Land Administration Reform in Lagos State
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Thontteh, E. O.
Omirin, M. M.
Conference Proceedings, University of Lagos
Land registration system is a necessary element to be considered in a developing market economy as it is the most effectively used and exchanged when the rights to land are registered. This paper assessed procedures for land titling and registration in the study location; identified problems critical to land registration reform as well as assessment of Electronic Document Management System (EDMS) with a view to evolving appropriate projections on the impacts of Electronic Document Management System on title registration in Lagos State. Population for the study includes practicing firm of Lawyers and Estate Surveyors and Valuers out of which the sample size was systematically drawn. Land Bureau officials were also interviewed as such, the study employed both qualitative and quantitative data while mean item score, t-test and factor analysis was used to isolate critical factors germane to land titling and registration. The paper outlines the challenges of land registration and titling as lack of institutional framework/ ambiguous legal framework, high land taxes/charges and inadequacy of technical skills/competent staff in the study area. Furthermore, EDMS is seen to have improved land registration administratively. However, it has not aided land dispute reduction nor has it increased the number of applications processed substantially.
Challenges , Land Title , Registration , Electronic Document Management System (EDMS) , Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES::Business and economics
Thontteh, E.O. & Omirin, M. M. (2015). Land Administration Reform in Lagos State presented at 10th Unilag Conference and Fair, University of Lagos, Akoka, Nigeria, 24th -26th November, 2015.