10 Important Questions To Ask Before Renting A House In Lagos

November 15, 2021

Before renting a house In Lagos, there are some important questions you must ask if you don’t want to end up moving back with your parents because you got frustrated. We’ve highlighted 10 of them in this article, you are welcome.

1. What time do the neighbours switch off their generator?

Save yourself the stress of living with people that will frustrate you by asking this question. If they don’t switch off their generator by 10, you should run because that means they don’t bring light. 

2. How good are the network services in the area?

If you’re working from home, this is an important question to ask before renting a house. You don’t want to become that coworker that never has a good network, trust us.  

3. How often do blackouts happen?

Just because there was light the day you went for inspection doesn’t mean that there’s always light. Ask questions just in case Nepa comes to carry the transformer away regularly. 

4. How many schools, religious houses and clubs are close by?

It’s very important to find out if you’ll be getting any sleep at all before you move into your new place so you can be prepared.  

5. How many saloons are close by?

They have a very bad habit of playing music with loud as fuck speakers to attract customers. Nobody will beat you for wanting to avoid that nightmare. 

6. When it rains, do some houses shift positions?

It sounds like a joke until you come home one day and your house has moved to a whole other street or is in the middle of the road. Anything is possible in this country.

7. How many pets are in the building?

This is an important question to ask if you are allergic to certain animals or afraid of them. You don’t want to be afraid to come out of a house you paid good money to live in. 

8. How often do robbers attack?

This should be the first question, to be honest. When you’re not doing a giveaway, why would you move into a house that robbers attack often? Then again, you can’t plan around things like these. 

9. How many children live in the building?

Ask for an estimated amount no matter what. Living with kids means waking up when their parents wake them up by 5 am to prepare for school because of how noisy they can be, and getting scratches on your car when they are allowed to play outside. 

10. Do cab services decline rides when they see the address?

If you must ask any question before renting a house, let it be this one. It’s very painful when cab service drivers decline your ride request because you live in a dead place with bad roads. Don’t set yourself up for heartbreak. 


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