Picture this… A beautiful property located in Ojodu axis in Lagos, according to the agent in charge, is available for rent. Coincidentally, this comes at a time that you are in need of an apartment. When you learn this property has four 2-bedroom flats and that they are all available at N500,000 per flat, it strikes you a reasonable deal. You proceed to put a call through to the agent and make plans for an inspection.

On the agreed date, he takes you to the apartment, you go in, everything checks out and you even take selfies for your Instagram page with the caption: “Time for a new space…”

You make payment after four days and you are expected to move in within the next three weeks. Well, because the house is really nice, you decide to show it off to your fiance or friends a week before you move in. You take them there on a weekend but on your arrival, you find a group of angry men and women lamenting how the agent has collected money from 81 other people for the same flat you just paid for.

It suddenly dawns on you… You have been scammed!

Concerned by the rising trend of fake property agents, Private Property, Nigeria’s property website that connects house owners and sellers with buyers as well as those looking to rent apartments has taken over as a property agent to make the experience safer, faster and memorable for you.

This new model connects homeowners directly with those looking to buy or rent an apartment or house. Renting an apartment, buying a home or selling a property in Lagos can prove difficult and sometimes messy if not professionally handled by professionals in the Nigerian real estate space.

Guess what? Renting, buying and selling property should be easy! You can buy or rent directly online with Private Property. Below are benefits of dealing directly with Private Property rather than property agents.

  • It is safer
  • It is more convenient
  • It saves time
  • It gives you access to more properties
  • It helps you negotiate better deals
  • It provides you with local market property trends