In our last blog publication, our theme of discussion centres on “Certificate of Occupancy”. We will continue on this subject area today, and we will be looking at what is needed to obtain a “C of O” from a state government as at August, 2017. In order to obtain your Certificate of Occupancy from the state government, you need to:
- Apply for land information and get your land information certificate. To do this, you need to pay an application fee at the Surveyor General’s office and provide a chartable survey plan (2 cloth, 2 paper).
- Buy a “C of O” application form. The cost for a residential building is N5,000 (Lagos State), while the cost for a commercial building is N20,000 (Lagos State). This may vary across different states.
- Fill and submit the application form in Land Use Allocation Commission (LUAC) with the following supporting documents:
- Land information certificate.
- Receipt for land information fee.
- Receipt for application form.
- Publication/inspection fee of N10,000.
- Capital contribution (to be calculated based on size and location of land).
- Land purchase receipt/agreement (duly stamped).
- Copy of current tax clearance certificate (individuals).
- Copy of N100 development levy receipt.
- Site location sketch.
- Four passport photographs of applicant with white background.
- Copy of approved building plan (if developed).
- Copy of tenement rate receipt (if occupied) or Land Use Charge.
- Cover letter addressed to executive secretary LUAC, stating all documents attached, as above and typed with applicant’s address.
- Acknowledgement slip from LUAC.
When this is done, do you know what next? Contact us at South and Sttes Properties Limited and we will advise and guide you all through the process. Our next blog publication will discuss “C of O”, so do not miss it!