Stay Away From Touts When Registering Your Property, Lagos Warns Residents
If you want to register your property in Lagos, the Lagos state government has a piece of advice for you – stay away from tout seeking.
In fact, the government wants you to stay away from any third party asking you to let them help you register your property.
According to the Special Adviser to Governor Akinwunmi Ambode on Urban Development, Mrs. Yetunde Onabule, residents should register their properties by themselves at the designated land registry or engage the services of seasoned professionals.
“The Land Registry is now very conducive for all transactions, it is easy to access and displays required documents for all kinds of registration. Therefore, I enjoin you to please make the best use of it, desist from patronising touts and third parties in registering titles, and save yourselves from embarrassments and financial loss,” she said.
Onabule, at the 2018 Ministerial Press Briefing of the Lands Bureau, stated that the bureau recently discovered fraudulent activities in the process of title documents and had consequently de-registered the affected documents.
She added, “Upon discovery of fraudulent activities in the registration process of title documents without strict adherence to laid down procedures in the registry, the Registrar of Titles had de-registered some title documents and contacted the affected property owners on the development, charging them to provide all necessary evidences on the registration.”
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