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Renting an Apartment: Where and How to get a 2/3-bedroom Flat for 350k

| General Articles | March 13, 2012

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For a prospective tenant, getting a decent accommodation in Lagos on a low/reasonable budget could be as Herculean a task as scaling a pregnant cow over a 12-feet fence.

The challenges faced by prospective tenants often range from shylock landlords to fraudulent real estate agents, and even to the most daunting task of finding that suitable apartment in the desired location at pocket friendly rent.

Propertysearch.com.ng went into town to investigate where and how with a budget of three hundred and fifty thousand naira per annum, prospective tenants can get 2/3-bedroom apartments in Lagos.

Location in Lagos

Various factors influence the decisions of prospective tenants in this regard. Rent is undeniably a major consideration in this instance. Other factors could vary from proximity to place of work, business, environment, school, place of worship etc.

To be candid, the Lagos Island and by extension, Ikoyi, Victoria Island and the Lekki-Ajah axis of the Island, are no go areas with that budget. Likewise, Gbagada, Yaba, Anthony, Ikeja, Ajao Estate, Ogba, Magodo and Maryland on the mainland too.

However, one may be lucky with some parts of Surulere; Eric Moore, Aguda, and Ijesha. Prospective tenants should nonetheless, be warned that a lot of renovations may be required.

However, it is almost certain that with a budget of 350k, one could get a 2/3-bedroom flat to rent in places like Abule-Egba, Okota, some parts of Festac/Satelite Town, New Oko-Oba, Egbeda/Akowonjo axis, Gowon/Gemade estates, Iyana-Iba, Iyana-Ipaja and Ikotun/Ejigbo axis of Lagos.

Sourcing for apartments to rent in Lagos

The stress associated with sourcing for an apartment to rent can be eliminated if a prospective tenant knows just the right place to go and questions to ask.

The first step in renting an apartment is contacting a credible real estate agent. Getting reputable real estate agents could be a bit challenging considering how the business is saturated with scam artists posing as agents. However, a Google search or peep into real estate print magazines can set the tenant in the right direction.

Most reputable real estate companies have a verifiable physical and Internet address where they can be easily contacted. They help look for the property and network with other real estate agents to find the prospective tenant’s desire with less hassle and at the best possible time. Though a reasonable fee is usually attached to their services, they take the worries off you as they help the tenant navigate through the slippery terrains of renting an apartment.

  

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  • Oyegbemisola

    Well said. Thanks for the tips on where to go looking for something suited to our (not to be sniffed at little money) budget. However, I'm of the opinion that most properties are over-priced/valued and I hold real estate valuers and practitioners responsible; they over-value to push up their own cut in the property proceeds, especially since they only get a fixed percentage of the proceeds. So we are left with an over-blown real estate market that might have caved in on itself except that normal market forces are crippled in Nigeria.

    And what about a situation where you go house-hunting all by yourself, and eventually find something suitable and some agent that did nothing to help your search still expects to get two years worth of fees on your rent payable? Where is the justice in that? What I would expect is for individual professional bodies to tighten up their membership and seriously police the activities of their members, to help lend credibility to their professions. It's all-pervasive; it's not limited to Real Estate alone.

    • http://08059149008 Akinola Akinremi

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    • http://08059149008 Akinola Akinremi

      please i need a 2-bedroom @ yaba, surulere with contact water,prepaid metre. pls d range shld be between 300-350k. pls i need a urgent one but must very clean. my numbers (NUMBERS REMOVED)

  • http://yahoo Emmanuel Iheanacho

    I need 2 or 3 bedroom with prepay meet and also contact water supply in Aguda ijesha or any other part of surulere.

    • http://propertysearch.com.ng/members/eternal/ eternal

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      • Maryann

        I need a neat 3 bedroom with constant water supply, parking space in Aguda, Ikate, ijesha or any other part of surulere. NUMBER REMOVED

      • http://yahoo Emmanuel Iheanacho

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      Use the wanted property form link
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    • Abimbola

      There is a 3 bedroom at Ijesha with the following amenities:

      1. 2 Toilets and Bathrooms

      2. Big, quiet, clean and fully cemented compound with gate

      3. Water 24/7 with Pumping Machine (Borehole, Lagos State Water Corporation)

      4. Newly tiled floors and painted

      5. Street linked directly to Apapa-Oshodi Expressway, Mile 2 Badagry Expressway, Ijesha Road, Aguda and Surulere.

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    Can i get a 2 bdrm in okota pls?

    • ema

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  • Wale Daniel

    i will like to use this medium to express my interest in 2 BedRoom flat from Ketu to Surulere-Yaba axis
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    price@hand: 250-300k

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  • Blessing

    in erecmoore or surulere i don't mind but is payment per annum?

    • http://propertysearch.com.ng/members/eternal/ eternal

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    Hi,

    Please do not add your numbers to the comment system….it is better and more secure to use the request form and we will send it to agents registered on the platform that operate in that area of interest

    http://propertysearch.com.ng/property-wanted/

  • david

    i need a 2 bedroom flat at ejigbo or isolo or ijesha or satelite town or mazamaza area at 200k to 250k per annum pls is urgent my contact is 08069631004

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    well i don’t need as much as a 3 or 2bedroom cos am still a bachelor but if i can get a nice one room and palour self contain in a good environment that will be ok…areas like ogba, ledi lak,yaba and its per annum.,,,and please i will like to know how much the rent will cost me.thank u

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  • Paul

    I need 2bedroom in Ajah axis as soon as possible,i will be glad if this request is given due consideratio pls.

  • Desmond

    I'm sorry to disagree with that writer, though it is undertstandable that he is looking for businesses, agreed things are bad but 350k is still alot of money and that will get you a decent accomodation in good places in Lagos. What is the proportion of people that can afford that in the first place, no wonder people are building houses near Ijebu ode all in the name of owing a house and living a rather miserable life, i really dont blame estate agents and the scammers, i blame our failed Government, housing should be priority of any serious government but, too bad, we dont have government at any level.

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    i need a 2 or 3 brm flat at ogba or any other decent area for 300k. pls contact me on x56416@hotmail.com

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    i need a 2/3 bedroom in v/Island or ikeja g.r.a in a decent environment at a reasonable price.

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    i need a mini flat around surulere and ilupeju and onipanu

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    looking 4 a self contain off Toyin Street Ikeja

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    I need a decent 2/3 bedroom flat around Aguda, Surulere, Ericmore, Palmgroove,

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    i need a 2/3 bed room flat between Okota and surulere @300k with steady light and good water with good access @rent per annum

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    I need 2 bedroom flat at Surulere precisely Aguda or Kilo preferably up-stairs 1st floor.between 250-320k/annum and one year payment.

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    Mr. Miri Newvelent

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      Dear Sir,

      Propertysearch.com.ng does not sell or lease properties. However, we can help forward your request to our database of clients who can help you look into it ASAP.

      Thank you.

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    can i get a half plot in a well developed and well layout in lagos to buy ?

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    i need a3 bed room in ikeja or Ilupeju areas decently quiet area budget 400k

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    Can i get a 2 bedroom at satelite town either Mobile or CBN estate for 200k to 250k per annum?

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