In our last blog publication, we started explaining what you need to know before buying a land in Nigeria. We looked at two factors out of six. Today, we will look at the remaining factors:
- Assessment of utilities
If you are looking to invest in property and just leave it the way it is, you might have no use for utilities. Utilities like power, water and light might be an issue if you buy land in a very deserted undeveloped area. If you have all the needed utilities, don’t pay for it yet, consider the other remaining factors too.
- Access to the main roads
Road access might seem a no-brainer but if you live in Nigeria, you will realise it is surprisingly a complex issue. In most of the major parts of Lagos state, access to major roads is rarely a problem as you can access the roads without issues. In rural areas, land for sale could potentially be cut off from a major road and be available only via private properties. It is safer for your land to have access to main roads with ease.
- Is the land surveyed?
To be sure you are getting exactly what you paid for, a certified surveyor can tell you and show you the exact boundaries of the land you are considering, so you can purchase with confidence. Make sure the land you are paying for is properly surveyed.
- Is there any zoning restriction on the land?
It is essential to know neighbourhood zoning limitations. In case you are intending to erect a structure, you would prefer not to discover that your plans disregard neighbourhood rules after you have begun, or even after you have purchased the property. Discover in advance what you can and cannot legitimately do on the land and ensure this fits in with your requirements previously purchasing.