Why You should Pay the Valuation Fee

Posted by Claire Chizea on January 17, 2020

There‚Äôs been accusations and allegations, about valuers and financial institutions in particular, fiddling with the amounts as fees for the provision of Valuation services. This state of affairs creates dissonance in the polity and red ocean competition amongst colleagues. A situation that bodes no good for the real estate market. In this post, we take […]

How Just is Nigeria’s Compulsory Acquisition Policy

Posted by Claire Chizea on June 28, 2019

Compulsory acquisition was the subject of my University Term Paper in 1975, long before I knew I would be involved in the process as a Real Estate Practitioner. I have had a continuous hands on experience in the last 12 years, for federal, state and local governments as well as private organizations in the acquisition […]

Managing Workmen

Posted by Claire Chizea on October 14, 2016

Picture this scenario You just moved into your new home or office/shop, or you have been enjoying your space but need to upgrade, the old WCs, bathtubs/showers, doors, windows, power points, fittings and fixtures, or even tiles. You find you not only require the services of plumbers and electricians – the two most used tradesmen […]

Discussing Property Issues on the Udy Factor

Posted by Claire Chizea on September 16, 2016

Udy’s television programme provides practical information on a wide range of issues to help her viewers make informed choices. I was invited to talk about property issues, and was asked some really good questions. What are the qualities of a good Real Estate agent? How can we avoid fake agents? What should the relationship between […]

How to Secure your Home for Free

Posted by Claire Chizea on September 2, 2016

The incidents of loss of valuables (and sometimes lives) of home owners especially single ladies and the elderly living alone has resulted in the boost in the sale of security gadgets. As much as we welcome these technological advancements, we believe that the best cure for any ill is to tackle it from the source. […]

Road Abuse

Posted by Claire Chizea on August 19, 2016

The question has often been asked why we fail to take care of our environment and why we live in filth, dropping and littering our spaces mindlessly with refuse of all sorts. Is it a Nigerian thing? Why can’t we have clean homes and environments like the oyibo people we love to copy so much? […]