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How Large Is 'A Plot' Of Land? by Seun(m): 8:01am On Apr 05, 2007
Hello,

I've been reading Nigerian property advertisements where prices like "450k per plot" are quoted.
How large is a plot of land in square meters? How does a plot compare to an acre?

Thanks.
Re: How Large Is 'A Plot' Of Land? by netzymes(m): 8:13am On Apr 05, 2007
A plot is an arbitrary term used to describe the division made in a particular area by the developers or government. Initially plots were approximately 1000sqm but as prices for land has gone up you get the same quote per plot but this can be 400sqm or less. The first question to ask the agent or developer is 'What is the size of the plot'.
Re: How Large Is 'A Plot' Of Land? by romeo(m): 8:51am On Apr 05, 2007
the size i think is 60-100 ft.

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Re: How Large Is 'A Plot' Of Land? by akara(m): 9:40am On Apr 05, 2007
grin

A plot can be 50 x 100 sq m or in some cases 60 by 120 sq ms


grin
Re: How Large Is 'A Plot' Of Land? by sketch18(m): 9:53am On Apr 05, 2007
PLEASE PLEASE can anyone help?? i want to START A NEW TOPIC BUT DONT KNOW HOW TO DO IT ,

CAN ANY ONE TELL ME?
Re: How Large Is 'A Plot' Of Land? by Ayoolu(m): 1:02pm On Apr 05, 2007
It depends on the location. For Lagos, a standard plot is 60ft by 120 ft while Ibadan is 50ft by 100ft.
I suggest that you find out from the vendor before comitting yourself.
Re: How Large Is 'A Plot' Of Land? by Carlosein(m): 1:03pm On Apr 05, 2007
thanks for starting this seun, i need this too.

@ akara and romeo: this is quite confusing, is it 60 x 100 or 50 x 100?

and is the unit metre or feet?

@netzymes- i think i understand what u mean by "arbitrary". is there a more generally accepted measure of a

plot and then how is that different from an acre.

thanks again.
Re: How Large Is 'A Plot' Of Land? by Carlosein(m): 1:04pm On Apr 05, 2007
@ ayoolu- thanks man that's more like it.
Re: How Large Is 'A Plot' Of Land? by Carlosein(m): 1:06pm On Apr 05, 2007
what about an acre then?
Re: How Large Is 'A Plot' Of Land? by Seun(m): 1:18pm On Apr 05, 2007
Acre: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acre

Concerning the size of a plot:

It depends on the location. For Lagos, a standard plot is 60ft by 120 ft while Ibadan is 50ft by 100ft.

A plot can be 50 x 100 sq m or in some cases 60 by 120 sq ms

I'm confused. Is it square feet or square meters?
Re: How Large Is 'A Plot' Of Land? by Carlosein(m): 1:29pm On Apr 05, 2007
seun, ayoolu says it is 60 FEET x 120 FEET in lagos and the other measure ( in FEET) for ibadan.

I guess it is in feet not metre then.
Re: How Large Is 'A Plot' Of Land? by romeo(m): 2:03pm On Apr 05, 2007
in Enugu it's 60x100 and in some case you get 2 in 1 for 100x100

square meters? the flat i live in here is 90 square meters
Re: How Large Is 'A Plot' Of Land? by megapro(m): 3:51pm On Apr 05, 2007
no problem when you have a resident Architect in Megapro.

The Typical size of a plot is 100' x 100' which in metres is 30m x 30m = 900m2.
50' x 100 is the considered half a plot. (450m2)

Ofcourse there are states that partition with 60' x 100, 60' x 120, 80' x 120 etc.
Normally a corner piece gets more width.

One should be carefull not to buy a slanted/ Inclined piece. The more square in shape, the better use.

There are government gazzetes for certain areas so buy land only through a lawyer.

A building that can fit into a 50' x 100' plot of land in Benin might not be allowed in say Delta or Lagos State because they need longer setbacks (6m) from the road. Lekki needs 9m!

If you have any further enquiries concerning purchase, surveyand development, hit megaplanarchitects@yahoo.com wink

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Re: How Large Is 'A Plot' Of Land? by Carlosein(m): 5:39pm On Apr 05, 2007
now we are at least making sense.

smileythanks a million megapro cool.

100ft is about 30m so i kinda agree wit megapro in terms of units.

in Enugu it's 60x100 and in some case you get 2 in 1 for 100x100

square meters? the flat i live in here is 90 square meters

@romeo: are u sure the flat alone is 90 square metres?

your flat is almosst the length of a 100m athletics field shocked shocked shocked
p

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Re: How Large Is 'A Plot' Of Land? by romeo(m): 5:45pm On Apr 05, 2007
i wonder if you know the difference between square meters and meter?
Re: How Large Is 'A Plot' Of Land? by Carlosein(m): 6:02pm On Apr 05, 2007
i jus realized what u mean (squared metres and metres)

but still the unit for a plot of land is important and i ask:

supposing it is 50mx100m is it not correct to say that the lenght of the plot will be 100m?

sorry for the misunderstanding romeo. cool
Re: How Large Is 'A Plot' Of Land? by romeo(m): 6:06pm On Apr 05, 2007
@carlosein we are here to learn brother
Re: How Large Is 'A Plot' Of Land? by Carlosein(m): 6:21pm On Apr 05, 2007
that is more than true.

thanks.
Re: How Large Is 'A Plot' Of Land? by Seun(m): 7:24pm On Apr 05, 2007
supposing it is 50mx100m
50m x 100m would be 5000 square meters, but a plot is 50-60 feet by 100-120 feet, not meters.
Re: How Large Is 'A Plot' Of Land? by longest(m): 7:59pm On Apr 05, 2007
ayoolu is very right. i think benin is also 50 by 100(ft).bt the standard is 18m by 36m.bt regulations accept minor differences like 17 by 36,18 by 35 etc.they aree minor differences
Re: How Large Is 'A Plot' Of Land? by longest(m): 8:09pm On Apr 05, 2007
seun ,60ft by 120ft is the same thing as 18m by 36m.
conversion is ft multiplied by .30472 bt dont mind sharp accuracies in this metres and dont miss a well located land because of 1 or 2 meters

goodluck
Re: How Large Is 'A Plot' Of Land? by LondonCool(m): 11:24pm On Apr 05, 2007
A plot of land is normally 50ft x100ft (also known in the local sector as half plot) ; when the plot of land is 100ft x100ft it is known as a double plot.I know it sounds ambigous. My plot of land is 120ft x 140 ft and it is more thn a double-plot.
Re: How Large Is 'A Plot' Of Land? by Carlosein(m): 12:39pm On Apr 06, 2007
@londoncool it really is confusing but okay.

@longest

don't mind sharp accuracies in this metres and don't miss a well located land because of 1 or 2 meters

i get ur reasoning here.
Re: How Large Is 'A Plot' Of Land? by harbbey(m): 1:20pm On Apr 06, 2007
Hi everyone,
the measurement of a standard plot is 36.5m by 18m (109.5ft by 54ft) or 600sq m, becoz of the demand for land most land owners dont measure it correctly they mostly measure 33m by 16m (100ft by 50ft). so if u cud bargain well to get the correct measurement, gud but if not dont let anyone measure less than 100ft by 50ft for u. If anyone does call EFCC. Best of luck.
N.B - Ten plots of land makes an acre.
Re: How Large Is 'A Plot' Of Land? by longest(m): 10:27pm On Apr 07, 2007
harbbey
hmmmm.pls 6 plots makes one acre
always be sure pls

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Re: How Large Is 'A Plot' Of Land? by CBANJ(m): 6:25am On Apr 08, 2007
If we consider a plot to be 50ft x 100ft, then 1 acre is a little over 8 plots (208.7ft x 208.7ft, or 43,560 square feet)
Re: How Large Is 'A Plot' Of Land? by Chiaka(f): 3:39pm On Jun 07, 2007
Please why bugg us with this type of questions u can get the answer to this just on the street.
Re: How Large Is 'A Plot' Of Land? by godsown3(m): 8:10am On Jun 22, 2007
a standard plot size is 60*120, thats 7200metres square. moreover the location of a piece of land determines the value of the land.
Re: How Large Is 'A Plot' Of Land? by tunene: 7:36am On Jul 30, 2009
akara:

grin

A plot can be 50 x 100 sq m or in some cases 60 by 120 sq ms


grin
gods own:

a standard plot size is 60*120, thats 7200metres square. moreover the location of a piece of land determines the value of the land.
akara:

grin

A plot can be 50 x 100 sq m or in some cases 60 by 120 sq ms


grin


Do you guys no what you are talking about, those sizes you are quoting are almost 1 hectare = 10,000m2, the standard plot is 120feet x 60feet, in cases where you barawo land owners, it is 100feet x 50feet or lesser. It is usually proper to ask for the size and even employ a surveyor to confirm for you before commiting yourself. Cheers.
Re: How Large Is 'A Plot' Of Land? by estateman: 2:55pm On Jul 30, 2009
Seun,aplot of land is 648 sq m which is also the normal 60-120 measurement that everyone knows.That size of aplot can take a block of 4 flats with garage for 4 occupants
Re: How Large Is 'A Plot' Of Land? by oyinda3(f): 2:19am On Aug 11, 2009
whattt? like netzymes i thought a plot was an indiscrete term as well, and could be any size.
this is confusing lol
Re: How Large Is 'A Plot' Of Land? by kuramo: 3:13pm On Aug 11, 2009
A plot of Land in Nigeria is what ever you want it to be.  Nigeria uses the Metric system of measurement so it puzzles me when people describe Land in terms of feet X feet. All surveyed land should be in Metres X Metres ( Sq M ).

A plot can be 850 Sq M  or  1,200 Sq M so anyone involved in land transaction should ask the land vendor what the size of the plot for sale is in Square Metres, it's as simple as that.

By the way One Hectare is 10,000 Sq M  and an Acre is 4,046.85 Sq M . One Acre is roughly 40% of a hectare.

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