WHAT IS A DEED OF RECTIFICATION?
A Deed of Rectification is used to correct errors or mistakes made on a registered property document which was discovered after the registration. The errors are usually in relation to name (spelling, title or designation), land size or land shape.
Where the Rectification is based on a wrong Survey Plan, a Newspaper Publication is usually not required. However, where the Rectification is based on the Name, a Newspaper Publication is required.
According to the Lagos State Government Lands Bureau, there are laid down requirement for Rectification of Title to Land.
REQUIREMENTS FOR RECTIFICATION
1.Application letter addressed to the Permanent Secretary, Lands Bureau.
2.Deed of Rectification
3. 2Nos. Sunprint Survey plan for survey rectification
4. Newspaper publication in a widely circulated newspaper
5.Means of identification (National ID, Driving License, Voter’s Card or data page of valid International passport) of the applicant.
6.Sworn affidavit with passport photograph attached.
7. Receipts evidencing payment of rectification charges:
Rectification Fee: 0.75% of assessed value,
Stamp duty: 0.375% of assessed value and
Registration: 0.375% of assessed value
WORKFLOW FOR TITLE RECTIFICATION
Submission of application/request (with attached documents)
•Evaluation of Deeds and documents submitted
•Survey Charting (Surveyor-General)
•Investigation of site by other Agencies of Government, where necessary
• Recommendation for approval
•Stamping and Registration by Land Registry
• Collection of registered deed at Land Services.