The main purpose of a land search is to detect fraud, determine the real ownership of the land/property and its authenticity and whether or not the land is government acquisition free. This is to protect buyers from an unfortunate incident that could prevent them the use and enjoyment of the property.
HOW DO YOU CONDUCT A LAND VERIFICATION SEARCH?
To conduct a land verification search, Lagos State Bureau of Land is the body responsible for all land records and land matters in general in Lagos Nigeria. Searches are conducted by:
Submitting an application with an affidavit of purpose;
Obtaining a verification form (At a cost);
Name of the property owner;
Address of the property;
Land survey plan.