Post Occupancy Evaluation (POE) As A Tool for Quality Assessment of Housing in Nigeria: Case-Study of Selected LSDPC Estates.
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The Quantity Surveyor- (NIQS) Journal. Victor Akan House, Lagos-Nigeria.
Prior to 2004, Federal and state governments have played a major role in the supply of social housing in Nigeria. With their emphasis always on low cost, quality of these houses was never a consideration. A drive through some of the estate will reveal their poor state. The National Housing Policies of 1991 and 2004 stated categorically that government would no longer be directly involved in housing production. Most of these institutions like Lagos State Development and Property Corporation (LSDPC) transformed into commercial ventures to compete with private developers. Their business as usual attitude has resulted into low productivity and sales in the midst of huge demand. The study was therefore set to evaluate the quality of four existing estates of LSDPC in Lagos. With stratified random sampling Data were collected from selected household and analyzed using simple statistical tools. Major findings include high rate of users dissatisfaction with their housing quality. Majority of the users have modified their houses mostly in a manner that make the quality poorer. As a major supplier of housing in Lagos, LSDPC is encouraged to embark upon regular maintenance, carry out POE often, form Housing Association in these estates and empower them for day to day management of the Estates.
LSDPC Estates , Post Occupancy , Assessment & Evaluation , National Housing Policies of 1991 and 2004 , Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES
Nubi, T.G. & T. Adegbemile (2007). Post Occupancy Evaluation (POE) As A Tool for Quality Assessment of Housing in Nigeria: Case-Study of Selected LSDPC Estates. The Quantity Surveyor. (NIQS) Journal. Victor Akan House, Lagos-Nigeria.