Safety Tips

Safety Tips

We are here to give our customers a free and easy way to rent, buy, sell and find properties in Nigeria. At RealEstateinNigeria, we are 100% committed to making sure that your experience on our app/or website is as safe as possible. We cannot keep an eye on everyone all the time, so we share as much advice with our customers as we can to keep them safe.

Here you can find advice on how to stay safe while using our app/or website:

General safety tips
Our biggest piece of advice is that if something seems too good to be true, it probably is. Avoid anything that appears too good to be true, such as unrealistically low prices and promises of quick money.  We encourage customers to meet buyers or sellers in a public place in daylight – and to take a friend. If anything bad or suspicious happens, get in touch with us straight away. If someone’s breaking our rules and a customer reports them, we can block them and delete their property listings. If it’s a very serious issue, we encourage customers to call the police.

Safety tips for buyers
>> Meet the sellers, brokers and/or landlords in person – and do take a friend, check the property and make sure you are satisfied with it before you make a payment.
>> Buyers should not make any payments before seeing a property.
>> Try to pay cash. Our app/or website does not offer any form of payment scheme or protection. Some people are clever in taking your money when you pay online, so always aim for cash. Avoid dodgy payment links and don’t click on suspicious links in emails, please report any emails claiming to offer such services.
>> Ask for paperwork. Especially when buying or renting a property ask for receipts, certificates or log books.
>> We at RealEstateinNigeria advise buyers not to make advance payments/deposits without conducting full due diligence. We cannot be held liable for cases of fraud, as RealEstateinNigeria is a portal or platform solution for both sellers and customers.

Safety tips for sellers
>> Our app/or website does not offer any form of payment scheme or protection. If someone’s paying cash, make sure you check the banknotes are real. 
>> If a buyer says they’ve sent you too much money then asks for the surplus back, it’s probably a scam. Ask your bank if any money has gone in.