Home Owner Charter is a scheme of the Oyo State Government on residential landed properties.
The aim of the government is to allow home owners regularize the legal status and documentation of their properties whilst providing enumeration data for proper planning, provision of roads, schools, hospitals and other
essential services by the State Government.
Under the scheme, owners of eligible properties built without title or required approval in Oyo State will be given a window of opportunity to obtain a Certificate of Occupancy. All penalties and fines have been waived, documentation requirements relaxed and fees discounted to enable as many residents as possible to benefit.
Records have shown that the majority of residential landed properties in Oyo State have no registered title, leaving such property holders open to many risks (e.g. defective transfer to heirs and encroachment). Also, the absence of perfected title documents depresses the true value of the property reducing its viability in the financial sector as a credit worthy document.
As a result of lack of proper title documents:
Application forms are available at a fixed rate of Six Thousand Naira (₦6,000.00) payable exclusively using customized Home Owners Charter recharge cards in any of the following locations:
Please register your application immediately by following the instructions at the back of the OYHOC recharge card. It is important to note that only applications duly registered with a valid PIN will be processed.
The OYHOC recharge card will serve as receipt of application form payment, while the unique PIN on the recharge card shall serve as application number which has to be inputted on your form and also used for registering your application.
It is expected that the vast majority of residential buildings will fully qualify. However approval will not be granted to the following:
The scheme is open to all residential property owners which include the rightful legal heir to the demised owner.
All documents relevant to the ownership of the property should be submitted. These include Land Purchase Agreements, Deed of Gift, Receipts, Survey, Applicant Passport photograph and Photograph of the Property, Affidavit etc.
Table below shows the total amount payable under the Home Owners Charter. The Oyo State Government will bear the cost of survey, planning permission etc for all applicants who do not have them under the OYHOC scheme hence only the amount indicated below is payable by all applicants. Furthermore, the first 2,000 applicants will enjoy 15% discount of processing cost.
|home owners charter processing cost|
|S/N||1st payment on submission of application||2nd payment - 21 days after submission of application||3rd payment - on notification that C of O is ready for collection||Total|
|2||1 Floor Building|
|3||2 Floor Building|
|4||3 Floor Building|
Yes, you can pay in maximum of 3 installments. The 1st installment is on submission of your application, 2nd installment is 21 days after submission of application and last installment is on notification that your C of O is ready for collection.
Your property is at risk, due to lack of official title document. The Home Owner Charter Scheme is an extremely generous offer of the Oyo State Government to enable home owners to regularise their property title. It is a once in a lifetime offer, and it is strongly advised that home owners take full advantage of it. Any residential property owner who fails to take advantage of this generous offer will have to apply for the conventional Certificate of Occupancy, which takes much longer time and is more expensive.
All application received between April 1st to December 31st, 2020 will be processed during the amnesty period.
Yes; so long as they are habitable and occupied. Properties that have not been fully completed though habitable are eligible for this scheme. The aim of the scheme is to provide properties in existence and occupied at the present time with title document.
Yes, as long as they are the bona-fide owner of the property, they are eligible to apply and can also apply via this website lands.oyostate.gov.ng
The C of O obtained under the Home Owners’ Charter is the same as the C of O obtained through the conventional application.
For additional information on the Home Owners Charter please call 0700 696 52537 or send email to: email@example.com
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