C of O Lagos Nigeria - Procedure For Obtaining C of O In Lagos

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This procedure for obtaining C of O in Lagos Nigeria is the official position of the Lagos state government and signed by 'Gbenga b. Ashafa, permanent secretary lands bureau, the secretariat Alausa Ikeja.

This information was obtained in November 2008 and is subject to change by the Lagos state government at any time. You may wish to check for changes, if any, at the lands bureau in Alausa Ikeja Lagos Nigeria.

Enough talk.

Below is the official Lagos state government procedure for obtaining certificate of occupancy in Lagos.

Procedure For Private Certificate of Occupancy

1. Application for land information (land information certificate)

  • 2 No. survey plan (Sun Print)
  • Application fee payable in surveyor general's office

    2. Purchase of private C of O application form (account, lands)

  • residential: =N=5,000
  • commercial/industrial: =N=20,000
  • 3. Submission of application in LUAC (Land Use Allocation Commission), lands with supporting documents:

    i. land information certificate

    ii. receipt for land information fee

    iii. receipt for application form

    iv. =N=10,000 publication/inspection fee

    v. capital contribution (subject to a minimum of 30,000)

    vi. Land purchase receipt/agreement (duly stamped)

    vii. copy of current tax clearance certificate (individuals)

    viii. copy of =N=100 development levy receipt

    ix. copy of company income tax clearance certificate

    x. copy of company income tax clearance certificate

    xi. copy of tax clearance certificate of 2 directors of the company and their =N100 development levy receipt

    xii. Site location sketch

    xiii. 3 no. passport photographs (individuals) with white background

    xiv. 2 no. survey plans (sun print)

    xv. copy of approved building plan (if developed)

    xvi. copy of tenement rate receipt (if occupied)

    xvii. cover letter addressed to executive secretary LUAC, stating all documents attached, as above (typed with applicant's address) and

    xviii. collection of acknowledgement slip (LUAC)

    4. Completion for publication (21 days objection period)5. Title search (land registry)

    6. Site inspection and report (LUAC, estate section)

    7. C of O engrossment (drafting, typing, and submission) LUAC

    8. Recommendation for execution [executive secretary (LUAC), permanent secretary (lands), and attorney general (justice)

    9. stamping and registration (stamping ministry of finance, registration: LRD, lands)

    10. collection of executed and registered certificate of occupancy (C of O collection office, LUAC)

    The C of O Process - Tedious

    So, there you have it . . . the procedure for obtaining certificate of occupancy in Lagos Nigeria.

    Did I hear you say it is tedious?

    Exactly.

    But that is what you need to do to secure your property. Otherwise, you will lose money - serious money.

    My advice?

    Don't be scammed!

    Do things the right way.

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