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Directorate of Land Registry

Head of Directorate

Tokunbo Alli-Balogun

(Amalli-balogun@lagosstate.gov.ng)

Functions and Activities

The Land Registry Directorate is a very sensitive part of the Bureau that is saddled with the responsibility of keeping an up-to-date record of all land transactions in the State. It is the only Agency of Government that is statutorily empowered to store registered documents relating to land virtue of:

  • Land Instrument and Registration Law, CAP L58 (Laws of Lagos State 2003)
  • Registration of Titles Law, Cap 4 (Laws of Lagos State 2003)
  • Registered Land Law, Cap R1 ( Laws of Lagos State 2003)
  • Registration of Titles Law, (Laws of Lagos State 2015)

The Land Registry coordinates the following:

  • Storage of proper records of all Land transactions in Lagos State
  • Registration of Deed/Assent/Vesting Deed, Court Judgment, Deed of Release, issuance of loss of documents, Certified True Copy (CTC), and conducting search.
  • Registration of instrument affecting Land in Lagos.
  • Administration of the Electronic Document Management System (E.D.M.S).
  • Scanning of Title Documents commenced in February, 2005; so far more than 10.5 million pages of Title Documents have been scanned and achieved;

REQUIREMENTS FOR REGISTRATION OF THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS:

  • VESTING RIGHTS
  • DEED OF ASSENT – Letters of Probate / VESTING DEED – Letters of Administration
    1. Appllication letter addressed to the Registrar of Titles requesting to register a Deed of Assent/Vesting Deed– with functional telephone lines and e-mail addresses
    2. Two copies of Deed of Assent/Vesting Deed
      –  Deed must be dated, signed and each page initialed
      –  Passport Photographs of all the Administrators/Executors to be attached to the Deed
      –  Front cover of Deed must be signed and sealed by Solicitor that prepared the Deed
      –  Spiral/Book binding
    3. Certified True Copy (CTC) of Root of Title
    4. Certified True Copy (CTC) of the Letter of Administration/Will
    5. Sworn Affidavit deposed by the Administrators/Executors attesting to the vesting.
    6. Original (for sighting) and 1(one) copy of a valid means of Identification of all the Administrator(s)/Executor.
    7. Payment Receipts
FOR LOST/DESTROYED TITLE DOCUMENTS:
    • CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY- EXTRACT OF TITLE DOCUMENT:
      1. Application letter requesting for an Extract of Title document – with functional telephone lines and e-mail addresses
      2. 2 (Two) copies of the following information/documentation (spiral binding):-
        –  Affidavit of Loss (passport photograph attached)
        –  Police Report on the missing document with full details of Title
        –  Newspaper Publication in a National newspaper (i.e. ¼ (quarter) page)
        –  Certified True Copy (CTC) of the Title document
      3. 2 (Two) Extra sets of colored passport photograph (5 by 5) with white background
      4. Valid means of Identification of the Applicant (1(one) copy and Original (for sighting)
      5. Letter of Authority (where application is being processed on behalf of title holder)
      6. Original and Photocopy of Payment receipts
    • LAND CERTIFICATE – ISSUANCE OF NEW CERTIFICATE:
      1. Application letter requesting for the issuance of a new Certificate
      2. 2 (Two) copies of the following information/documentation (spiral binding):-
        – Affidavit of Loss (passport photograph attached)
        – Police Report on the missing document with full details of Title
        – Certified True Copy (CTC) of the Title document
      3. 2 (Two) Extra sets of colored passport photograph (5 by 5) with white background
      4. Valid means of Identification of the Applicant (1(one) copy and Original (for sighting)
      5. Letter of Authority (where application is being processed on behalf of title holder)
      6. Original and Photocopy of Payment receipts
    • COURT JUDGEMENT:
      1. Application letter requesting for the Registration of Judgment
      2. 2 (Two) Certified copies of the Judgement or Writ of Execution with particulars of the land, sub-lease or mortgage for registration.
      3. Certified True Copy (CTC) of the Title document
      4. The survey plan referred to in the Judgment or Writ of Execution
      5. Letter of Authority (where application is being processed on behalf of title holder)
      6. Original and Photocopy of Payment receipts
    • DEED OF RELEASE:
      1. Application letter requesting for the Registration of Release of Mortgage/Charge
      2. 2 (Two) copies of Deed of Release (duly stamped)
        – Deed must be dated, signed and each page initialed
        – Front cover of Deed must be signed and sealed by Solicitor that prepared the Deed
        – Spiral/Book binding
      3. Certified True Copy (CTC) of the Deed of Mortgage
      4. Letter of Authority (where application is being processed on behalf of title holder)
      5. Original and Photocopy of Payment
    • OBTAINING CERTIFIED TRUE COPY (CTC) / E-SEARCH
      1. Duly completed Form 3 (Search)/ Form 5 (CTC)
      2. Original of Payment receipts

SCALE OF CHARGES

S/N  PRODUCT  FEE / % 
 1  SEARCH  N3,750.00
 2  CERTIFIED TRUE COPY  N5,625.00
 3  SURVEY PLAN FOR C.T.C OF DEED  N1,875.00
 4  FOR C.T.C. OF TITLES  N5,625.00
 5  COMPOSITE PLAN  N37,500.00
 6  WITHDRAWAL OF CAUTION  N13,125.00
 7  COURT ORDER  N15,000.00
 8  COURT JUDGEMENT  N15,000.00
 9  DEED OF RECTIFICATION  N18,750.00
 10  MEMORANDUM OF LOSS/EXRACT  N18,570.00
 11  RELEASE  N18,750.00
 12  DEED OF SURRENDER  N18,750.00
 13  UP-STAMPING   1.5%
 14  SUPPLEMENTAL DEED   1.5%
 15  DEED OF ASSIGNMENT  3% Not Affected
 16  SUB-LEASE   3% Not Affected
 17  LEASE   3% Not Affected
 18  CERTIFICATE OF PURCHASE   3% Not Affected
 19  TRANSFER/POWER OF ATTORNEY   3% Not Affected
 20  GIFT   3% Not Affected
 21  AGREEMENT   3% Not Affected
 22  MORTGAGES  0.5%
 23  RELEASE OF MORTGAGE  N18,750.00
 24  DEED OF ASSENT  N37,500.00
 25  VESTING DEED  N37,500.00
 26  CHANGE OF OWNERSHIP  N37,500.00
 27  LOST CERTIFICATE  N37,500.00
 28  CAUTION  N28,125.00
 29  ADDENDUM  N12,500.00
 30  OBJECTION  N20,000.00