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DIRECTORATE OF LAND REGISTRY

DIRECTORATE OF LAND REGISTRY

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
  • Application 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
  • Certified True Copy (CTC) of Root of Title
  • Certified True Copy (CTC) of the Letter of Administration/Will
  • Sworn Affidavit deposed by the Administrators/Executors attesting to the vesting.
  • Original (for sighting) and 1(one) copy of a valid means of Identification of all the Administrator(s)/Executor.
  • Payment Receipts

 

 

  • FOR LOST/DESTROYED TITLE DOCUMENTS:

CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY- EXTRACT OF TITLE DOCUMENT:

  • Application letter requesting for an Extract of Title document – with functional telephone lines and e-mail addresses
  • 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
  • 2 (Two) Extra sets of colored passport photograph (5 by 5) with white background
  • Valid means of Identification of the Applicant (1(one) copy and Original (for sighting)
  • Letter of Authority (where application is being processed on behalf of title holder)
  • Original and Photocopy of Payment receipts

 

  • LAND CERTIFICATE – ISSUANCE OF NEW CERTIFICATE:
  • Application letter requesting for the issuance of a new Certificate
  • 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
  • 2 (Two) Extra sets of colored passport photograph (5 by 5) with white background
  • Valid means of Identification of the Applicant (1(one) copy and Original (for sighting)
  • Letter of Authority (where application is being processed on behalf of title holder)
  • Original and Photocopy of Payment receipts

 

 

 

 

  • COURT JUDGEMENT:
  • Application letter requesting for the Registration of Judgment
  • 2 (Two) Certified copies of the Judgement or Writ of Execution with particulars of the land, sub-lease or mortgage for registration.
  • Certified True Copy (CTC) of the Title document
  • The survey plan referred to in the Judgment or Writ of Execution
  • Letter of Authority (where application is being processed on behalf of title holder)
  • Original and Photocopy of Payment receipts

 

  • DEED OF RELEASE:
  • Application letter requesting for the Registration of Release of Mortgage/Charge
  • 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
  • Certified True Copy (CTC) of the Deed of Mortgage
  • Letter of Authority (where application is being processed on behalf of title holder)
  • Original and Photocopy of Payment receipts

 

  • OBTAINING CERTIFIED TRUE COPY (CTC) / E-SEARCH
  • Duly completed Form 3 (Search)/ Form 5 (CTC)
  • 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