Lagos consists two main areas; the Lagos Mainland and the Lagos Island. The Lagos Mainland hosts most of the population of people in Lagos. The capital of Lagos which is “Ikeja” is located on the Mainland. Popular places in the mainland are; Ikeja, Surulere, Yaba, Ebute-Metta, Oshodi and Agege. The Lagos Island is the posh part of Lagos and a home of the upper-class society. At the extreme end of the Lagos Island is the settlement of the indigenes of Lagos State. Popular places on the Island are; Victoria Island, Lekki, Ajah, Banana Island which is the most expensive in Lagos, Balogun Market and the Idumota Market.
This Megacity is a major hub of commercial activities. Many companies and organisations have their establishments in Lagos more than any other state in Nigeria, providing employments for citizens and also attracting other citizens from different parts of Nigeria. Lagos holds a bright environment for business growth. As a result of the increasing population in Lagos, there has been a high demand for properties for rent. There are various types of houses for rent in Lagos.
Self Contain for rent in Lagos also called single room apartments in Lagos, is quite a comfortable apartment which usually consists a single room which serves as the sitting room and also the bedroom, a moderately sized kitchen with the toilet and bathroom usually merged together. Another form of self-contain is the room and parlour self -contain in which the room and the parlour are separate.
In a self-contained flat, there is usually no sharing of toilet and bathroom as they are within the apartment. A single room apartment is convenient enough for bachelors, spinsters, students who would want a place close to their campuses, young men and women who might just want to have their spaces away from their parents’.
The price range of self contain apartments to let in Lagos varies with different location but are not too expensive. Self contain apartments for rent in Lagos mainland ranges from N100,000 to N200,000 per year and about N250,000 to N1,000,000 for self contain apartments for rent in Lagos Island. There are more self-contained apartments on the Lagos Mainland than on Lagos Island.