Selling of land is usually a more complicated process than selling developed property. When you sell a land property with a building, its use and value is established by the building and other structure on it. Before buying undeveloped land, most buyers will want to investigate what they can do with it to determine what it’s worth. At the same time, the buyer pool for land is usually lesser than the buyer pool for developed property. With this in mind, selling land quickly in Abuja requires unique strategies.
LAND SALE PROCEDURE
The person who owns and wishes to sell the property would contact the experts in property management where an agreement is made in the presence of the regulatory organisation. Afterward, the property agent takes custody of the property and aids to sell the land on behalf of the seller.
VERIFICATION OF PROPERTY
An agreement (verbal or written) between the land owner (seller) and the property agent is very important in this aspect, as the agent will help verify the availability of the said property to be sold. The verification of property involves a legal search via the Abuja Geographical Information System Office (AGIS).
LEGAL BACKUP PROCEDURE
In Abuja Nigeria, the norm of “Law of Contract” is very much regarded; this is principle you need to follow if you want to sell your properties.
The Law of Contract in selling property in Nigeria includes:-
Letter of request – a letter to the estate/property agent from the owner of the property (seller) requesting the agent to represent him/her in selling the property.
MUST I TRAVEL TO NIGERIA TO SELL MY PROPERTY? NO
However there are quite a lot of property agents in Abuja who can sell your property on your behalf. You do not need to be actually present to close any transaction; nevertheless, you must be careful and make your transaction known to the Nigeria Institute of Estate Surveys and Valuers to escape fraud. These are the most important things you have to bear in mind when you are selling real estate property in Nigeria.