state government. It shows that you’re the owner of the plot of land whose registration number and other details appear on file.
As long as this post is all about How to buy and secure your plot of land in Nigeria, i must therefore say that the “C of O” is one of the most important document you must have for your landed property. This is because should there occur trespassing, your C of O stands as evidence for you.