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Must have documents when buying land in Nigeria
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What to know before buying land in Nigeria.
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5 important things to consider before renting an apartment in Nigeria
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Ibadan Real Estate Market to Experience Boom
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Is Ibadan Nigeria’s Next Real Estate Frontier?
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Ways to Decorate Above Your Kitchen Cabinets
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How to Brighten a Dark Home
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Future Home Technologies
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2018 Real Estate Trend Watch
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The Importance of Light In Interior Design

Must have documents when buying land in Nigeria

Buying land in Nigeria is one of the common property law transactions, which is administered by various legislation depending on the jurisdiction in Nigeria. Conveyance, as it is known, is the process by which ownership of land is transferred between a seller and a buyer. This can include both residential and commercial land transactions.

Thus the most common way of proving ownership of a land is the production of a document of grant or title. This method entails providing any of the following document; Deed of Assignment/ conveyance, a Deed of gift, a legal Mortgage, and a Certificate of Occupancy. As such it is important that a person intending to buy a land must make sure to instruct his lawyer to perfect the title of the land or property.

 

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR LAND PURCHASE IN NIGERIA.
During the process of purchasing a land, there a number of crucial documents required from the seller in order to effectively validate the transaction. These documents are necessary as they are evident of title which the buyer possesses in relation to the land. It is important to note that there are different types of land documents in Nigeria. These documents include: Read More

What to know before buying land in Nigeria.

When purchasing land or property in Nigeria, a prospective purchaser of any property (or normally his solicitor) should have two main concerns:

 

First, he or she must be sure that the vendor of the property is really entitled to sell it. Thus, the buyer must first insist that the vendor proves that his legal title to the land is good and that he can pass to the purchaser the land/ property which he is offering to sell.

 

Secondly, the purchaser will want to know whether any third parties have rights to the land which might interfere with his intended use of it. These third-party rights might include covenants restricting usage, a right of way, tree preservation order, or even mortgages.

 

Concerns about these matters will lead the purchaser or his representatives, to make extensive inquiries before the purchase of the property is finally concluded.


There are however many factors one needs to consider before buying a land in Nigeria these ranges from:


i. The size of the land,
ii. The soil type,
iii. The location of the land which is very important,
iv. The purpose which the land will be used for,
v. Accessibility of such land i.e proximity to access road,
vi. The price of the land,
vii. The legal papers available in respect of the land,
viii. The environment, as well as the security conditions of the area, should be well evaluated before engaging in such a transaction.
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5 important things to consider before renting an apartment in Nigeria

The dream of many Nigerians is to rent or buy an apartment of their dreams. Moving to a new apartment can be very exciting, but finding a good one to rent could be a daunting task. There are things you should consider before the big step, so here are our five picks to make sure you’re prepared before you sign your name on that contract.

We’ve all been in the situation where we view an apartment highly recommended by an agent or agents and the first feeling is; Wow! What euphoria! The search for accommodation is over. Once your eyes set on it, you can already imagine yourself living quite comfortably in it, especially if you’d been shown less comfortable or utterly awful apartments.

I bet you’re certain you’ve hit the jackpot. This is the ONE! you tell yourself, but wait! Before you deposit that advance/holding fee: pause, assess the property and ask your agent the questions below. If possible, you may create a checklist before you leave to meet the agent to ensure you cover all bases.

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Ibadan Real Estate Market to Experience Boom

On January 24, 1848, gold was found in Coloma, California. Before this time, California was a little known state with small population and very weak economy. The news of the gold discovery, however, changed the fortune of California for good, propelling it to become the richest state in America.

Ibadan and environs are about to witness similar phenomenon. With the Ibadan-railway network set for completion, we are about to see massive influx of people, work and money flock into Ibadan.  Arguably, the most important sector that will be positively impacted is the real estate sector.

Consequent upon the completion of the Lagos-Ibadan railway project which is slated to commence commuter services by the 1stt quarter of 2019 as recently announced by the Nigerian federal government, an unprecedented increase in housing demands is projected in Oyo State- Ibadan specifically. Read More

Is Ibadan Nigeria’s Next Real Estate Frontier?

The emergence of Ibadan as a real estate hub in recent years has been a long time coming. Rightfully, Ibadan, Nigeria’s “Premier City” which has popularly been referred to as the City of Brown Roofs has taken laudable strides in the real estate sector in recent years. A series of unprecedented developments in the history-laden city heralded this new development.

Ibadan today boasts of an array of modern shopping malls springing up in and around the city. Also, the ease of traffic on the major roads within the Ibadan metropolis has been the envy of many neighboring states for decades. Unlike in other states with hellish traffic, Lagos especially, commuters in Ibadan move around the city with relative ease. Read More

How to Brighten a Dark Home

Lightening up a dark and dreary room will instantly make it more appealing. But if adding windows or making other structural changes isn’t an option, you don’t need to worry. There are plenty of easy ways to decorate a dark room and turn it into a lighter, brighter place you and your loved ones will want to spend time in.

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Future Home Technologies

We’ve long been fascinated by the idea of the house of the future. In 1956, MIT researchers tested plastic homes. But the concept of the “house of the future” wasn’t just structural. It also encompassed all of the new technology that would lie inside: video chatting instead of rotary-dial phones, robots to do our housework, and a few buttons we could push to control just about everything.

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The Importance of Light In Interior Design

Lighting is one of the most overlooked and yet important elements of good interior design  After all, there is little point in creating luxury surroundings if they cannot then be appreciated properly or if there is insufficient light to be able to carry out even the most basic of tasks.  In addition though, lighting is also essential in terms of creating the mood and ambience of a living space, so getting it right from the start is vital. Lighting fixtures that illuminate a room creates a safe and comfortable environment besides adding style to the interior décor.  The elements that come together when the right lighting is achieved transform a room into a seamless combination of functionality and style.

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