As the building process might take several years, higher-income households hire caretakers who commonly live in the unfinished building or in a smaller construction on the plot of land. Thus, they take care of the building (process) and of the land itself. Due to increased pressure on peri-urban land, but also due to weak customary and statutory land institutions, land disputes are omnipresent in Accra. In fact, caretakers are a way to secure land from multiple sales of the same plot of land. Another common way to secure land is to install signs that say ”keep off, this land is not for sale”. These signs can be found all over Accra, as Fanny already reported in her blog entry “Land”. Lara is working at the peri-urban fringe of Accra to understand the multiple ways in which residents secure their access to land in light of multi-scalar land conflicts in Accra. At the same time, she analyzes the water access strategies of residents, as these sites are not covered by the piped water network. Residents resort to multiple private water providers and to self-supply with ground- or rainwater.