Ogun State set to assist Land owners who have no papers to regularise their Documents

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The Ogun State Government has initiated steps to enhance infrastructural development of the state. It has introduced the Homeowners’ Charter Programme aimed at enabling homeowners regularise the legal status and documentation of their properties. The scheme, according to a statement from the state Ministry of Urban and Physical Planning, will apart from forming an integral part of the government’s mission to rebuild the state, provide data for the medium-term planning for provision of roads, schools, hospitals and other essential services. The statement said further that it will enable owners of properties build without government approval regularise their title documents through a window of opportunity to obtain building plan approval and certificates of occupancy. “All penalties and fees would be waived while fees are discounted to enable a large percentage of residents benefit,” it said.

The GIS Satellite mapping of the state, the ministry said, revealed significant numbers of unrecorded properties, while thousands of houses in the state have no building plan approval, certificate of occupancy and other title documents The statement said: “It is expected that properties with regularised documents will benefit from Ogun State Governments’ urban renewal policy through effective planning of facilities in the areas of education, health and other essential infrastructure. It will also minimise disputes of ownership of properties while property related fraud and problems of land speculators are reduced to the barest minimum.The Homeowners’ Charter Programme will also enhance the value of the property market in the state.” The statement, however, categorise some properties as those that are not eligible for participation in the Homeownerships’ Charter Programme. They are: Properties built under Power Holding Company of Nigeria’s (PHCN) high tension cable, those built on the government’s acquired land, property occupying right of way of Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) pipelines, property built on flood plains and a host of others that contravened the law. Residents are urged to take advantage of the Homeowners’ Charter aimed at allowing them to regularise the titles of their properties at reduced cost.

 

Final Word by Omonile Lawyer

Very Good and Commendable Move by the Ogun state Land bureau. There are so many properties in Ogun that do not have the requisite papers nor do the land owners know the importance and necessity of getting their documents regularized so as to avert future issues. With this it makes it easier for people who have always wanted to perfect their documents to willingly come out and ratify their documents. Lagos state should take a cue from Ogun and do likewise!

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54 Responses

  1. Adetunji says:

    How do i benefit and partake in the Homeowners’ Charter Programme> Where do i go from here?

  2. banji says:

    I have a land that I want to regularize the papers. How do I go about it.how do I register for the home owners charter program

  3. gillian nduoma says:

    Hello Barrister, pls add me to your mailing list. i am intrested in the ogun state home owners regularisation scheme and would like to commission your services for this. thank you.

  4. yemy says:

    Good morning Omonile Lawyer,
    We are still waiting for an update and procedures for the housing scheme above.

    Thank you and God bless you

  5. Tope Olusola says:

    Sir,
    We are still waiting for your update on this.
    Secondly I used to believe you handle only Lagos State; please confirm if you handle Ogun state property/land documentation issues too.
    Thanks

  6. Lanre says:

    I have a land that I want to register the papers. How do I go about it, How do I register for the home owners charter program

  7. Odetomi Michael says:

    Please, what is the process of benefiting from the Ogun State government scheme that will enable homeowners in the state register their land/house?

  8. sulaimon oyebona says:

    This is a great idea, I m a home owner at Magboro along gas line road but I am currently working in OYO STATE. Please I need your help, what is your mobile no Sir

  9. Callistus Aina Chanbang says:

    I am interested in the Ogun State oenweship but I dont know the bank or the government agencies that i can purchase the forms to register. can you please put the agencies or bank on site for us to know as there is a closing date for the scheme. Thank you.

    C. A. Chanbang

  10. Toyin Azeez says:

    The land I built on was purchased by a cooperative society and allocated to members by the society. Is it the society that is supposed to purchase the form or I? I need your advise so as not to miss out on this window of opportunity. Thank you

    • It is your personal land so you have to get the perfection in your own name. It’s possible some cooperative members have not built, will you wait for those ones that have not done theirs too?

  11. Pastor Daniel says:

    My father is late but left an uncompleted building and a completed bungalow on the same two plot of land. we however do not know if he has a C of O. all we have is a photocopy of the survey plan and the approved building plan. The uncompleted building however houses our youth ministry, a church and winners Zonal fellowship. Please what can we do to secure the C of O? Pls advice.

    • Go to the surveyor general’s office and town planning office to ask for a certified true copy of your documents if your dad has lodged it officially. If not, you have to do new ones and apply for the home owners charter Programme in ogun

  12. clement says:

    i bought a land from somebody that has survey plan, deed of agreement from the family, application for c of o and receipt for the payment for the processing and i have agreement with the original buyer of the land, do i need to apply for the program

  13. Chris says:

    Hi Barrister,

    You are such a wonderful guy. May God speed you in this enterprise. amen. I have a piece of land at the Asiwaju (Liberty) Estate if Ibafo that I bought from a woman who ha d biought it from the family that owns the enitire land in that area. I have almost completed a 3-bedroom folat on the land. I am interested in getting a building plan approval and a C of O for the property. How may I benefit from the current programme of the Ogun State government?

    • Thanks for the kind words. Once you complete the house, you will be eligible for it. Once you put the roof and paint inside, add some kitchen and bathroom fittings, then it’s ready to be inhabited and you can start getting your documents ready for it

  14. Wale Joseph says:

    Sir No Surve Plan,no Building Plan But Am Living In D Building Did Qualify

  15. prince says:

    Hello barrister,
    Really appreciate your efforts in making us understand what is right from wrong.. May almighty continue to bless you (Amen). Pls sir with due respect, I bought a land recentlyfrom a man (family land) around OGTV side, and just did my deed of agreement, I now want to know the next steps to take so as not to have issues with people concerning d land because am a novice in land aspect..thanks in advance

  16. Engr Adedayo says:

    Hi Omonile Lawyer,
    I once gave your contact to someone who needed to buy a large hectarage of estate land in Lekki-Epe. I guess reading your column guaranteed my trust in your abilities. As im not based in Lagos, I’ll. also appreciate any reference on agents who can quickly and urgently get a buyer for me. estate plot of land in mowe. Estate is mainland city park nearest to redeem camp.
    Size: 648 Sq.mtrs

  17. Hi Omonile Lawyer,
    I once gave your contact to someone who needed to buy a large hectarage of estate land in Lekki-Epe. I guess reading your column guaranteed my trust in your abilities. As im not based in Lagos, I’ll. also appreciate any reference on agents who can quickly and urgently get a buyer for me. estate plot of land in mowe. Estate is mainland city park nearest to redeem camp.
    Size: 648 Sq.mtrs
    My number is: 08157505857 (text only)

  18. adeyemi bello says:

    Pls. sir, when is the closing date for the ongoing registration.

  19. Mr damilola A Ridwan says:

    Hi sirhow do I find out about d land @ ibaragun area of ogun state ? Op it isn’t govt land and is d reciept for d land enuf wot r d other tins I need 2 get?

  20. Mr damilola A Ridwan says:

    Mr barrister
    Plz I just bought a land @ ibaragun area of ogun state hoe do I kne if it isn’t gvt land and wot r d documents I need 2 make me d eligible owner of it and bsids I dnt av money 2 build it now

  21. adeyemi bello says:

    Will there be extension of d closing date of d on going registration as I got d information very late n I work in port harcourt or Wii there be another opportunity very soon. Thanks sir.

  22. emmanuel levi says:

    how do i go about my papers

  23. Egedin Ambrose says:

    Sir, i bought a plot of land from one estate at Igbesa near Nigeria-chinese free trade zone centre very close to Agbara Ogun state getting to two years now but they have not allocated it to me since then. They keep telling me to wait that they are still developing it. Please is it so long before someone can get it allotment.

  24. Ekene Oselukwue says:

    Read your article and the forwarding comments above. Have an uncompleted building in the State but would like to sell entire property but no C-of-O. I’ll to know if i can use your services to secure docs. Residency abroad. Thanks ….

  25. Jide says:

    Please, i need your advice as regard land survey? does land survey cover for your property? can other party claim your land with land survey?

    Regards.

    Thanks

    • if there are 2 survey plans on a property, the first person who registers it at the surveyor generals office has a greater and better claim to the other person.

  26. MR AFOLABI P OYEGUNLE says:

    My commentis that since ihave
    subimited the home owner form since febuary 2014. (C-Of-O)
    I have not heared responce from the authourity. thanks

  27. Chibuzo Eke says:

    Sir, I own a property in Sango but I am based in the East. I dully completed the forms and got an sms from ”HOMEOWNERS” intimating of a proposed property inspection on Saturday 13, September 2014 by 10.00AM. I receieved the sms about 11AM on the said date and spent the entire day calling the advised telephone numbers without success. Till this moment, nobody has made any effort to answer calls on the two lines. I sent an sms to the lines requesting for a new date so that my care-taker would be part of the inspection with all necessary documents. Yet silence is all that I have received. I am at lost since I don not know if this could be deliberate to entrap people into falling ”fowl” of the law. Kindly assist. Thanks

  28. Lolade Adegbenga says:

    Hello Barrister,
    Pls I need to process the Certified True Copy of my property at Ogun State. How do I go about it and what is the cost? Thanks

  29. OLANIYI B. DAMILOLA says:

    Can I still obtain C of O form?

  30. Very nice article on land matters.I will be interested in yoir writing for my property blog as well very cheap and affordable land in Ogun State http://land-for-sale-in-ogun-state.blogspot.com/

  31. segun kilani says:

    i want to buy land but am not that financially buoyant so i don’t wont to be duped i want to know how to do survey so that no body can take it from me after paying

  32. Lascar says:

    The law your assistance is highly needed. i bought 2 plots of land along Lagos/Ibadan express road in 1987. i have the land purchasing receipt from land owners and also have red copy of survey documents. i built a property worth more than five million naira on the land but it was destroyed and demolished on the 04/3/2015 by Ogun state government. Where is the way forward sir. UK contact is 07950434852.

  33. Lascar says:

    The law your assistance is highly needed. i bought 2 plots of land along Lagos/Ibadan express road in 1987. i have the land purchasing receipt from land owners and also have red copy of survey documents. i built a property worth more than five million naira on the land but it was destroyed and demolished on the 04/3/2015 by Ogun state government. Where is the way forward sir. UK contact is 07950434852

  34. Eningeno Ben says:

    Thanks for the information.
    How do I get my papers regularized and take benefit from the homeowners chartered programme of the government.I have a plt of land at Otta which I am trying to develop.

  35. olusesi says:

    Al I want 2 get is certificate of occupancy, please hw can I go about it barrister, please help me

  36. bamidele says:

    Good day barrister and thanks for devoting your time and effort to assisting us all for your selfless service.may God reward you.please sir,i will like to know if the olorushogo land area at ifo (ogun state)is not government properperty.becuase I just bought a land their not quiet long.thanks as you reply.

    • ayoola olumuyiwa peter says:

      Good day Barrister,i Please sir I just bought a land at Abaren village extension along Adesan road road Mowe.& iwas told is under ogun state new town development for residential scheme. will I be able to get my paper I I apply?

  37. fadahunsi dorcas omolola says:

    we apply for this program last year and the officer came for inspection up till today we are yet to know how much we suppose to pay.please what can we do.

  38. I was disqualified for the fact that my house was not yet completed when the home charter officers came inspecting. How do l redo or refresh my application because l was ingnorant that time and the house is now completely finished.thanks. odunfa Ouwagbenga

  39. Anthony Esuturie says:

    good day sir, I applied for ogun State HOC, and the property have been inspected and I was ask to pay the money for the C of O in which I’ve paid last year 2015 in gateway bank. I was told by the officials that it will take up to 8 month for the CofO to get ready but right now, I have not received any news from ogun state HOC. please what step do I need to take?

  40. timi adedayo says:

    i have a survey plan done , how can i verify the status of the survey to know if it is original or not..

  41. OLABODE says:

    Please kindly help me. I have paid my assessment fee on Home charter since August 2015 but up till now I have not been called for any thing, either biometric or C of O. Please help me. God bless you

  42. ak says:

    Please. The law , kindly send your contact address and number to me

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