A highrise building fell in 2021, killing 42 people on the scene. Prior to that, residents of a well-known estate created and managed by a top leading Real Estate company walked around with placards on social media complaining about the estate’s lack of competent management and uncontrolled flooding by the estate management despite the excessive service charge required.

This post is not intended to talk down on any Real Estate company but to guide prospective buyers on a more informed approach when buying a property in Lagos to avoid falling prey to any of these scandals.

These fatal mistakes will not only save you the stress and trauma that comes as a result, but save you hundreds of millions in buying mistakes.

Below are the 3 Fatal mistakes you must Avoid when Buying a Property in Lagos Nigeria.

  1. Buying a Property without a Building Plan Approval:

What is a Building Plan Approval? 

A building plan is a formal consent by an official authority to show approval for the implementation of information contained on a building plan.

A building plan is an infamous but very critical factor in the buying process.

Penalty of not Having a Building Plan Approval:

  1. Random demolishing of the property without compensation and permission by the owner.
  2. Payment of undue and unsolicited fees to crook officials posing to represent the government.

This free guide will show you practical steps on how to buy legitimate properties in Lagos without tears.


   2. Incomplete / Failure to Conduct a thorough Due Diligence:

Residents of a well known estate were recently evacuated from their home after fully paying and moving into the houses with their families.

It was discovered that the developer had given out the entire houses in the estate to serve as collateral to service a bank loan.

You could imagine how that must have been, after heavily spending hundreds of millions to buy a home.

According to a famous title verification expert, 70% of C of Os in Lagos are fake!

Just like the process of buying any precious material, buying a property involves a systematic process of comparing facts with evidence by an expert.

No form of urgency should ever compel you to buy a property without a thorough due title and ownership verification.

Several people have lost hundreds of million buying a property only to realise every information the property claimed to have was merely a facade.

Penalties of Buying a Property without a formal or incomplete verification

  1. Total loss of ownership to the property
  2. Paying twice for the property.
  3. Stress and Trauma from unwarranted court cases

This free guide will show you practical steps on how to buy legitimate properties in Lagos without tears.


   3. Poor Structural Assessment without an Expert.

Beyond aesthetics, every buyer should never lose sight of the structural condition of the property.

Events like sudden collapse, cracks and molds could pose a serious health threat and future disaster if not looked keenly into.

This free guide will show you practical steps on how to buy legitimate properties in Lagos without tears.


My name is Salome Bassey, a realtor and Real Estate investment strategist. 

I’m the lead consultant at Real Estate with Sally 

Real Estate with Sally is a team of Real Estate agents in Lagos, Nigeria with a divine commitment to help millionaires become billionaires through profitable property investment options in Lagos Nigeria.

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