Skip to main content

7 Must Know Tips For House Hunting in Lagos

7 Must Know Tips For House Hunting In Lagos

When you are in the city of Lagos, you are told to shine your eyes (be smart and observant). Lagosians don’t say this slang for fun. It is because if you dare to laggard, you will have yourself to blame. Same goes for persons who are house hunting in the city.

Renting an apartment in Lagos is a project on its own. It is time-consuming. It is even worse when you are desperately looking for an apartment. However, when you are house hunting it requires a lot of patience no matter how frantic you are. This is because the landlord and agent will not live with you in the house. So, if you don’t want to regret renting an apartment in Lagos, here are some tips that can help you. Again, it is strongly advised to shine your eyes.

  1. Never allow the agent to sweet talk you

  2. You must work with an agent when you are house hunting in Lagos. They know where all the houses that are available for rent. They are the reason for the unreasonable cost of houses in the city. This said, don’t ever allow an agent to bamboozle you into renting an apartment. If you don’t like firmly say you don’t and don’t be carried away by their niceties. It’s just for show. After they get their money, you are on your own. That is why you should keep the relationship strictly formal.

  3. Decide what you want based on money

  4. Most times than not, agents take advantage of house hunters who don’t know what they want. What kind of apartment are you looking for? Is it a room and parlour or a one room toilet and kitchen or a self-contain? You must define what you want or else the agent will tell you what you want without any options. Also, consider money. Importantly, seek advice from friends who already rented their apartment.

  5. The house itself

  6. You just have to inspect the house thoroughly before agreeing to rent it. Are there basic amenities like water, and electricity? What about the toilet and kitchen? Can you use them? The people? Is the environment neat that your partner will not complain about it? Are there any cracks in the ceiling? Are the pipes leaking? So, if your answers are yes and you don’t want to abandon your rented apartment for any guest house, don’t rent such a house.
House hunting tips

  1. Always go house hunting during the rainy season

  2. The best time to search for a house is during the rainy season. This is because you don’t want to return home one day and your house is flooded!

  3. The resident landlord

  4. Some landlords cannot mind their business. They keep puck nosing into the affairs of their tenants. If you don’t like a house where the landlord resides, you may just walk away. Sometimes you don’t blame the landlord, some tenants are a menace. Also, some landlords have sugar coated mouths, don’t lose your guard.

  5. Proximity to your workplace

  6. Rent an apartment that is close to your workplace because you will spend less on transport and don’t need to worry about the hectic Lagos traffic. But, the ultimate is the comfortability of the apartment. Don’t transact for proximity.

  7. The environment

  8. The environment is the ultimate. It must be secured and not prone to flood. What you should, perhaps, have in mind is that will your partner like the environment or house you rented?


Popular posts from this blog

Dream Interpretation – Dreams of Being Naked

One of the most common dreams around the world is the one in which the dreamer is naked. Dreams of being naked can have several interpretations, and the nakedness in the dream can manifest itself in a number of different ways.

In some naked dreams, the dreamer is simply going about his or her own business, commuting to work driving in the car, walking around the neighborhood, etc. In many cases, the dreamer is completely unaware of his or her nakedness and not at all bothered by it.

In other cases, the dreamer is aware of his or her nakedness but no one else seems to notice at all. While the dreamer may be conscious of the nakedness, everyone else just goes on about their business and make no comments. These types of dreams are often manifestations of the dreamer’s fears. Often the dreamer has fears that he or she worries may be uncovered. Dreams in which no one but the dreamer notices the nakedness are often indications that the fears bothering the dreamer are unfounded, and …

7 Solid Truths About Eating Cow Skin (Ponmo)

Ponmo is cow skin which has been processed for consumers to cook and eat like beef. Over the years cow skin popularly called ponmo has become an important delicacy that is eaten by everyone. When you order a plate of eba and egusi soup, you buy ponmo and meat. So, you begin to wonder how and when ponmo found its way to the plate of Nigerians. Anyways, if you love cow skin or ponmo so much, here are some solid truths about ponmo.

1. The over-consumption of ponmo is affecting the leather industry The leather industry is suffering from the consumption of ponmo by Nigerians. Instead of these hides being used to make shoes, bags and wallets, we prefer to eat them. Consequently, Nigeria is losing out of the 75 billion dollars global leather industry according to Mr. Olufemi Aluko of the Faculty of Clinical Sciences, Obafemi Awolowo University. Perhaps, this why Nigeria imports all her leathers.

2. Its nutritional benefits is in doubt There has been a lot of back and forth about the nutritio…

6 Fascinating Events to Attend This Easter Holidays in Lagos

Lagos is bubbling because it is Easter. You will not only go to work, there are also a handful of fascinating events happening during the long Easter holiday. You don’t need to worry about which event to attend as jumia travel, the leading online travel agency gathers some of the events for you. As you go to this event, don’t forget to book your favourite Lagos hotel as some of them may run into the night.

Fela! The Broadway Musical In Concert This is one of the many entertainment shows lined up to celebrate Lagos at 50. The concert is to celebrate late Fela Kuti, the founder and pioneer of the Afrobeat music genre. The musical will reenact Fela’s life and music live on stage. It will feature the original cast members of the Broadway musical FELA. It will be held at the Eko Convention Centre, Eko Hotel & Suites. The show starts at 8 pm and runs from 13th through to the 15th. Admission is 5,000 and regular ticket cost 15,000.

AY Live 2017 This is arguably the most popular event du…