Welcome to another Omonile Lawyer Land Verification Journal where we take you through all the Ups and Downs involved in carrying out a Detailed Land Search till we come to a final result for the Client.
This week we are beaming our search light on OKUN ISE VILLAGE IBEJU-LEKKI LOCAL GOVERNMENT LAGOS. We Hope it persuades you to appreciate the pains and lengths we go in confirming the validity of a property and why it should give you the confidence to contract us to carry out a proper search before you throw away your hard earned money.
A Client who is based in the United Kingdom Contracted Omonile Lawyer to carry out a search on a Land he was interested in Buying that was promoted to him by one of those Real Estate Installment payment Firms on the Internet.
At first we refused to carry out the search because we hardly encourage people to buy lands without viewing it first to see whether it is a land that they are comfortable with and has the necessary amenities that they crave for before they purchase it.
But he was adamant that we should do the search on his behalf because the Real Estate Developers had fueled his interest in the property with their aggressive marketing and promises. He was told that the land was close to the proposed Free trade Zone and he was buying into the future at a reduced cost.
We got in touch with the Sellers and asked them about their title and we were told that they were processing their C of O and it was almost out. We asked them how they procured the land and we were told that they bought it from one of the Families in that community and they have the receipts to prove it.
We asked them about the Layout of the Lands they own but they said their surveyor was working on it but if Our Client Pays he would be given his Plot immediately and the Surveyor would do his survey for him instantly. We told them to take us to the land to take the coordinates but they were reluctant to do so but chose to give us the Survey plan of the Whole area that they intended to sell.
When we charted the Coordinates of the their Survey plan, it showed the Land was free from Acquisition and was a good land that could be purchased. When we now asked them to take us to the specific land that our client wanted to buy, they said they won't take us there till they see money and interest from Our Client before they can show us the land.
We were visibly upset but devised another scheme to make them take us to the land. I quickly organized a Lawyer in my office to pretend as if he was the buyer and issued them a check that was to clear in 3 days but they were to show us the land in exchange for the Check.
They now took us to one Village called Okun Ise and pointed to a vast portion of land as the Lands their Company Acquired that they were processing the C of O. We wanted to come down from the car to see the lands properly but they rejected our proposition and said once the Money clears we could inspect it properly.
2 Days later unknown to the Sellers, we secretly traced the Land and our surveyor went round to take coordinates of the area and pictures and below is the search Report obtained from the Land:
To make matters worse when we decided to explore further the whole environment and not too far from the place the Agents showed us, we saw the following sign boards hidden in one corner:
OUR FINAL RECOMMENDATION TO THE CLIENT
This Land Located in OKUN ISE VILLAGE IBEJU-LEKKI LOCAL GOVERNMENT LAGOS should be avoided by Future prospective buyers because it belongs to the Lagos State Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives Coconut Development Authority. Its really shameful and pathetic for a Real estate firm to market a very bad land to an Unsuspecting Nigerian abroad because he did not have the means to view the land physically.
To make matters worse, it was until we coaxed them by giving them a Check which we quickly stopped at the bank that made them even take us to the supposedly land that they were trying to process their Fake C of O. These people are dangerous and prospective buyers should be very wary of people trying to sell them lands close to the Free trade zone without verifying it.
This land has no papers and you won't be able to get any Papers or documents from the Land bureau because it is a Committed Land. Any body that tells you other wise is just trying to deceive you and until he provides papers that show the place has been released, avoid this area.
Another thing we should point out is the dubious survey plan they showed us at first that showed that the Land was free from Government Acquisition. It was totally criminal of them to try to deceive us with that survey plan and that is why Omonile lawyer always insists that we go to the land physically to compare the coordinates with the Survey Plan given to us by the Seller.
Finally don’t do self service when you want to buy any land. Contact Omonile lawyer land verification services to carry out a proper land verification search. We have been doing this for 7 years and know virtually all the tricks land scammers have devised to steal your money.
If your time is precious and value a completely independent, objective and wholly impartial advice, whilst also providing you with complete discretion and anonymity get in touch with us to save your money from the hands of land fraudsters.