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The 10 Riskiest and Most Fraudulent Places to buy a Land In Lagos

List of Risky Lands to Avoid in Lagos

Welcome to Omonile Lawyer’s LIST OF RISKY AND DANGEROUS LANDS TO BUY , a section that gives you a rundown of some of the Worst Areas, Estates, Places and dubious Lands offered for Sale in Lagos State today that will surely guarantee you to lose your money and incur the Wrath of the Lagos State Government for buying a Land that is not supposed to be sold. Today’s set of Unsafe Lands to buy have been carefully chosen after a series of strenuous Land Individual Investigation, Verification and Background  Checks carried out by the Omonile Lawyer Team. They include the following:

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What is a Deed of Assignment and the Foolish Risk your taking for not having a Deed of Assignment for your Land

Cover of the deed must have the names of the parties to the transaction and the name of the lawyer that drafted the deed of assignment with his signature

A deed of Assignment is one of the most important documents YOU MUST HAVE when you conclude a Land Transaction. In fact it baffles me that 6 out of 10 people I know who have bought lands in the past have no deed of assignment. They are always the first to complain that Omonile has defrauded them but they have no proof to show the property has been sold to them other than a receipt.

It’s funny that everyone has the title documents to their car showing who the seller was and how it was transferred from the Seller of that car to you the new owner but when it comes to landed properties which are 10 times more valuable than cars, we fail to ask for this one simple important document that can prove ownership of that land. What then is this all important deed of Assignment I am alluding to? This can be found from the following definitions below:

A deed of Assignment is an Agreement between the Seller of a Land or Property and a Buyer of that Land or property showing evidence that the Seller has transferred all his rights, his title, his interest and ownership of that land to that the Seller that has just bought land.

The Deed of Assignment acts a main document between the buyer and seller to show proof of ownership in favour of the seller. The person or Seller who transfers his rights or interests in that property is usually called the Assignor and the person who receives such right or interest from the Seller is called the Assignee.

A Deed of Assignment therefore is an Agreement where an assignor states his promise that from the date of the assignment or any date stipulated therein, the assignor assigns his ownership in that Land to the assignee. The deed contains very pertinent information for a real estate transaction. For one, it spells out the date when the ownership of the property transfers from one owner to the other. The deed also gives a specific description of the property that is included in the transfer of ownership.

In most situations, when the Deed of Assignment has been exchanged between both parties, it has to be recorded in the land registry to show legal proof that the land has exchanged hands and the public should be aware of the transaction. Such recorded Deed of Assignment come in the form of either a Governor’s consent or registered conveyance. The Deed of Assignment spells out the key issues in the transaction between the Seller and the Buyer so that there won’t be any confusion or assumption after the property has been transferred to the new owner. Such Key issues include:

Signing a Deed of Assignment and having that Deed is your number 1 evidence against another person that is trying to claim ownership of that same land too. If you have a land and no deed yet, i feel sorry for you! Better consult your Lawyer to go draft one for you now to save yourself future problems

Signing a Deed of Assignment and having that Deed is your number 1 evidence against another person that is trying to claim ownership of that same land too. If you have a land and no deed yet, i feel sorry for you! Better consult your Lawyer to go draft one for you now to save yourself future problems

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The 10 Commandments Of Buying A Land In Lagos

The 10 Commandments of Buying a Land in Lagos

Everyday thousands of Nigerians at home and abroad hope to buy lands in Nigeria more especially in popular cities such as Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, Abeokuta, Ibadan etc but a common reoccurring theme that filters through their minds is how to safeguard their money so that they won’t be duped by Land Fraudsters or lose their Lands to the Government coupled with the terrifying stories that normally accompany the smooth transfer of these lands because of the prevalent nature of Land Scam artists and dubious Real Estate companies that specialize in defrauding prospective land purchasers.

With this in mind, Omonile Lawyer has drawn up 10 Land Purchasing Commandments for any Prospective new Land Buyer that must be strictly followed by anyone who intends to purchase a property in Nigeria more especially in Lagos so as to prevent Land fraudsters from duping them off their hard earned money and losing their lands to Unscrupulous people and they include the following: CONTINUE READING

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How to Regularize or Ratify that your Land Under Government Acquisition so that it won’t be Demolished

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If you have bought lands from Omonile in the past that do not have either a ( C/O) or a Gazette in the following areas Ikeja, Opebi, Ogudu, Gbagada, Oregun, Surulere, Anthony, Obanikoro, Adekunle Village.Isolo, Okota, Ilasamaja, Ijeshatedo, Ojota, Bariga, Iju, Olowora, Isheri, Shangisha, Oworonsoki and environs, Ojo, Ikotun, Egbe, Ejigbo, Shasha, Akowonjo, Okokomaiko, Owode Onirin, Idimu, Egbeda and environs.Ayobo, Ipaja, Igando, Alagbado, Mebamu, Ajangbadi and environs, Ikorodu, Badagry Axis, Lekki Axis (Eti-Osa to Abijo), Ibeju Lekki to Epe & Epe Town and you haven’t been able to get a proper document for your land, I have good and bad news for you.

The Bad news is that the Omonile has scammed you to sell lands that belong to the government and masked it as their own family lands hereby making you part with your money illegally and freely to them without any proper title because they didn’t have any land to give and sell in the first place.

The Good news it that the Lagos state government has decided not to demolish such houses or revoke those lands that has been encroached on by Purchasers of this Bad Lands from Omonile and instead will grant title to such Purchasers. This would afford those who unintentionally bought government acquired land from Omonile or land Scammers the opportunity to regularize their titles and thereby obtain Certificate of Occupancy (C of O) through a process called Ratification  Popularly Referred to as ‘RAT or RATI’ ( Now referred to as Regularization).

 Now what really is Ratification or Land Regularization in Lagos state? CONTINUE READING

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Know what a Gazette is and its Importance when Buying Land

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A Gazette is the most bastardized word Land Sellers have peddled around to Purchasers and its the most confusing document that non-land experts have heard and know absolutely nothing about. They neither know what it looks like nor its percieved advantages or disadvantages and why it is one of the most important document you must be connected to unless your home could be demolished in future for it not being associated with it. Now before we talk about what a Gazette is, we have to Know what an Excision is and how they are both connected. CONTINUE READING

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MAIL TIME: OMONILE LAWYER ANSWERS ALL YOUR QUESTIONS

This Land Belongs to Lagos State. Beware of Omoniles. Do not Buy

My mail box is filled with thousands of mails regarding Land related issues Omonile Lawyer readers are facing and i would attempt to answer most of them. Majority of these questions consists of  land purchases gone bad , people who bought lands without conducting due diligence, people asking me to recommend good lands for them to buy that are devoid of wahala or just simply steps to take before they purchase a new land so that they won’t fall victim of Land scam artists. Some cases are serious, some pitiful, some down right hilarious and some frightening. Lets take a sneak peek into some of these questions and proffer solutions to them. ( Some names and location have been changed to protect the readers)

“Sir, I bought plots of land at Ilamija, Lekki – Epe Express in 2011. Last year, another family came up and removed the signboard that I erected and in last two weeks he sold my land to another person. He did not take into consideration my corner piece, my receipt, the Deed of assignment and land information certificate in process that am having whit me. Pls help me out sir…Kunle”

Above is Baba Dodo a notorious Land Con Artist and well known Omonile that operates within the Ibeju Lekki and Free Trade Zone Axis. He specializes in reselling other people's lands. He once sold the land where his late wife was buried without the consent of his children. If you see him and his type run. These are the type of people that should make you conduct a Land Verification exercise before you lose Millions of Naira because they specialize in stealing other people's land and reselling it to unsuspecting buyers and when wahala comes, they would disappear leaving you with no money or Land.

Above is Baba Dodo a notorious Land Con Artist and well known Omonile that operates within the Ibeju Lekki and Free Trade Zone Axis. He and his fellow Land Scam Artists pictured here, specialize in reselling other people’s lands. He once sold the land where his late wife was buried without the consent of his children 3 months after she was buried. If you see him and his ilk run!!! These are the type of people that should make you conduct a Land Verification exercise before you lose Millions of Naira because they specialize in stealing other people’s land to resell it to unsuspecting buyers and when wahala comes, they would disappear leaving you with no money or Land.

This is a clear case of Omoniles stealing lands. Its very rampant especially in the Lekki, Ibeju Lekki, Ajah, Ikorodu, Simawa & Samagu Areas where a person buys land validly  from a particular Family or Owner and later on a new set of Family members within the same community feigns ignorance of the sale because they were not carried along or renumerated out of the proceeds of the sale. Their response to this issue is to conduct a lot  of illegal activities to forcefully obtain the land from the true owner through the use of violence, mental subjugation, threat to life and excessive demand of money from the owner to repay for the land. Experience has taught me that the people who came to remove the signboard on your land are very much aware of the initial sale to you by the previous seller. They normally pretend as if they don’t know what is happening until money has exchanged hands before they step in and prevent you from working. Its an old Omonile scam i refer to as “Good Cop Bad Cop“. The first thing you should do is CONTINUE READING

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PROS AND CONS OF BUYING AN OMONILE LAND OR INTO A REAL ESTATE DEVELOPERS ESTATE

PROS AND CONS OF BUYING AN OMONILE LAND AND A REAL ESTATE

The rate of land scams in Lagos, Ogun, Port Harcourt and Abuja is getting extremely alarming and buyers these days are so weary of falling victim to Evil people parading as Land owners but in reality the land they claim to own and intend to sell belongs to somebody else.

Property buyers are so confused as to the type of property they intend to purchase because the system is so rotten coupled with the problems that accompany living in a rented apartment . Buyers have become extremely desperate to own lands not minding the cost, location or documentation issues that might arise thereby making these Land fraudsters get  bolder to defraud people.

It now begs the question what kind of land is better to buy? An omonile land or buying into an Estate. Both of them have their own advantages and quirks but I would try my best to differentiate them to the best of my knowledge : CONTINUE READING

The rate of land scams in Lagos, Ogun, Port Harcourt and Abuja is getting extremely alarming and... CONTINUE READING

Why You Must Take Possession Of Your Land Immediately You Pay

Take Possession of your land immediately by fencing it to prevent Omoniles from stealing your land

One of the gravest mistakes Land purchasers make when they buy a Land in Lagos or Ogun is lack of planning to take possession of the land they paid a hefty sum for. We get emotionally attached to the location, the seller and the cost of the land  without considering the fact that this is Lagos or Ogun where these wicked and Dangerous Land Fraudsters have no ounce of Human sympathy when it comes to defrauding innocent land buyers because we fail to take the first and most important step which is securing the land.

75% of land cases can be traced to trespass on empty virgin lands because the buyer has happily bought the land but intend to fence or commence work on the land at a later date. These evil Land Swindlers secretly patrol these vacant lands and once they see a land without any form of protection, they immediately work out modalities with their hence men to market and re sell the land to other unsuspecting buyers who would easily believe the land is a virgin land.

Personally i have lost 3 lands in the past because i wasn’t buoyant enough to both buy a land and fence it at the same time and i hoped the land would still be waiting for me after 4 months of purchase but three times consecutively my lands were re-sold to different people and it put me at odds with these trespassers for years.

With this in mind, i would advise you on the steps to take to take possession immediately so you don’t suffer the same fates i experienced. CONTINUE READING

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What if Omoniles have actually stolen your Land and have Resold it to another person who has started building? What can you do to prove ownership?

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What if you are already a victim of Omonile and you have already being been defrauded off the land you saved Millions of Naira to purchase or you just discovered that your land has been sold to 2 or more people, or the documents that you possess concerning the title to that land has been discovered to be forged or fraudulent, or you have left your land unattended to after you bought it and the day you decide to go and clear the grass you see another person has started foundation work on your land or even the land you bought legally with no complains at all and when you begin work, your workers call you that somebody has brought some thugs to pursue your workers claiming true ownership of the land and the person is banding around an old purchase receipt given to him by the family head he bought from in 1978 etc?

How do you solve this mind destabilizing issue instantly and beat these dubious criminals in their own game? CONTINUE READING

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Shine Your Eyes and Know the Full Cost of Buying an Omonile Land before you go Bankrupt

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When i bought my first land from an Omonile some years back i was totally naive about the ways and customs involved in buying a land in Lagos. I thought it was a straight cash and carry business and that was it. Little did i know my pockets would be further drained by so many mundane local fees that should make the Tax office jealous. The more i protested, the more the unexpected and unplanned fees kept coming till i almost regretted buying that bloody land when i wasn’t ready. Back then, i had no one to educate me about the perils of buying a land without knowing the fees involved and now that i know, its my pleasure to share them freely with you so that you don’t blow a hole in your pocket like me. So please take note of the following costs below:

a. Full sized cost of the plot of land: It’s imperative to know the true cost of the land from your Agent even before you go and see the land. Don’t assume the price will arbitrarily drop because you’re putting pressure on them to sell, rather you will be shocked that these Omoniles will increase the price of the Land when they see your desperate. They will come up will all sorts of  eye brow raising excuses to push you to buy it quickly. My favorite all time Nonsensical skin crawling excuses that never seem to get old include the following: CONTINUE READING

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