Nigeria (NG)

Jurisdiction Overview

416 *Real Estate Registry: Is there a central registry of domestic real estate publicly available online? No, there is no central registry of real estate.
 Data Date: 2019


According to the World Bank Doing Business report for Nigeria (2019), only intermediaries and interested parties can obtain information on land ownership at the Lagos State Land Registry. While the report indicates that there is a digitalised database for title or deed records, the majority of maps of land lots are kept in paper format. Because the official website of the Lagos State Land Registry states that the agency is in charge of registration of instruments affecting Land in Lagos. Thus, because every State operates a separate registry, we conclude that Nigeria does not have a central registry for domestic real estate.