The influx of properties in prestigious areas such as Ikoyi and Lekki does not make finding your ideal home any easier. However tasking the search may be, there are three major things you need to consider.
I can’t stress this enough, it is incredibly vital.
You have to consider the location of your house carefully. Questions that need answered are whether it is close enough to your place of work, church, or your children’s school? The recent showers of rains should illustrate the importance of good roads.
These are one of the first points that need to be considered before you pick a location talk less of the property.
2. Access to Facilities
This is something a lot of people overlook until they move in. You need to make sure your house has the basic amenities such as electricity and water. If it’s a serviced flat with a common generator, ensure it runs at decent time frames, if not 24hours. Good water, number of parking space, are also points to consider. Most efficiently run serviced properties come with all this, but make it a habit to enquire.
3. History Lesson
A general rule of thumb is to find out why the previous tenant left. If you have a landlord living on the premises, studies show that living in such an environment becomes that much harder. Before you say yes to the address, just try to be sure the last tenant left for all the right reasons.
Leasing of properties in prominent locations cater to the high-end market and is usually leased to multinational corporate, large local companies and wealthy individuals. However, since Nigeria is in a recession, many companies and individuals are forced to review their residential requirements and adjusting to the financial change.
On a positive note, landlords in order to keep their income flowing, have altered their requirements to suit the demands of the market. They also go the extra mile in maintaining a well kept property at reasonable costs to ensure they don’t have a high turn over or worse long vacancy periods and ultimately attract good quality tenants.
Take a look at the latest offers on available properties, for lease and for sale in Ikoyi, Lekki, Victoria island and environs, and direct your enquiries to our marketing consultant, Ayobami, who is available on: 0817 000 1638.