REN Community GuideLines

Our Community Guidelines ensure a respectful conduct in the REN Community and the high quality of information that can be found on the site. Find here the guidelines to using the site

Community Guidelines

Our Guidelines ensure a respectful conduct in our community and the high quality of information provided. This way the REN Community site remains the special place it is. Find below the guidelines to using the site

Networking GuideLinesForum GuideLinesContent GuideLinesUsing Our ContentTerms Of UseOur Privacy Policy

Networking GuideLines

At the REN Community, we are committed to ensuring our platform is a safe and genuine place for members all over the world to connect. Our community is growing each and every day and our goal is to have an environment where people respect and treat one another fairly.

We ask you to help us foster this community and make it a great place for people to interact. Breaking our Networking Guidelines may result in your account being temporarily or even permanently deactivated.

Respect the REN Community!

Respect Boundaries

  • The REN Community was founded to make life easier for property business owners and aspiring property business owners, to provide information, and to help our members network and meet fellow, like-minded people.
  • We ask our members to use our platform for these purposes; unwanted behavior is reported and will be dealt with accordingly.
  • The REN Community site has an extremely varied member base, including different lifestyle choices, religions, and languages.
  • Please keep this in mind while networking and respect all members irrespective of their background.
    Remember: There’s a boundary that is not to be overstepped — don’t be creepy.


  • REN Community does not tolerate spam.
  • Don’t send content which is unsolicited, commercial, promotional, or impersonal.
  • Don’t send identical messages to multiple recipients.


  • Content that is misleading or aims to deceive others is not accepted.
  • Please be wary of claims that seem too good to be true, as they most likely are. Such behaviour is rare at REN Community, but it is important to be aware of it.

Be Genuine

  • Fake or duplicated accounts are not accepted.
  • Using someone else’s information or intending to mislead or deceive other members with fake information is not tolerated.
  • Real profiles, including real names and pictures, help to ensure a community of trust.

Meeting Up

  • Trust your instincts and use common sense, meet in a public setting.
  • We encourage our members to make use of the REN Community Events and Activities in order to meet other members in a safe environment.

Help REN Community and Stay Safe

  • We believe as a community it is everyone’s responsibility to look out for one another and work together to combat any form of misconduct or unacceptable behaviour.
  • If you believe someone is violating our Networking Guidelines, please use our “report abuse” tool and inform our Quality Assurance Team so that we can take action.
  • You are able to report messages, contact requests, forum posts, or a member’s profile.
  • Only by working together can we create a safe and genuine platform for our members to use.

Forum GuideLines

The REN Community is a community of trust. The forum is a place where members can exchange reliable and trust-based information.

In order to ensure the quality of the information and of our community, please be aware of the following guidelines:

Written Form of Threads and Comments

  • Ensure you post your thread in the right category.
  • Thread subjects must be clear and concise.
  • The typography of thread subjects and comments must stay moderate with no use of excessive punctuation, capital letters or inappropriate language.

Content of Threads

  • Hate speech, racist remarks, intolerant utterances, and vulgarity will not be tolerated.
  • Pornographic and sexual comments will not be tolerated.
  • Information from third party sources is not acceptable unless members posting it hold the copyright. A link to the original source of the information should be indicated with an additional personal comment.
  • The posting of information promoting other social networks is not permitted.
  • Ambiguous job postings are not permitted
  • Commercial posts and advertisements are not permitted.
  • Duplicate posts are not permitted.

Respectful Conduct towards Other Members

  • All members are entitled to express their own opinions and will not be restrained by other members.
  • Threads attacking or mocking other members, their comments, profile, threads or experiences are not acceptable.
  • Threads or posts concerning specific members are not permitted.

Administration of the Forum

  • reserves the right to delete threads or posts if they are considered inappropriate or unsuitable for our forums or violate any of the aforementioned guidelines.
  • reserves the right to take any action necessary to maintain the quality of our platform or against any member not following the guidelines mentioned above.

The REN community is a private network that provides its members with a platform to interact with each other. Everyone is free to join the REN Community and free to choose his or her level of membership. Members of the REN Community have agreed to adhere to our General Terms and Conditions and to respect our standards of conduct.

Please behave in a respectful manner towards other members, the platform of and the REN Community staff.

Content GuideLines

Thank you for your interest in contributing to the REN Community content section! Below, you will find a number of guidelines and pointers to get you started with the process of getting your article published within the REN Community site.

Who can contribute?

All REN Community members can contribute to the website using the comments section below each article on the website and/or write the main contents of articles published on the REN Community. However, in order to maintain a certain level of quality and give our members the chance to network and help each other along the way, we reserve the right to refuse contributions by non-members and/or companies seeking to contribute content for commercial purposes. (See also “What do we not publish”)

What do we publish?



Generally speaking, you can contribute to two distinct parts of our editorial content: the Comments Section and the Main Article.

The Main Articles provides readers with factual information about the real estate market in Nigeria and also provides information on how to find, manage, invest in and let or sell real estate. It also provides a forum for our members to network, ask questions and interact. Topics include, but are not limited to, renting, buying, investing, selling, letting planning, property management and even starting up a property business.

Your contribution to the content could be about specific experience you have in starting up or setting your own property business, or contain more general musings about managing and letting properties.

Contributions to the Content should be specific, detailed, and of course correct and up to date. Please name the sources you used during the preparation of your article.


Language and Style

Your guest post should correspond in style, tone and length to other posts on the website. All articles preferably should be written in English. The standard length of our articles is 500+ words per page. We do not have a maximum article length.

A few pointers as to our writing style:

  • matter-of-fact
  • clear and easy to understand (as you know, not all our members can read yoruba)
  • ranging from slightly formal to slightly casual in tone; contributions to the content on the site can be on the colloquial side
  • mostly neutral and descriptive rather than opinionated or judgmental

One of our content editors will then edit your final version, if necessary. We will of course make sure not to change your personal style of writing too drastically. However, please understand that some changes might be necessary so as to make sure the article adheres to our publication guidelines.



If you have any photos to illustrate your entry, we will be happy to publish them too. The more accurately your pictures show what you are writing about, the better – for example, a picture relating to the event you are describing in your article. Pictures used on the website can be of a more general or symbolic nature.

  • Please only use pictures that you took yourself or which you are permitted to use for this purpose and in adherence to our General Terms and Conditions.
  • Avoid pictures that focus on a registered trademark.
  • When your picture depicts a person that is not you, you will need that person’s permission to use the picture. (Pictures of large groups of people are an exception.)
  • Please do not use pictures of children (unless the children in the picture are your own).
  • The minimum size for pictures is 652×318 pixels.

If you cannot find a suitable picture, please let us know and we will take care of the matter.


Author Bio

The author bio can be found at the bottom of each member-contributed article and includes a link to your profile. The author bio should be between 160 and 300 characters, and contain some basic information about where you are based, what you do and what you are interested in.

This is an example from one of our former Content & Communications interns:

OmoAwe is a Marketing consultant for . He grew up in Scotland and also studied at Henry Grammar School, and now resides in Germany.

Of course, you are not obligated to include everything (especially if it’s information you don’t feel comfortable providing) but you should give other REN Community members an impression of who you are. Remember that, while you can mention your profession, the author bio is no place to advertise your services.

What do we not publish?

While we are open to a wide range of ideas, there are some things we do NOT publish within the REN Community.
These include:

  • Content previously published or copy-pasted from other websites
  • So-called advertorials or promotional articles
  • Political propaganda
  • Racist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic or otherwise discriminatory content
  • Pornography or sexually suggestive content
  • Content which promotes violence

We reserve the right to decline submissions for reasons other than the ones mentioned above. Remember that the final decision concerning the acceptance of member contributions lies within the responsibility of the Content & Communications Department.

Please understand that we do not include links to businesses or personal blogs in our articles (including the author bio). If you want to become an advertising partner instead, please contact us using this form

How can you contribute?

There are several steps to contributing an article to the website:

  1. Tell us what you had in mind and which information you can provide.
  2. We will get back to you and let you know if your suggestion fits our content or if some adjustments are needed.
  3. Send us a draft of your article (including an author bio).
  4. A member of the Content & Communications Department will proofread your article. If anything is unclear, major changes are necessary, or your article has been declined, we will get in touch with you.
  5. If everything is alright, we will notify you as soon as your article has been published.


What happens next?

Your article will clearly be marked as a guest contribution, and we will include a link to your REN Community profile and a short author biography (one or two sentences) at the end of the article, if you wish. Optionally, you can also state if you are open to any questions from other members on your topic of expertise.

If you are interested in submitting content on a regular basis, we might be able to offer you a spot as an approved contributor. Ideally, a regular contributor would supply one article per month. Please let us know in advance whether or not you plan on contributing regularly, and what topics you would like to write about, if possible.

Using Our Content

1. All Content Is Copyright Protected

All content published on the website (including its subdomains) is owned and copyright protected by unless otherwise indicated.

Your use of the content provided in this resource is subject to the terms of the copyright statement available here:

For the purposes of these Terms: “Content” includes all or part of any text, graphics, layout, logos, images, audio material, films or other moving images, product details and/or software published or otherwise available on the Site from time to time (including, anything made available for download);

“including” and its derivations mean “including, without limitation”; “material” includes all or part of any text, graphics, layout, logos, images, audio material, films or other moving images;

and “Trade Marks” means the trade marks, logos and service marks (whether or not registered) displayed on the Site.

You will be deemed to have agreed to be bound by these Terms when you use, access or browse the Site, register your details with us or subscribe for email or online services or send us an email.

These Terms apply regardless of whatever user device you are using (including desktop, laptop or mobile web browser, digital television, mobile phones, automobile-based personal computers, handheld digital devices, and any other technology whether now known or developed in the future) (Network).


2. Changes to these Terms

We may change these Terms from time to time. Please check these Terms regularly as any changes are effective immediately upon posting to the Site. Your continued use of the Site after posting will be deemed acceptance of the changes.

We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in the Site the Content and the Trade Marks. Subject to these Terms, we grant you a limited, temporary, revocable, and non-exclusive licence to access, browse and use the Site (including the Content and Trade Marks) in accordance with paragraph 3 below.


3. Access and use of the Site

You may use the Site for personal non-commercial use ONLY. You may ONLY download and print extracts of the content for your own personal non-commercial use.

You may not:

(1) download or print any Content or extracts in a systematic or regular manner or otherwise so as to create a database in electronic or paper form comprising all or part of the Content from the Site; nor

(2) reproduce, republish, modify, archive, distribute, store, archive or commercially exploit the Content without our prior written consent; nor

(3) modify or adapt or create derivative works of the Content; nor

(4) utilise links to this website received as part of a paid-for media monitoring service; nor

(5) systematically forward links to this website within a business or outside a business for business purposes; nor

(6) copy or extract data from this website by means of robots, spiders, crawlers or other automatic devices or by any manual process used to systematically extract or copy web content.

Any such use of this website or the content is prohibited without an appropriate licence. Please contact the RealEstatesNigeria ( or us at info

If you wish to syndicate or licence any Content from this website, please contact us by using this form.


4. Use of “” Name (Trade Mark)’s name and its logos are trademarks of

Except for purposes of attribution where we have granted you a licence to reproduce our content, you may not use’s names or logos, or any variations thereof, without prior written consent of

You may not use’s name in any of its forms, nor’s logos for promotional purposes, or in any way that deliberately or inadvertently claims, suggests, or in the’s judgement gives the appearance or impression of a relationship with or endorsement by

What Are The Terms Of Use?


You are invited as a member of  “” to enjoy all the features this web site has to offer, however, we require that  you and every member using this website, abide by certain rules in order for each and everyone’s rights to be respected and that a positive, productive atmosphere continues to be maintained.

Failure to abide by any of these rules can and might result in immediate termination of your access to, without refund or recourse.



The Rules:

If you are a user that has been given a username to access the site… You are requested NOT to share your “logon” passwords and “user names” with anyone.

Your username and password is designed to protect you and to ensure you get the best use from the website.

Our system is designed to detect if your username or password is being used by someone other than yourself.

If we do discover this abuse, we will immediately disconnect you and suspend your account.

You are requested not to reprint, republish, repost, or otherwise distribute or transmit content or images presented on this site.

Unauthorized use of or copying of our content, trademarks, and other proprietary material can subject you to civil or even criminal liability. Please don’t violate our copyright.

No advertising, trading of goods or services, or other commercial use is allowed except in the designated area.

No bulk e-mail, junk mail or spam, chain letters, or repeat postings of the same message is permitted anywhere in the comments section or the forum area.

Please use your own user name when posting to the discussion forums. Do not impersonate anyone else.

Please treat other members with courtesy and respect when posting messages to the discussion groups.

No unnecessary name calling or abuse towards any other member is allowed. Please avoid shouting (using all capital letters) in the discussion forums.

Please do NOT use vulgarity, obscenity, profanity, ethnic slurs, hate speech, or sexually explicit language, or harass, abuse, or threaten other members in the discussion forums.

You can have perfect discussions without having to resort to abusive language.

Please do NOT libel or defame others. strongly disapproves of flaming.

When you post content in any of the forums or blogs, you permit to display and distribute the content, and to use it for advertising and promotion purposes.

You also grant to  the complete, perpetual, but non-exclusive right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, translate, distribute, sub-license, etc. The content in whole or in part, throughout the world and universe, on a royalty-free basis.

We do not try to edit or to monitor messages posted on the forums, however has the right to edit or remove objectionable postings.

Any person posting a message is solely responsible for the message posted and not

Please Note that Violators may be permanently banned from using the forum, or even have their membership terminated.

Failure to abide by any of these rules can and might result in immediate termination of access to, without refund or recourse.



Copyright and Trademark Law

All editorial content, graphics and downloadable templates and spreadsheets on this site are protected by U.K.

Copyright and international treaties and may not be copied, re-used, distributed or shared without the express written permission of, which reserves all rights.



Limitation of Liability provides the information, services and products on this website “as is” without warranties of any kind.

You also agree that shall not be responsible for any content found on the forums and that your use of the conforms and any downloading of materials found on or throughout the is done at your own risk and that you will be solely responsible for any damages to your computer or data that results.

All express warranties and all implied warranties, including without limitation, warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement of proprietary rights are hereby disclaimed to the full extent permitted by law. does not warrant that the use of performance of this website will be timely, uninterrupted or free of error, or that this website or its server will be free of viruses.

In no event shall, its officers, directors, agents and employees be liable for any loss or injury, direct or indirect, incidental, consequential, special or exemplary damages, or any damages whatsoever arising from the use or performance of this website or from any information, services or products provided through this website, even if has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

In the event that applicable law prevents the exclusion of liability for certain warranties, such exclusion does not apply to you to the extent limited by law.

privacy policyOur Privacy Policy

We recognize the importance of protecting your privacy and as such, our privacy policy is designed to assist you in understanding what personal information we collect about you and what we do with the information we do collect.

Our privacy policy also informs you how we collect the information and what steps we take to safeguard any personal information you provide us with or that we collect about you.

The information we provide will help you make an informed decision on whether or not to continue using the services of this website. This privacy policy will be continuously assessed against new technologies, business practices and our customers’ needs.

By using our Web site you consent to our collection and use of your personal information as described in this Privacy Policy. We reserve the right to amend this privacy policy at any time with or without notice.


Who We Are

Our website address is:


What Personal Data Do We Collect And Why We Collect It

When you visit this web site (, you may in the course of surfing the website provide us with the following types of information:


Registration Information

You provide us with information about yourself or your company when you register for any of our products, services or newsletters.

We do not share, sell, lend or lease any of the information that you provide us (such as email addresses or personal details), with anyone except to the extent it is necessary to process transactions or provide services that you have requested.


Payment Details.

If you choose to buy any of our services or products, you will either pay through Stripe or PayPal. You may need to give personal information and authorization to obtain information from various credit services.

No bank or card details are stored by us! We don’t have them. All transactions are done through the tried and tested secure payment systems of Stripe and Paypal which also have their own GDPR compliant statements. The only information we keep on our site about your transaction is how much you’ve spent and whether or not, you paid with Stripe or PayPal.

Again here, We do not share, sell, lend or lease any of the information that uniquely identify you as subscriber (such as email addresses or personal details) with anyone except to the extent it is necessary to process transactions or provide services that you have requested.


Email Information

If you choose to correspond with us through email, we may retain the content of your email messages together with your email address and our responses.

We provide the same protections for these electronic communications that we employ in the maintenance of information received by mail and telephone.



When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.



If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.


Contact Forms

When you  correspond with us through any of the contact forms on this site, we may retain the content of your mail messages together with your email address and our responses.

Again here, We do not share, sell, lend or lease any of the information that uniquely identify you as subscriber (such as email addresses or personal details) with anyone except to the extent it is necessary to process transactions or provide services that you have requested.



Similar to other commercial Web sites, our Web site utilizes a standard technology called “cookies”and web server log files to collect information about how our Web site is used.

This is to enable us to continue to provide a better service for our customers.

The Information we gather through cookies and Web server logs may include the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, time spent at our Web site, and the Web sites visited just before and just after our Web site.

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.


Embedded Content From Other Websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


IP Addresses

IP addresses are used by your computer every time you are connected to the Internet.

Your IP address is a number that is used by computers on the network to identify your computer.

IP addresses are automatically collected by our web server as part of demographic and profile data known as traffic data so that data (such as the Web pages you request) can be sent to you.


Other Web Sites Linked To Our Web Site

We are not responsible for the practices employed by other Web sites linked to or from our Web site or the information or content contained therein.

Often links to other Web sites are provided solely as pointers to information on topics that may be useful to the users of our Web site.

Please remember that when you use a link to go from our Website to another web site, our Privacy Policy is no longer in effect.

Your browsing and interaction on any other web site, including web sites, which have a link on our Website, is subject to that Web site’s own rules and policies.

Please read over their own rules and policies before proceeding.



Google Analytics, Facebook tracking pixels and probably some stuff we don’t even know is happening like web tracking stats done by the server.

You can read the appropriate privacy policies on their pages, they are probably written in more legal speak than this and they will almost certainly bore you senseless.

If you don’t want Facebook tracking pixels then do your own research about how to block them.

None of these things store any really personal data about you. They probably get your IP address which apparently is now considered “personal data” but as far as we are aware knowing your IP is pretty useless.

How Do We Use the Information That You Provide to Us?

Broadly speaking, we use the information you provide us with for;

  • Administering our business activities,
  • Providing the products and services you requested,
  • To process your payment,
  • To monitor the use of the service we provide,
  • To improve our marketing and promotional efforts
  • To improve our content and service offerings,
  • To customize our site’s content, layout, services and
  • For other lawful purposes.

The information collected by the use of cookies helps us to further improve our site and better tailor it to meet your needs.

Personally identifiable information or business information is and will not be shared with any third parties except as required by law.

Occasionally, we may also use the information we collect to notify you about important changes to our Website, new services, and special offers we think you will find valuable. You may notify us at any time if you do not wish to receive these offers by emailing us at the link provided on the newsletter.

Using Cookies, in conjunction with our Web server’s log files, allow us to safely calculate the aggregate number of people visiting our Web site and which parts of the site are most popular.

This helps us not only to gather information that will enable us to constantly improve our Web site but also to ensure you enjoy your browsing process and that we can provide the materials that you need or that a lot of customers are requesting for.

Please note that Cookies do not allow us to gather any personal information about you and we do not intentionally store any personal information that your browser provided to us in your cookies.



Who Do We Share Your Data With?

We do not share, sell, lend or lease any of the information that uniquely identify you as a subscriber (such as your email addresses or personal details) with anyone except to the extent it is necessary to process transactions or provide services that you have requested.

What About Legally Compelled Disclosure of Information?
We may disclose information when legally compelled to do so, in other words, when we, in good faith, believe that the law requires it or for the protection of our legal rights.

We may also disclose account information when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be violating our “Terms of Service” or to protect the safety of our users and the Public.

How Long Do We Retain Your Data For?

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile.

All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What Rights Do You Have Over Your Data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us.

You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

You must note though, that if we are asked to delete personal data that we hold on you, you might not be able to access anything you purchased from us via the web anymore because the member systems we use need to have your name and email address to function correctly.


Our Commitment To Data Security:

Please note that your information will be stored and processed on our computers in the United Kingdom.

The laws on holding personal data in the United Kingdom may be less stringent than the laws of your Country of residence or citizenship.

To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.


This site allows visitors to unsubscribe so that they will not receive future messages. After unsubscribing we will discontinue sending you the particular messages as soon as technically feasible.

From time-to-time our site requests information from users via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose this information.

Information requested may include contact information (such as name and shipping address), and demographic information (such as post code, age level).

Contact information will be used to notify the winners and award prizes. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this site.


A Special Note About Children
Children are not eligible to use our services unsupervised and we ask that children (under the age of 14) do not submit any personal information to us.

If you are a minor, you can use this service only in conjunction with permission and guidance from your parents or guardians.


Acquisition or Changes in Ownership
In the event that the web site (or a substantial portion of its assets) is acquired, your information would be considered part of those assets, and may be part of those assets that are transferred.

Policy Modifications
We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time. If/when changes are made to this privacy policy, we will email users who have given us permission to do so.

We will post any changes here, so be sure to check back periodically.

However, please be assured that if the Privacy Policy changes in the future, we will not use the personal information you have submitted to us under this Privacy Policy in a manner that is materially inconsistent with this Privacy Policy, without your prior consent.


Contact Information

No matter how big or small. We are here to help with technical questions, solve problems or simply to offer advice on how to use our services more effectively.

To contact us or find our contact details, “

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