HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO SURVEY LAND IN LAGOS STATE?
In Lagos, the land survey fee is based on two main things about the land- the size of the land and the zone the land is located-
Size of the land (acres per square meter): After measuring the land and doing some math in the office, a surveyor can help you figure out how big your piece of land really is. This will help you avoid claims from the vendor that might be exaggerated to get you to buy the land. Keep in mind that the bigger the land, the more it will cost for a survey and government paperwork.
The land’s location is shown by the Zone in Lagos: This depends on where your land is in the world. In Lagos State, there are three zones that are used to process survey plans and land documents, like a certificate of occupancy and the governor’s consent. Different local government areas in Lagos state are categorized into Zone A, Zone B and Zone C. The areas are split into zones based on how economically viable they are and how much it costs to buy a plot of land.
The cost of a land survey in Lagos state is N350, 000 for a 0-1,000square meter plot in zone C, N500, 000 Naira for a 0-1,000square meter plot in zone B, and 1 million Naira for a 0-1,000square meter plot in zone A. Below, I’ll show you how to easily figure out how much your survey and paperwork will cost, as well as what to do to avoid being scammed or cheated.
Before buying a piece of land, you need to know what the land’s status is. You need a survey plan to keep track of and protect my land. A survey plan is also a way to protect your land and make sure that your valuable asset (real estate) is in your name. This can only be done by having your property surveyed and writing down the survey plan. The government uses the survey plan to prove that you are the legal owner of the land. It is the main document that shows who owns the land in relation to other paper.
In Lagos state surveying and documentation, we have the following zones, and the areas that fall under each zone are listed below:
- Zone A of the Lagos state cadastral policy for land survey and documentation, which includes the following local governments:
- Eti-Osa Local government. Several important parts of Lagos State are in Eti-Osa. These include Victoria Island, Ajah, Ikoyi, Lekki, Ikate, Ilado, Sangotedo, Badore, Langbasa, and Obalende.
- Ikeja. Within Ikeja are several areas in Lagos state, including Anifowoshe, Ojodu, Omole, Agindinbi, Alausa, Oregun, Olusosun, Airport/Onipetes/Onilekere, Ipodo, Seriki aro, Adekunle, Adeniyi Jones, Ogba, Oke-Ira, Onigbongbo, Wasimi and Opebi.
- Lagos Island. There are several areas of Lagos state on Lagos Island. These include Olowogbowo, Elegbata, Oluwole, Idumota/Oke, Oju-oto, Oko-Awo, Agarwu, Obadina, Iduntaf, Ilupesi, Isale-Agbede,Olosun, Olushi, Kakawa, Popo-Aguda, Anikantamo, Oko-F
- Apapa. Tincan/Snake Island, Ijora-Oloye, Olodan, Olatokunbo, Olojowou, Iganmu, Gaskiya, Afolabi Alasia, and Sari Environs are all parts of Lagos state that are near Apapa. Other places in Lagos state that are listed in land surveys and records as being in zone A are called “special areas,” and the following are some of them:
- Properties near the main roads
- The Lekki/Epe Expressway goes from the Lekki tollgate to Epe.
- Ikorodu Road from Ikorodu Roundabout to the next roundabout
- From Orile Iganmu to the Badagry roundabout on the Lagos/Badagry Expressway
- Apapa/Oshodi Expressway – From Apapa/Tincan Port to Ifako-Gbagada
- From Ile Zik to the Sango toll gate on the Lagos/Abeokuta Expressway
- Agege Motor Road is from Ojuelegba to Ile Zik.
- From the foot of the 3rd Mainland Bridge to the Lagos/Ogun Boundary is the Lagos/Ibadan Expressway.
- Property on the water. This is any piece of land that faces any of the following bodies of water:
- Lagos Lagoon
- The Atlantic Sea
- Badagry Creek
- Zone B of the Lagos state cadastral policy for land survey and documentation, which includes the following local governments:
- Agege. This local government is made up of the following areas: Isale, Idimangoro, Iloro, Onipetesi, Oniwaya, Papa-Uku, Agbotikuyo, Dopemu, Oyewole, Papa Ashafa, Okekoto, Keke, Darocha, Tabon, Oko Oba, Orile Agege, Oko Oba, And Isale Odo.
- Alimosho. This local government is made up of the following areas: Egbeda, Akonwojo, Alimosho, idimu, Isheri Olofin, Akesan, Ikotun, Ijegun, Egbe, Agodo, Igando, Egan, Ipaja North, Ipaja South, Ayobo/Ijon village, Abule-Egba, Oke-Odo, Aboru, Meiran
- Amuwo-Odofin. Festac town, Kirikiri, Amuwo, Ijegun, Satellite, Irede, Ibeshe, and Igbologun are all part of this local government area.
- Ibeju-Lekki. This local government is in charge of Akodo town, Orimedu, Iwerekun, Abijo, Mayfair, Lekki, Igbekodo, Eleko, Dangote Refinery, and Elerangbe.
- Ifako-Ijaye. This local government covers the following area: Ifako town, Old Ifako, Karaole, Oyemekun, Fagba/Akute, Iju Isaga, Iju-Obawole, Pamada/Abule-Egba, Ijaiye, Ojokoro, Agbado, Alakukuo, Kollington, Ajegunle/Akinde, and Animashaun.
- Kosofe. This local government area includes Oworonshoki, Ifako, Soluyi, Ajao Estate, Mende, Maryland, Ojota, Ogudu, Ketu, Alapere, Agidi, Orisigun, Kosofe, Ajelogo, Alanimodo, Ikosi Ketu, Mile 12, Agiliti, Maidan, Isheri-Olowo-Ira, Magodo, Shangisha.
- Lagos Mainland. Otto/Iddo, Olaleye, Maroko, Ebute Metta, Glover, Oko-Baba, Oyadiran Estate, Abule-Oja, Alagomeji, Iwaya, Yaba, Igbobi, among other places, are all part of this local government.
- Mushin. Mushin, Alakara, Odi-Oluwo, Babalosa, Ojuwoye, Ilupeju, Olateju, Kayode, Fadeyi, Atewolara, Papa-Ajao, Ilasamaja, Bablosa, di-Araba, Itire, Ilupeju Industrial estate, Kayode, Fadeyi, Atewolara, Papa-Ajao, Ilasamaja
- Oshodi/Isolo. Orile-Oshodi, Isolo, Ajao Estate, Mafoluku, Sogunle, Alasia, Okota, Ishagatedo, Oke-Afo, and Ejigbo are all important towns in Lagos State that are near Oshodi/Isole.
- Ojo. Okokomaiko, Ajangbadi, Ijanikin, Iba, Irewe, Tafi, Etegbin, Idoluwo, and Sabo are all important parts of Lagos State that are near Ojo.
- Shomolu. Within Shomolu are several important areas of Lagos State, including Onipanu, Palmgrove, Ijebutedo, Alade, Bajulaiye, Mafowoku, Pedro, Lad-Lak, Bariga, Ilaje, Akoka, Igbobi, Fadeyi, Fola Agoro, Igbari-Akoka, Gbagada, Obanikoro, Apelehin and Abule Okuta.
- Surulere. Several important parts of Lagos State are located in Surulere. These include Orile, Aguda, Ijeshatedo, Akihhanmi/Cole, Yaba, Ojuelegba, Igbaja, Shitta/Ogunlana Drive, Adeniran, Ogunsanya, Iponri Housing Estate, Eric Moore, Coker, Ikate, baya-Oje, Igbon, Gambari, Ire
- Zone C of the Lagos state cadastral policy for land survey and documentation, which includes the following local governments:
- Epe. Mojoda, Agbowa, Ebode, Etita, Lagbade, Popo-Oba, Oke-Balogun, Ajaganabe, Igbogun, Ise, Oriba, Ladaba, Ago Owu, Ilara, Orugbo, Ibonwon, Odoragunsin, Poka, Odomola, Ejirin, and Itoikin are all important parts of Lagos State that
- Ikorodu. Within Ikorodu are several important areas of Lagos State, including Baiyeku, Aga, Isele, Ijimu, Ipakodo, Imota, Isiu, Igbogbo, Oreta, Sabo, Ijede, Agura, Odoguyan, Lapotech, agbala, Olorunda and Igbaga.
- Ajeromi-Ifelodun. Several important parts of Lagos State, such as Ago Hausa, Awodi-Ora, Wilmer, Olodi, Tolu, Temidire, Layeni, Alaba oro, and Mosafejo, are in Ajeromi-Ifelodun.
- Badagry. Posukoh, Awhanjigoh, Ibereko, Keta-East, Iworo Gbanko, Ajido, Ilogbo-Araromi, Ikoga, Ajara, and Iya-afin are all important parts of Lagos State that are in Badagry.
STEPS FOR MAKING PAYMENT FOR LAND SURVEY AND PAPAERWORK IN LAGOS STATE
Any client who wants to survey and record a survey plan in Lagos state will have to pay a land surveyor two very important fees. These are:
- The fee that must be paid (The most important for an original survey plan).
This is the money that your land surveyor must pay to the ministry of that state in order for any survey plan to be processed. This money cannot be changed. With this payment, the person who owns the land will get a new beacon number that will be attached to the property to show that the person is the owner of the land.
Any surveyor who tries to talk to you about this money is trying to rip you off, because this money is supposed to be paid to the ministry so that your survey work can be approved. Most of the time, problems start when Nigerians look for cheaper options, and some surveyors don’t want to lose money in the process.
They agree to take less money and give the go-ahead to do the site work and provide a plan that hasn’t been registered because the amount being paid to them can’t cover the required fee. In essence, the plan provided is just a sheet of paper with drawings on it that hasn’t been registered and can’t be used for any legal land transaction and documentation of the purchased land. Please be careful and don’t hire a surveyor who says they will work for less than the required fee.
- Fee for professionalism (This is the site and office work fee that is to be paid to a surveyor for his or her job)
You can talk about this with your Surveyor. Surveyors do charge between 100,000 and 150,000 per plot in Lagos, depending on where your land or estate is and how professional they are. However, this price can be negotiated down to a lower amount.
The price per plot goes down as there are more plots. The best thing to do is to pay your surveyor a lot, since he will be your representative in making your survey plan. Another thing that affects the price of a survey in a certain area is how hard it is to do a survey there.
For example, the areas around the Lekki free trade zone that are swampy or in the water will be harder to survey and will need more specialized tools and methods than the dry land in Epe town. Also, the more complicated the work on site is, the more complicated and time-consuming the work in the office will be to get the most accurate and precise presentation of your survey plan.
When you find land for sale, the first thing you should do is bring in a land surveyor to help you in a professional way. When figuring out how much land you want to buy, you should also think about the cost of the land survey and paperwork. Without a land survey and paperwork, there is no record of the transaction, and the government is not involved. You only have a receipt between you and the vendor, which can’t be used to prove that you own the land.
Note: This post was last changed on May 25, and the Nigerian Institute of Surveyors may have changed the price by the time you read this. No matter what the status of the land is in Lagos state, the cost of a land survey stays the same.