How to Avoid Private Land Seller Troubles in Lagos

If you ask anyone that has bought or hoping to buy land in Lagos about their obstacles in buying such land, they would tell you about the fear of an encounter with private land owners (Omo-Onile).

Some people have vowed never to buy land in Lagos again because of the bitter experience with these people. No matter where you hope to buy land in Lagos, you are highly likely to have an encounter with them.

Who, then, are the private land owners (Omo-Onile)?

Private land owners (Omo-Onile) are people who claim ownership of land. A land can belong to a family; someone sells it and gives you its papers. Then, other family members get wind of it, and instead of fighting the seller, they decide to harass you.

private land owners

And if care is not taken, you may end up paying for and multiple times because they keep showing up. Private land owners (Omo-Onile) are not calm people you can take with leniency. They can be a big bone in your throat. You must stand firm and severe if you don’t want your land property taken away.

Buying land is not that simple -it involves a lot. These private land owners (Omo-Onile may sell to multiple people, thereby causing severe trouble. And if you are not the type that likes you, you may leave that land out of frustration.

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Alhaji Dauda, for the past six years, is still having issues with them. Alhaji is a callous man, and the more they trouble him, the more he is bent on not leaving the land. It even got to the point of going diabolical, yet, he didn’t budge.

One thing about other mo-online groups is that prevention is better than cure. Avoid them as much as you can, and how you do this, I will highlight them in this article. It would help if you had a property Lawyer

Not all Lawyers can handle this for you; that’s why you need a Lawyer who specializes in property Law. They will be able to handle it adequately based on professionalism and experience.

Go to the site with the land surveyor and your Lawyer

A land surveyor should

Read the coordinate of the plot with his GPS (Global Positioning System) and other instruments
Compare the coordinate readings with the ones in the land survey if there is a copy already.

If it corresponds, your lawyer/agent should go to Alausa with a copy to find out if the land is under Government acquisition or not. The response from Alausa will determine if you should move to the next stage or not.

Your Lawyer sees to proper paperwork

These papers are essential to be done appropriately

When a private land owner (Omo-Onile) sees a Lawyer who knows her onion, they are hesitant to mess up, so they comply level-headed.

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Your Lawyer will organize a meeting between you and representatives of the private land owners (Omo-Onile) and all families involved in the said land transaction and make sure they append their signatures for proper documentation. You can go ahead with developing your land because your property is safe after all these are achieved.

Negotiation by your Lawyer

Your Lawyer comes in again by negotiating a settlement with the neighbourhood’s private land owners (Omo-Onile). Each stage of development might involve the interference of private landowners (Omo-Onile).

That is why your Lawyer should meet them for negotiation before you start development to avoid wasting materials because they could beat and harass your workers on site, which is a significant issue.

If the news spreads, site workers may be unwilling to work on your site even if it’s all settled. Another issue is that if anyone is killed or maimed in the process of chaos, this issue might drain you for years because it will definitely end up in court.

Meanwhile, you should also consider the “Community Development Association.” You don’t want to keep having issues with these people because having so much trouble with them may end up extending your project to the stage of getting tempted to abandon it.

So, it’s advisable that your Lawyer meets them ahead of time and discusses and negotiates a settlement. Once this is done and the original receipt is given, you don’t have any future problems. Then your project will undoubtedly move smoothly without any interference/ disruption and will be completed within the stipulated time frame.

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