At present in promotional supply, Seven Service Plus is an actual property company which presents itself as the perfect within the sector in Benin to facilitate the acquisition to anybody wishing to personal the land within the nation with out worry of state litigation. On this interview with Banouto, Pascal Kohoungo, Deputy Basic Supervisor of Seven Service Plus talks to us about safe plots at low costs that his firm sells in every single place in Benin.
Mr. Kohoungo, we've heard of Seven Service Plus. Inform us about this actual property firm of which you’re the DGA?
Seven Service Plus is an actual property company which focuses way more its actions within the subject of land. We cowl nearly all gives associated to land. We purchase plots, we promote plots, we do property administration, rental administration, we additionally lease and handle homes and different associated actions.
Our particular function is the sale of undeveloped land. That is the world wherein we excel extra. Seven Service Plus has been round for greater than 5 years. It’s a legally registered construction, acknowledged by the State, with a business register an IFU quantity (Distinctive fiscal identifier). Our basic administration is in Cotonou within the Agontikon district, constructing reverse the Pigier personal college, sq. 1288, Adamou constructing on the second flooring, workplace no.15.
You've been round for over 5 years, however do you cowl the entire nation?
We will say that Seven Service Plus covers the entire nation since we now have plots in virtually all departments. We even have an annex to Bohicon outdoors the Directorate Basic which is in Cotonou. Our annex manages to serve the Zou and in addition the Borgou and the Alibori as a result of we now have estates in Bohicon, Parakou, Zogbodomey. Within the Atlantic, within the Ouémé, we’re additionally very current. And so, we are able to say that we cowl the entire extent of Benin's territory.
Your actual property, your plots, are meant for what varieties of clients?
Seven Service Plus opened its doorways to serve any extraordinary citizen who’s positioned all through the territory of Benin who desires to have a property or to handle a property that he can entrust to us. So, we don't have an unique goal, however we provide our providers to anybody. Whether or not civil servants, tradesmen, entrepreneurs, craftsmen, we now have gives which correspond to all classes of individuals.
You talked about individuals in Benin. And people who are overseas however wish to personal actual property? Can we reap the benefits of Seven Service Plus gives from overseas?
We now have sufficient individuals who contact us from overseas and that we’re happy. Because the starting of our existence, we now have happy many shoppers in Benin and out of doors the nation. It’s sufficient that the particular person expresses the need to have a plot in Benin and we fulfill it. For individuals overseas, as quickly as we agree on the switch situations, every little thing is finished and we are able to ship them the pictures. If these individuals have family members right here, they’ll ship them to observe up on every little thing. However, even and not using a guardian, anybody residing overseas can absolutely belief Seven Service Plus for his or her actual property initiatives and observe every little thing from overseas. There’s nothing to fret about. We now have numerous clients from Gabon, Ivory Coast, France, america who purchase from us.
We realized that at Seven Service Plus, there’s at present a promotion happening. What’s it about ?
That is the “Easter particular supply”. Throughout this Easter interval, Seven Service Plus arrange a promo system to facilitate and lighten the duty for anybody wishing to have a plot with us. The precept could be very easy. We now have made reductions on most areas and actual property we now have. There are additionally fee strategies which are fairly favorable throughout this era. Earlier than, we provided phrases and situations over six months. However immediately you can also make funds over three months, six months, 9 months, 1 yr and so forth as much as three years for items that you’ll purchase throughout this era of “Particular promo”.
What’s the drop in price you’re speaking about for this promo interval concretely?
The drop in price is clearly seen on the totally different gives we provide. In Djidja, for instance, the place plots had been offered for 100 thousand (100,000) CFA francs, throughout this promotion, you will have a discount of twenty-five thousand (25,000) CFA francs. This already makes a 25% discount.
Does the 25% low cost apply to all of your gives throughout this era?
It’s variable. It’s relative relying on the areas, the discount is between 5 and 25%. On our prospectuses for patrons, there are all the small print concerning the reductions.
If you discuss plot, for somebody who doesn’t know an excessive amount of, what are the size?
These are various dimensions making an allowance for the traits of every plot within the space the place it’s positioned. For many of our undeveloped plots, these are areas of 5 hundred sq. meters (500 m2). For plots which are already subdivided, it will depend on the discount coefficient that the authorities apply in every zone. So it varies from 300 (300) to 4 hundred (400) sq. meters and extra. With regard to plots with land title, these are plots which have on common an space of 300 fifty (350) sq. meters or 300 seventy (370) sq. meters.
Give us some costs for plots you at present have?
The most affordable that we at present have is in Djidja, Monsourou of dimension 5 hundred sq. meters (500 m2) and positioned not removed from the first college. The common value is 100,000 F CFA however, throughout this promotional interval, it’s 75,000 F CFA. After Djidja, we now have plots in Parakou in Bakpérou. The plot was 200,000 F CFA, we went to 175,000 F CFA. In Cana and Zogbodomey, we go from 325,000 CFA francs to 300,000 CFA francs. In Tori-Cada and Soklogbo it was 375,000 CFA francs, now it’s 350,000 CFA francs. In Bohicon, it's the identical. From 400,000 CFA francs the traditional value, we’re at 375,000 CFA francs now. In Glo-Fanto (Abomey-Calavi), the plots that had been offered for 1.5 million at the moment are 1.four million CFA francs. Even in Fidjrossè (Cotonou), we now have plots. At this stage, we now have made a substantial discount. Plots that had been offered for 12 million CFA francs promote for 10 million throughout this promotion.
Moreover the plots, we even have hectares. From 750,000 CFA francs, you have already got a Ha with us. Extra particularly, in Djidja, the hectare is 750,000 CFA francs. In Parakou, 1.2 million CFA francs per hectare. In Zè, it’s variable, ranging from 1.eight million to five million CFA francs. In Allada, 2.5 million hectares, in Tori, three.5 million CFA francs.
Mr. DGA, we’re usually witnessing the issue of state property litigation which makes many tooth cringe in Benin. At Seven Service Plus, what assurances do you give by way of land safety to clients who don’t wish to be expropriated years after their buy?
It is a very essential query and it’s the raison d'être of Seven Service Plus. It’s to satisfy this want which for a very long time has triggered sufficient hurt to many individuals, many households that we now have created the actual property firm Seven Service Plus. Right now, if you go to court docket, out of 100 circumstances, you will note 70 regarding land disputes. To guard our clients from these issues, at Seven Service Plus, we now have sufficient safeguards, we now have taken all the mandatory measures to permit any citizen to acceptable a plot with out being concerned.
These provisions begin with the title deed. Above all, there’s the property proper investigation. On this facet, Seven Service Plus has experience. Even when you don’t want to purchase from Seven Service Plus and also you wish to take a parcel in a given space that you don’t management, you may strategy us and we are going to put our experience at stake to make you the investigations on the precise to property. That is to guard you from any shock declare by a son or grandson who might jeopardize your buy for lack of a correct investigation of property rights.
Provided that we now have this experience that we provide, it’s fairly regular that we do it on our personal actual property and plots that we purchase and put up on the market. However this isn’t sufficient. After having investigated the property proper, earlier than shopping for any plot, you will need to take all authorized measures to safe this property. So, at Seven Service Plus, we make sure the formalization of all our items. We additionally assist individuals to do all of the formalizations that they can’t do, that’s to say, the assertion, even the land title and others.
Within the subject of land, you also needs to know that there are sworn specialists similar to notaries, the service of state affairs (city corridor), the Nationwide Company of the sector and land (ANDF). These are buildings licensed for safety or any land affair. We’re in partnership with all of those land buildings so that each one of our plots are actually safe. Thus far, we now have not but encountered a litigation state of affairs at Seven Service Plus.
It’s good to know that you’re making all these reassuring preparations. However, you’re conscious that Benin adopted a brand new land and state code in 2017. Do your procedures adjust to the prescriptions of this land bible in Benin?
Pascal Kohoungo, DGA Seven Service Plus
Naturally! Seven Service Plus might be no exception to the rule so far as the regulation is anxious. It’s a land code that was voted within the Nationwide Meeting. We will solely observe the provisions of this new code in order to not be on the fringes of the regulation. We’re effectively imbued with the content material of this code and we now have a great grasp of the assorted cogs by way of land formalities. Right now, for a parcel that you simply purchase at Seven Service Plus, ensure, the totally different steps to say your settlement or to go to the notarial act have been taken. The COGEF and SVGF that are committees fashioned in every locality have been referred to as upon. In accordance with the code, for the acquisition of any plot, they need to conduct preliminary inquiries. It’s a group of 12 individuals who should first certify that they’re conscious of this non-contentious space earlier than the transaction takes place. This is step one. As soon as that’s achieved, we pay the tax on the undeveloped land and there are different preparations which are made. Seven Service Plus actually respects the indications contained within the land and state code.
We’re on the finish of this interview. Seven Service Plus shouldn’t be the one actual property company in Benin. Why ought to a buyer select to come back to Seven Service Plus for his or her actual property purchases, of plots as a substitute of going elsewhere?
The very first thing is safety of tenure. Nowadays, it’s not simple to take a position. It could subsequently not be admissible that at retirement, once we now not have the capability, we discover ourselves obliged to repay a plot on which we now have already been put in for years. Many individuals have suffered these regrettable conditions, subsequently, Seven Service Plus already ensures this safety of tenure there. What units us aside is tenure safety.
As well as, these are the strategies of fee to Seven Service Plus. For individuals who do not need money, they’ll make a fee in installments starting from three months to a few years. So you will have the choice of paying at your individual tempo till you get your property safely. There’s a contract that’s effectively developed. Collectively, we outline your due date and the way you’ll pay.
The third motive for selecting Seven Service Plus is the value. We now have essentially the most enticing costs. We provide plots at very inexpensive costs in effectively positioned areas. As proof, we had clients who had left to take a plot with us, however on arrival, they needed extra, so our gives are fascinating. So, in abstract, it’s the safety, the strategy of fee and the fee that could be very inexpensive that motivates clients to purchase their plots at Seven Service Plus.
Realization: Olivier Ribouis