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Property developers advised to abide by FCT Laws

The coordinator, Abuja Municipal Management Council (AMMC), Umar Shuaibu, has said there are basic laws that property developers in the Federal Capital Territory should know in order not to fall foul of the Department of Development Control.

Speaking in an interview with Newsmen, Shuaibu said developers need to know whether their properties are residential or commercial and whether it is low, medium or high density development.

Shuaibu, a town planner, said all the categories have their building requirements.

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“For low density you are supposed to put only two families; medium density four to six families; while high density houses about eight families.

“And for low density you cannot go more than two floors; medium density two to three floors: while high density is four floors. Commercial properties have their own criteria; we have neighborhood centres and city centre development, all have categories like the height you can attain and percentage area coverage.”

He said developers who need to know more about these have to come to the FCT Development Control Department to obtain the development manual of the city which will guide them on the do’s and don’ts.

Source: Daily Trust

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