How to Apply for Probate

March 29, 2024 - Category: Marriage, Divorce and Family

Probate is a court process that verifies the authenticity of a Will and grants authority to the appointed executors to administer the estate of the testator. The granting of probate is the first step to administering a Will, settling all claims, and distributing the deceased's properties. [...]

Essential Features of a Valid Will

November 22, 2023 - Category: Marriage, Divorce and Family

Drafting a will is a crucial part of estate planning. It is not just about deciding who gets what after a testator is gone; a Will or Codicil is a legal tool that allows a testator to express their wishes on important matters. [...]

Covenants of Landlords and Tenants under the Law

August 10, 2022 - Category: Housing and Real Estate

Finding accommodation that fits one's specifications can be extremely difficult. The person will consider the size and location of the rental property, rent, use of the property, and other salient features of the property. [...]

How to Evict a Tenant Lawfully

August 10, 2022 - Category: Housing and Real Estate

Ejecting a tenant can be a very daunting task and many landlords and agents usually resort to self help. Self help is the ultimate use of ones efforts to evict a tenant from their premises and this includes: changing the key locks of the tenant's building, mobilizing uniformed personnel to forcefully remove the tenant and their belongings from the premises, seizing the tenant's property and/or employing other forceful ejection mechanisms. [...]

Estate Planning: Meaning, Forms and Benefits

February 28, 2022 - Category: Marriage, Divorce and Family

A vast majority of people believe they do not require estate planning and that it is only for the wealthy. Estate planning is for everyone, not just the wealthy and it is a plan a person makes for the management and administration of their property during their lifetime and after their death. [...]

How to Acquire Real Property in Nigeria

June 22, 2021 - Category: Housing and Real Estate

The scarcity of land has made real estate a very priced commodity with enormous economic value. This is because the cost of land or building increases over the years, which makes real estate transactions one of the most complex transactions in the world today. [...]

Essential Elements of a Valid Lease

June 22, 2021 - Category: Housing and Real Estate

Housing is one of the most important requirement for human survival. As the world population increases, the demand for accommodation rises. [...]