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Problems of private residential property development in Makama Jahun neighbourhood of Bauchi Metropolis, Nigeria

Ahmad Aliyu, Aliyu and Kasim, Rozilah and Martin , David Juanil (2011) Problems of private residential property development in Makama Jahun neighbourhood of Bauchi Metropolis, Nigeria. In: International Building and Infrastructure Technology Conference 2011 , 7-8 June, 2011, Penang.


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his study was designed to investigate and examine the problems encountered by private residential property developers in developing their residential accommodation in Makama Jahun neighbourhood of Bauchi Metropolis.Two hundred respondents were selected through stratified random sampling. Data were presented using simple percentage distribution tables and complete theoretical analyses were used to analyze data that are not numerical in nature. The analysis revealed that high cost of building materials, non-use of local building materials, low income of the majority of the respondents and poor source finance amongst others were discovered to be the major constraints to residential property development in the study area. Others are problem of land acquisition and statutory regulation which were also among the obstacles faced by the respondents.In other to make a meaningful and adequate coverage the study is limited to Makama Jahun area of Bauchi metropolis.This paper represents the first work that analyse the problems of rivate residential property development in MakamaJjahun neighbourhood of Bauchi metropolis, Nigeria.To arrest this situation, the use of local building materials should be encouraged by the respondents. Financial institutions should scale down on their stringent lending requirements for a building loan. The chains of schedule in formal land acquisition should be reduced by the government and thereby quicken acquisition process. If these are followed, it will help to combat residential development problems identified in the study area and other similar blighter neighbourhoods.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: development; neighbourhood; Nigeria private residential property; problem
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD101-1396 Land use
Divisions: Faculty of Technology Management and Business > Department of Real Estate Management
Depositing User: Nurul Elmy Mohd. Yusof
Date Deposited: 19 Aug 2011 07:36
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2011 07:36
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/1671
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