5 Important Things You Should Check Before Buying a Land in Ibeju Lekki, Lagos

So you are ready to buy a land in the Ibeju Lekki area of Lagos? Just before you pick your phone to make that call, these are the 5 very important things you must check before you buy, so you don’t waste your money.

For the past 6 years, we have helped over 100 clients get lands in Ibeju Lekki and other economically viable parts of Lagos. So you may have to believe us when we tell you that you should not skip checking these 5 points before committing to buying a land in Ibeju Lekki.

1: Location.

The location usually determines the value of the land you want to buy. We usually advise our clients to buy lands in developing areas. Here’s why;

  • If you want to invest, don’t buy land with no resale value.
  • If want to start a business, don’t buy land completely isolated from potential customers.
  • If you’re looking to build a house, don’t buy land you can’t build on.

Now the question is, aren’t we discussing Ibeju Lekki, which we all know to be developed? That’s a great point there. We are discussing issues to consider before buying a land in Ibeju Lekki. But Ibeju Lekki is just a local government to start with. So when we talk about location, you have to put into consideration, the towns and villages, because are actually where the lands are located. And that’s where the services of a real estate agency with a sound knowledge of property location details will become needed. Just for a preview, here are some areas in Ibeju Lekki where you could possibly see available lands for sale: Adeba, Abijo, Ikodo, Awoyaya, Batedo. If you have questions on which of the areas would be a good area, drop us your details and we will call you.

2: Environment.

As we said above, you really have to dig down to the major towns and villages within the Ibeju LGA. So check to see if the surrounding environment is not polluted.

Make sure there are no toxic substances in the area, like refuge disposals, poisonous smell from farms, carbon dioxide from manufacturing industries, etc.

Most importantly, ensure that the area has good drainage and is not prone to flooding. This can get really bad during raining seasons.


3: Zoning Restrictions.

Get adequate information about the zoning permits of the area where you plan to buy the land.

For instance, you can’t build a factory where government has already marked for residential building. Even if the area is for residential building, know the kind of building the government permits for the area.

A professional and experienced realtor with a good knowledge of available areas can provide all these with a good knowledge of available areas. Drop us your contact information and we will call you.


4. Soil Quality and Composition.

Know the quality of the soil. In addition to knowing whether the area is swampy or dry? What’s the level of the swamp, and how dry is it? This will tell you the extra amount you will spend to sand fill the land before you can start the foundation of your house. That’s if you want to start building immediately.


5. Legal Documents.

This very point is all encompassing, as you will need to have legal clearance, whether you want to buy from a swampy area or a dry portion. So before you make any payment,  please check if the land has the following documents;

  • Title of the Land.
  • Certificate of registration
  • Survey Plan
  • Deed of Assignment
  • Excision and Gazette.
  • C of O (certificate of occupancy)
  • Valid receipt


[Bonus] Other things to confirm include; size of the land, safety, security and pricing. All these should not be a problem to worry about if you work with a professional realtor, who would make sure every penny you invest into buying a land, either for a commercial or private use is worth a great return on investment.


We have some available lands in the Ibeju Lekki area

Cedarwood City Epe is one of them and is selling out fast for just #1.5M per plot.

You can pay in installments. NO fee or levy! 100% dry land.

You will also get free construction blocks, architectural drawings, advisory services and more.

If you want more information or you want to book an inspection, kindly drop your details and we will call you.