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The Best Time to Rent a House in Nigeria

The Best Time to Rent a House in Nigeria

To the inexperienced, considering what season to rent or buy a house might not be something that crosses the mind. But the rainy season plays a huge factor in exposing a building’s flaws as well as to help you choose the right residential locations. The reasons below could help you make well-informed decisions.

Drainage

With the rains, prospective tenants or buyers get to know what it looks like in an area where they might want to settle. Are there drainage systems carefully designed to withstand torrents? Is the area prone to flooding? These are questions that the dry season has no answers for.

Flooring

How high is the floor of the building from ground level? To avoid regrets, do make sure there is at least a one or two-step concrete slab above ground level especially if you plan living on the ground-floor. This way you will be safe from flooding.

Roofing and ceilings

Ceilings leak because the roofing is poorly fixed. In case you don’t have the benefit of the rain when you visit the house to check, PVC ceilings are likely to have a depression caused by the constant droppings while POP and asbestos ceilings leave a brown patch in affected areas. Remember to check this before parting with your money.

Tiles

Pests (especially centipedes, worms, and insects) will burrow and breed faster through and beneath improperly tiled floors and when the rains come, it’s easier for them to find their way into the house. Check if the tiles fit thinly beside each other and if the spaces between are neatly sealed.

It is worth the effort to seek details like these especially if you plan on renting for a year or more.

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    Deriils

    5th October 2018 at 4:57 pm

    Good news
    We were just looking for new information about renting and buying a home
    I want to warn you about one company, do not use their services nigeriapropertycentre.com ,reason of this : The price is not true. Cheat customers!

    Thanks!

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    Abdul

    23rd October 2018 at 5:22 pm

    Well deriils,you may be right.
    I personally did not deal with this company. To my happiness, I took the advice of friends and began my search through jiji ng here (https://jiji.ng/lekki/temporary-and-vacation-rentals/apartments)
    May be this can help you in future!

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