Before purchasing a piece of land in Nigeria, there are some things you need to be aware of. Purchasing a piece of land is not as simple as you may think. Some people hurry to purchase a piece of land but end up regretting their decision shortly after. The reason is because they never took out time to get the necessary information.
In this article, we will take a look a four important things you should consider before purchasing a piece of land anywhere in Nigeria.
1. Land size
Before purchasing land, you need to ensure that the size of the land is the same as what the seller told you.
To determine the accurate land size, you need to get a trusted and qualified surveyor to do the measurement. You should try as much as possible to get your own surveyor because some fraudulent land sellers work with their own surveyors who give out inaccurate measurements.
2. Type of soil and topography of the land
The type of soil is very important because it determines the usefulness of the land. For example, a swampy land will not be good for building construction. Some swampy lands look dry during dry seasons so it is important for you to make enquiries from people around that area.
Another thing is the topography. Topography refers to the structure of the land – for example, a sloppy or flat land. Sloppy lands will likely cause flooding and soil erosion. Sloppy lands also incurre more cost during construction.
3. Security, good road and access to electricity
Before buying a land, you need to consider the security of the place where the land is located. Good roads and access to electricity are also other things to consider.
4. Make enquiry about the actual owner
These have been several cases of one family member selling a piece of land that belongs to another family member – which often results in court cases.
Before purchasing a piece land, always make enquiries regarding the real owner of the property to avoid being a victim