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How To Buy A Land In Lagos On A Budget And Not Bankrupt Yourself by lawyer(m): 12:42am On Apr 01, 2013
Every day I get phone calls and emails from people stating their intention to buy lands and ask me to recommend lands for them to buy that I think is a good deal and has no Omonile Wahala but we all forget something and that is the cost implications of purchasing a land. A lot of people think if they have one amount of money set aside in a bank, that covers the amount to purchase a land in Lagos and the rest is history.

But that’s where we are all wrong. Purchasing Land in Lagos is a Tough and difficult experience that requires skill, prayers, financial acumen and smartness. Many of the abandoned Lands scattered all around Lagos boils down to lack of proper budgeting and planning and that’s why so many Omoniles have the guts and opportunity to resell other peoples lands and today I want to us to learn from the experiences I have garnered over the years on how to properly budget and plan ourselves before we venture into the process of buying a land.


[size=14pt]1.Never buy a Land based on Emotional Reasons.[/size]

Just because your neighbor bought a Land or colleague or family member recently purchased a Land and you have that amount of Money and you throw it into purchasing a land too, you would run into a lot of futuristic problems and would be left with no choice but to resell it unceremoniously. You have no idea why they bought that land at that moment and how their account balance is compared to yours and what exactly they intend to do with that land. Follow Follow isn’t good without any concrete plan. Buy because there is a concrete reason not emotional buying.

[size=14pt]2. Always Plan Ahead and prepare your mind that you want to buy a land at a specific time.[/size]

Whether its during the dry season or raining season, choose the moment you intend to venture into it and stick with it. If you plan to buy a land in December and you have the money in July, don’t say because you have the money now, and its best you buy it now because it looks cheap, you will run into problems when you don’t have time to tend to the land, fence it and sort other unforeseen financial obligations you weren’t prepared for. Don’t let Agents push you to buy lands that you’re not prepared to purchase financially. Be firm and stick to your guns and budget because the Agent won’t help you in sorting out other financial issues once the land and his Agency fee has been paid.

[size=14pt]3. Set Your Budget:[/size]

Before you buy a Land make sure you research on the following before you venture out into buying a land.

a. Check for the cost of the Land. Always negotiate and price the Land. Land isn’t a loaf of bread being sold in a Supermarket. You can always cut a few kobo here and there because the Seller wants to sell. Don’t despair if you negotiate today and the seller doesn’t agree. There is still tomorrow to negotiate harder. That money you have saved can go along way into paying other bills that you didn’t prepare for. Just because you have N2Million Stored away in a Bank and they tell you that there is a Land for Sale going for N2Million, then you have to sink all that amount at once on the land, you will run into a lot of problems financially in future. If you have N2Million for a land, don’t buy a land more than N1.2 to N1.5Million. That remaining 500,000 NAIRA will assist you in paying for other bills.

b. Always visit the Land you intend to buy at some point or sent a representative to check the texture if the soil whether it is a Dry or Swampy Land.

Whether the Land is in Badagry of Lekki phase 1, once the land is Swampy just know you will spend triple the amount you spent on purchasing the land on sand filling and solid foundation. Don’t be fooled when Agents market swampy lands for you at a reasonable price that you think it’s a steal or bargain. Be rest assured when its time to build, you will spend a fortune. Always confirm the status of the land and if you think you have the financial capability to buy a swampy land to sand fill, then go for it but if your working on a budget, learn to scout for lands that won’t require you to spend too much on the land.

c. Research all the Cost associated with purchasing a Land:

Buying a land in Lagos comes with some hidden fees that you should be prepared to compulsorily pay before, during and after a transaction. Am always surprised a lot of people enter into landed purchases without being aware of these fees associated with Land purchases.

[size=14pt] (i)Search fees:[/size] Put between N50,000 to N100,000 aside To conduct a search in the Land. It makes no sense spending Millions to buy a Land without conducting a search before you throw away all your money foolishly to Scammers to purchasing Government acquired Lands.

[size=14pt](ii) Survey Plan:[/size] Every Land bought must have a Survey Plan in your name. Survey Plan varies according to the area. Depending on location of the Land, survey fees range from N150,000 to N250,000. Always set this money aside compulsorily because its your first line of defence to show you’re the owner of the land. A land bought without a Survey to back the land up shows you just want to throw away your money.

[size=14pt](iii) Agency Fees:[/size] Most Agency Fees are 5% of the Cost of the Land, so be prepared to pay 5% of the transaction fees to the Agent after you have paid the Owner of the land.

[size=14pt](iv) Legal Fees:[/size] Most Legal Fees are also 5% the Cost of the Land. A lawyer must be brought at this Moment to draw up the contracts and documents between the Seller and You. But like most Nairalanders know because of my affinity towards you guys I give a lot of discounts during the searches and Documents fees, so you can always get in touch with me when you get to this situation so as to save some few Naira.

[size=14pt](V)Document Signing Fees:[/size] This fee is linked with lands bought directly from Omonile families. If you buy a land directly from a private Seller you don’t need to pay this fee but its mainly associated with Family land. Depending on the Area you could end up paying between N50,000 to N1Million Naira. Always cross check and ask your Agent or the Seller how much it would cost to purchase a land in that area and what their Signing on Fees are. Most are Negotiable though so play tough.

[size=14pt](vi) Ancillary Building and Community Fees:[/size] In association with paying the Signing fees another compulsory set of Fees to be paid includes the Money for Foundation which ranges between N50,000 to N500,000 depending on the Area. If you choose not to pay this fee, you will encounter a lot of difficulty with the thugs of the community who wont give your workers peace of mind to build. Other fees include COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FEES AND YOUTHS DEVELOPMENT. It varies from area to area so you must inquire thoroughly what the other fees are from your agent to ask the Sellers what your paying.

After you calculate all these fees from the cost of the land to the Omonile signing fees, you can then have an idea how much it will cost you in total to buy a land in Lagos effortlessly. Always make sure you have the money to make all these payment because when you start paying all these fees instalmentally, you are attracting problems. The land will not the transferred to you 100% till you sort the bills or you will get heckled by the Agents or the Omoniles to balance up and if they sense any delay they can now engage in foul play to resell your land or make it complicated for the land to be transferred to you peacefully.

My Next Article I will write will deal with the other fees which I think you should consider to secure your land and that Includes the fees and cost implications in Fencing your land, the Land Use Charge Fees, The cost of procuring either a C/O or Governors Consent and a Building Plan approval. Till next time I wish you the best in your future land transactions.

Cheers

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Re: How To Buy A Land In Lagos On A Budget And Not Bankrupt Yourself by strangest(m): 2:05am On Apr 01, 2013
Nice one...
Re: How To Buy A Land In Lagos On A Budget And Not Bankrupt Yourself by Nobody: 5:54am On Apr 01, 2013
This Man u nor dey sleep?.

Nice write up,well done.
Re: How To Buy A Land In Lagos On A Budget And Not Bankrupt Yourself by helpee(m): 7:42am On Apr 01, 2013
i just bought a land last week and based on ur numerous write up, i played a fast one on everybody. i bought it for 10million but i approached my bank ist for a loan using the C of O of the land as collateral so they did the search and only deducted 10k from my accnt for that. i didnt take the loan eventually. after forcing the landlord to come all the way 4rm portharcourt he signed d deed and form 1c and i got all the originals including c of o and survey and building plan, the agents came and i told them i tut they would only collect 50k for showing me d ppty but they were mad. eventually we settled for 200k which i hope to pay this week. i took a risk though. the surveyor had a template for deed of assignment and we changed all the titles to reflect the land so i didnt pay a lawyer. But the surveyor advised me to do two deed, one for 10million and one for 2million she said so that the cost if governors consent and land use wont be much at alausa. is it allowed? what is the legal and future implication of that?
Re: How To Buy A Land In Lagos On A Budget And Not Bankrupt Yourself by spyder880(m): 9:22am On Apr 01, 2013
helpee: i just bought a land last week and based on ur numerous write up, i played a fast one on everybody. i bought it for 10million but i approached my bank ist for a loan using the C of O of the land as collateral so they did the search and only deducted 10k from my accnt for that. i didnt take the loan eventually. after forcing the landlord to come all the way 4rm portharcourt he signed d deed and form 1c and i got all the originals including c of o and survey and building plan, the agents came and i told them i tut they would only collect 50k for showing me d ppty but they were mad. eventually we settled for 200k which i hope to pay this week. i took a risk though. the surveyor had a template for deed of assignment and we changed all the titles to reflect the land so i didnt pay a lawyer. But the surveyor advised me to do two deed, one for 10million and one for 2million she said so that the cost if governors consent and land use wont be much at alausa. is it allowed? what is the legal and future implication of that?

It seems you are trying to play it smart and dribble several people at the same time, but you might be the one to be dribbled later if you are not very careful.
There is a law promulgated just for the purpose of buying, transfering titles and using land. You may want to buy a copy of "Land use and conveyances act". I am sure Lawyer will add more advice to this.

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Re: How To Buy A Land In Lagos On A Budget And Not Bankrupt Yourself by NaLaugh: 9:37am On Apr 01, 2013
helpee: i just bought a land last week and based on ur numerous write up, i played a fast one on everybody. i bought it for 10million but i approached my bank ist for a loan using the C of O of the land as collateral so they did the search and only deducted 10k from my accnt for that. i didnt take the loan eventually. after forcing the landlord to come all the way 4rm portharcourt he signed d deed and form 1c and i got all the originals including c of o and survey and building plan, the agents came and i told them i tut they would only collect 50k for showing me d ppty but they were mad. eventually we settled for 200k which i hope to pay this week. i took a risk though. the surveyor had a template for deed of assignment and we changed all the titles to reflect the land so i didnt pay a lawyer. But the surveyor advised me to do two deed, one for 10million and one for 2million she said so that the cost if governors consent and land use wont be much at alausa. is it allowed? what is the legal and future implication of that?

Nigerians constantly trying to play "sharp guy" or "fast one", and still wonder why no one would trust you.

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Re: How To Buy A Land In Lagos On A Budget And Not Bankrupt Yourself by zuma4k(m): 9:39am On Apr 01, 2013
nice one!!!
Re: How To Buy A Land In Lagos On A Budget And Not Bankrupt Yourself by rodeo0070(m): 9:43am On Apr 01, 2013
You are the man...
Re: How To Buy A Land In Lagos On A Budget And Not Bankrupt Yourself by greall1: 9:47am On Apr 01, 2013
good
Re: How To Buy A Land In Lagos On A Budget And Not Bankrupt Yourself by 50calibre(m): 9:47am On Apr 01, 2013
How about avoid omo-nile guys, those guys are a bunch of trouble makers. Investigate properly about a land before committing as some lands are sold twice.

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Re: How To Buy A Land In Lagos On A Budget And Not Bankrupt Yourself by spyder880(m): 10:00am On Apr 01, 2013
50calibre: How about avoid omo-nile guys, those guys are a bunch of trouble makers. Investigate properly about a land before committing as some lands are sold twice.

The society/security organs allows them to operate freely. They should be stopped.
Re: How To Buy A Land In Lagos On A Budget And Not Bankrupt Yourself by GentleNaaz(m): 10:19am On Apr 01, 2013
HOW 2 BUY LAND IN ABA
1. Mk sure its in a rainy season; 2 avoid buildn house n during june/july ur hwz wl b adictd 2 waterhol
2. Mk sure d land is fencable, otherwise, Ngwa people go colect ur land parts by parts
3. Ask questions, i swear, ask questions b4 u go turn 2 fally ipupa

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Re: How To Buy A Land In Lagos On A Budget And Not Bankrupt Yourself by Nobody: 10:20am On Apr 01, 2013
Nice write up.
Re: How To Buy A Land In Lagos On A Budget And Not Bankrupt Yourself by DammyFx: 10:25am On Apr 01, 2013
Tired of all the omonile wahala
Re: How To Buy A Land In Lagos On A Budget And Not Bankrupt Yourself by camcor(m): 10:33am On Apr 01, 2013
helpee: i just bought a land last week and based on ur numerous write up, i played a fast one on everybody. i bought it for 10million but i approached my bank ist for a loan using the C of O of the land as collateral so they did the search and only deducted 10k from my accnt for that. i didnt take the loan eventually. after forcing the landlord to come all the way 4rm portharcourt he signed d deed and form 1c and i got all the originals including c of o and survey and building plan, the agents came and i told them i tut they would only collect 50k for showing me d ppty but they were mad. eventually we settled for 200k which i hope to pay this week. i took a risk though. the surveyor had a template for deed of assignment and we changed all the titles to reflect the land so i didnt pay a lawyer. But the surveyor advised me to do two deed, one for 10million and one for 2million she said so that the cost if governors consent and land use wont be much at alausa. is it allowed? what is the legal and future implication of that?

Hello mr, there are surveyors and there are surveyors. The person u referred to as Surveyor, is he truely a registered Surveyor? No sane Surveyor will advice u against its ethical profession. I'm one and need put it straight to u that do your paper based on the amount u bought the land don't cut corners otherwise the end might not be palatable.
Good luck

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Re: How To Buy A Land In Lagos On A Budget And Not Bankrupt Yourself by Joe980: 10:33am On Apr 01, 2013
@Lawyer...please what is the difference between Governors consent & C of O?
Re: How To Buy A Land In Lagos On A Budget And Not Bankrupt Yourself by dridowu: 10:37am On Apr 01, 2013
To build a house no b moin-moin , wit ds peanut i dy kolet monthly , ok sha Baba God na ur favour i dy ask off.
Re: How To Buy A Land In Lagos On A Budget And Not Bankrupt Yourself by FYsol: 10:37am On Apr 01, 2013
@OP Please forward your contact to info@genialsolutionsltd.com we will need your services
Re: How To Buy A Land In Lagos On A Budget And Not Bankrupt Yourself by Mustay(m): 10:58am On Apr 01, 2013
Land cannot be counted but measured.

At least, "how to buy land in Lagos" would have done it
Re: How To Buy A Land In Lagos On A Budget And Not Bankrupt Yourself by Goodcare(m): 11:12am On Apr 01, 2013
Sir what's F1c form, please can you put light on this for me

Thank you
Re: How To Buy A Land In Lagos On A Budget And Not Bankrupt Yourself by wasdub(m): 11:43am On Apr 01, 2013
Na God go save person
Re: How To Buy A Land In Lagos On A Budget And Not Bankrupt Yourself by jayonpoint(m): 11:45am On Apr 01, 2013
All of u want to buy land n build in lagos n still talk trash abt S/Western Nigeria
Re: How To Buy A Land In Lagos On A Budget And Not Bankrupt Yourself by kekerazi(m): 11:49am On Apr 01, 2013
LASGIDI
Re: How To Buy A Land In Lagos On A Budget And Not Bankrupt Yourself by EmmyBoy2(m): 12:02pm On Apr 01, 2013
@helpee, by using a template on deed of assignment to prepare yours without engaging a lawyer, you have just committed FORGERY. Every deed should be FRANKED by the lawyer who prepared it,stating full names,address,phone number and signature so how did you get around that? My guess is that you used the details of the lawyer on the precedent you used! You may get away with this,but if any smart alec tries that with me and I get wind of it,the sorry fellow would end up in jail period! I have nothing personal against you, but services of professionals must be engaged and paid for always,no cutting of corners!
Re: How To Buy A Land In Lagos On A Budget And Not Bankrupt Yourself by Tropilo(m): 12:22pm On Apr 01, 2013
DammyFx: Tired of all the omonile wahala

These Omonile people are serious nuisances. They are lazy as.sholes.

Bought a house at Onigbongbo last May. Then came for a complete renovation/make over of the property in September. As the workers started braking parts of the building to make way for its new design.
I got a call from my workers that some women and a few men came to stop them.
I asked who they're and they told me that they (the i.diots) said, they are the original owners of the land. I then sort to speak with anyone of them. They refused to talk with me on phone and requested that i come down there and speak with them directly.
However, i heard their voices at the background saying that i bought only the house but not the land. Can you imagine the nonsense?
I got in touch with my lawyer and friend who immediately set to go there.
When he got there acompanied by two policemen, some of them took to their heels while a few remained. The ones that stayed back reitarated their shameful demands that i must compensate them for the land which the building is sitting on. The even more annoying thing is that the youngest of them couldn't have been anything less than 45yrs old and they are still refering to themselves as "omo". Sighs!
Re: How To Buy A Land In Lagos On A Budget And Not Bankrupt Yourself by akonucheinfo(m): 12:36pm On Apr 01, 2013
strangest: Nice one...


i love this threand, will be back
Re: How To Buy A Land In Lagos On A Budget And Not Bankrupt Yourself by albacete(m): 12:55pm On Apr 01, 2013
Will be back too. Space reserved! fi le.
Re: How To Buy A Land In Lagos On A Budget And Not Bankrupt Yourself by pekelepekele(m): 1:05pm On Apr 01, 2013
Person wey never chop they buy land?
Re: How To Buy A Land In Lagos On A Budget And Not Bankrupt Yourself by akonucheinfo(m): 1:24pm On Apr 01, 2013
Emmy Boy: @helpee, by using a template on deed of assignment to prepare yours without engaging a lawyer, you have just committed FORGERY. Every deed should be FRANKED by the lawyer who prepared it,stating full names,address,phone number and signature so how did you get around that? My guess is that you used the details of the lawyer on the precedent you used! You may get away with this,but if any smart alec tries that with me and I get wind of it,the sorry fellow would end up in jail period! I have nothing personal against you, but services of professionals must be engaged and paid for always,no cutting of corners!










Hello!

People thanks for this threand! i have some questions to ask, just to be sure if am on the safe side.

As at 2008, i & 2 other persons joined to buy 1&half plots of land. The Landlord said he will issue one receipt from his company to cover the land in one persons name and handover the document to that person. then, we can decide how to share the amongs ourselves.

So the land receipt was issued to the eldest amongst us and all the land document given to him. after which, the 3 of us came together, typed an agreement stating that the land was jointly bought and then we devided the land in halfs.

As for me, the documents i have with me to show that i own a half plot out the total land is as follow:

1. Omo onile original receipt
2. Our jointly signed land agreement
3. other photocopies of the ex-landlord documents and survay.


for financial reasons, i am still developing the land bit-by-bit. lawyers in the house, please help verify if am in the right side.

and also advise possible documents that i can obtain from the government, if necessary. thanks
Re: How To Buy A Land In Lagos On A Budget And Not Bankrupt Yourself by akonucheinfo(m): 1:25pm On Apr 01, 2013
lawyer: Every day I get phone calls and emails from people stating their intention to buy lands and ask me to recommend lands for them to buy that I think is a good deal and has no Omonile Wahala but we all forget something and that is the cost implications of purchasing a land. A lot of people think if they have one amount of money set aside in a bank, that covers the amount to purchase a land in Lagos and the rest is history.

But that’s where we are all wrong. Purchasing Land in Lagos is a Tough and difficult experience that requires skill, prayers, financial acumen and smartness. Many of the abandoned Lands scattered all around Lagos boils down to lack of proper budgeting and planning and that’s why so many Omoniles have the guts and opportunity to resell other peoples lands and today I want to us to learn from the experiences I have garnered over the years on how to properly budget and plan ourselves before we venture into the process of buying a land.


[size=14pt]1.Never buy a Land based on Emotional Reasons.[/size]














Hello!

People thanks for this threand! i have some questions to ask, just to be sure if am on the safe side.

As at 2008, i & 2 other persons joined to buy 1&half plots of land. The Landlord said he will issue one receipt from his company to cover the land in one persons name and handover the document to that person. then, we can decide how to share the amongs ourselves.

So the land receipt was issued to the eldest amongst us and all the land document given to him. after which, the 3 of us came together, typed an agreement stating that the land was jointly bought and then we devided the land in halfs.

As for me, the documents i have with me to show that i own a half plot out the total land is as follow:

1. Omo onile original receipt
2. Our jointly signed land agreement
3. other photocopies of the ex-landlord documents and survay.


for financial reasons, i am still developing the land bit-by-bit. lawyers in the house, please help verify if am in the right side.

and also advise possible documents that i can obtain from the government, if necessary. thanks

Just because your neighbor bought a Land or colleague or family member recently purchased a Land and you have that amount of Money and you throw it into purchasing a land too, you would run into a lot of futuristic problems and would be left with no choice but to resell it unceremoniously. You have no idea why they bought that land at that moment and how their account balance is compared to yours and what exactly they intend to do with that land. Follow Follow isn’t good without any concrete plan. Buy because there is a concrete reason not emotional buying.

[size=14pt]2. Always Plan Ahead and prepare your mind that you want to buy a land at a specific time.[/size]

Whether its during the dry season or raining season, choose the moment you intend to venture into it and stick with it. If you plan to buy a land in December and you have the money in July, don’t say because you have the money now, and its best you buy it now because it looks cheap, you will run into problems when you don’t have time to tend to the land, fence it and sort other unforeseen financial obligations you weren’t prepared for. Don’t let Agents push you to buy lands that you’re not prepared to purchase financially. Be firm and stick to your guns and budget because the Agent won’t help you in sorting out other financial issues once the land and his Agency fee has been paid.

[size=14pt]3. Set Your Budget:[/size]

Before you buy a Land make sure you research on the following before you venture out into buying a land.

a. Check for the cost of the Land. Always negotiate and price the Land. Land isn’t a loaf of bread being sold in a Supermarket. You can always cut a few kobo here and there because the Seller wants to sell. Don’t despair if you negotiate today and the seller doesn’t agree. There is still tomorrow to negotiate harder. That money you have saved can go along way into paying other bills that you didn’t prepare for. Just because you have N2Million Stored away in a Bank and they tell you that there is a Land for Sale going for N2Million, then you have to sink all that amount at once on the land, you will run into a lot of problems financially in future. If you have N2Million for a land, don’t buy a land more than N1.2 to N1.5Million. That remaining 500,000 NAIRA will assist you in paying for other bills.

b. Always visit the Land you intend to buy at some point or sent a representative to check the texture if the soil whether it is a Dry or Swampy Land.

Whether the Land is in Badagry of Lekki phase 1, once the land is Swampy just know you will spend triple the amount you spent on purchasing the land on sand filling and solid foundation. Don’t be fooled when Agents market swampy lands for you at a reasonable price that you think it’s a steal or bargain. Be rest assured when its time to build, you will spend a fortune. Always confirm the status of the land and if you think you have the financial capability to buy a swampy land to sand fill, then go for it but if your working on a budget, learn to scout for lands that won’t require you to spend too much on the land.

c. Research all the Cost associated with purchasing a Land:

Buying a land in Lagos comes with some hidden fees that you should be prepared to compulsorily pay before, during and after a transaction. Am always surprised a lot of people enter into landed purchases without being aware of these fees associated with Land purchases.

[size=14pt] (i)Search fees:[/size] Put between N50,000 to N100,000 aside To conduct a search in the Land. It makes no sense spending Millions to buy a Land without conducting a search before you throw away all your money foolishly to Scammers to purchasing Government acquired Lands.

[size=14pt](ii) Survey Plan:[/size] Every Land bought must have a Survey Plan in your name. Survey Plan varies according to the area. Depending on location of the Land, survey fees range from N150,000 to N250,000. Always set this money aside compulsorily because its your first line of defence to show you’re the owner of the land. A land bought without a Survey to back the land up shows you just want to throw away your money.

[size=14pt](iii) Agency Fees:[/size] Most Agency Fees are 5% of the Cost of the Land, so be prepared to pay 5% of the transaction fees to the Agent after you have paid the Owner of the land.

[size=14pt](iv) Legal Fees:[/size] Most Legal Fees are also 5% the Cost of the Land. A lawyer must be brought at this Moment to draw up the contracts and documents between the Seller and You. But like most Nairalanders know because of my affinity towards you guys I give a lot of discounts during the searches and Documents fees, so you can always get in touch with me when you get to this situation so as to save some few Naira.

[size=14pt](V)Document Signing Fees:[/size] This fee is linked with lands bought directly from Omonile families. If you buy a land directly from a private Seller you don’t need to pay this fee but its mainly associated with Family land. Depending on the Area you could end up paying between N50,000 to N1Million Naira. Always cross check and ask your Agent or the Seller how much it would cost to purchase a land in that area and what their Signing on Fees are. Most are Negotiable though so play tough.

[size=14pt](vi) Ancillary Building and Community Fees:[/size] In association with paying the Signing fees another compulsory set of Fees to be paid includes the Money for Foundation which ranges between N50,000 to N500,000 depending on the Area. If you choose not to pay this fee, you will encounter a lot of difficulty with the thugs of the community who wont give your workers peace of mind to build. Other fees include COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FEES AND YOUTHS DEVELOPMENT. It varies from area to area so you must inquire thoroughly what the other fees are from your agent to ask the Sellers what your paying.

After you calculate all these fees from the cost of the land to the Omonile signing fees, you can then have an idea how much it will cost you in total to buy a land in Lagos effortlessly. Always make sure you have the money to make all these payment because when you start paying all these fees instalmentally, you are attracting problems. The land will not the transferred to you 100% till you sort the bills or you will get heckled by the Agents or the Omoniles to balance up and if they sense any delay they can now engage in foul play to resell your land or make it complicated for the land to be transferred to you peacefully.

My Next Article I will write will deal with the other fees which I think you should consider to secure your land and that Includes the fees and cost implications in Fencing your land, the Land Use Charge Fees, The cost of procuring either a C/O or Governors Consent and a Building Plan approval. Till next time I wish you the best in your future land transactions.

Cheers



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