Do i need a permit to convert a residential premise to commercial in Lagos State?
Lagos state is a well-planned city and as such permits are usually required to construct or alter an already constructed property in the State.
Ordinarily, a permit is not required to convert a residential building into a commercial property where there will be no physical structural change on the property converted but where a structural change will be done on the physical structure to enhance the property, ka permit is required. This is called renovation.
What is a renovation?
Renovation is simply defined as the process of improving a property or structure.
Accordingly, a planning permit is required for the renovation of any property from residential to commercial property in Lagos.
The ministry in charge of this is the Ministry for Physical Planning and Urban Development.
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