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A CRITIQUE VIEW OF COMPENSATION UNDER THE LAND US DECREE NO. 6 OF 1978 (A CASE STUDY OF HARMONY ESTATE UMUGCHIGBO ENUGU EAST LOCAL GOVERNMENT ABAKPA NIKE ENUGU)

ABSTRACTIn Nigeria today, the government and its age ncies require land to carryout its development programs and due to the sentiment attached to land voluntary transfer of land by individual to the government is rare. So the government resort to compulsory acquisition and compensation paid there of the individuals whose right of accompany to land are extinguished due to over riding public interest. Laws are enacted to regulation the process of acquisition and compensation among host of other...

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT GENERAL PROCEDURES

ABSTRACTEnvironmental Impact Assessment (EIA) can broadly be defined as a study of the effects of a proposed project, plan or program on the environment. The legal, methodological and procedural foundations of EIA were established in 1970 by the enactment of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) in the USA. At the international level, lending banks and bilateral aid agencies have EIA procedures that apply to borrowing and recipient countries. Most developing counties have also embraced...

RELEVANCE OF FACILITIES MANAGEMENT TO NIGERIA’S ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

ABSTRACTFacility management is a critical business discipline, identified as an important catalyst that boosts the efficiency of organizations worldwide. The multi varied services it offers makes it an asset not only to organizations but to a nation’s economic development. This study investigates articulately the relevance Facility Management has on the economic development of Nigeria. The results from this study will hopefully create more awareness on the usefulness of Facility management ...

PROPERTY VALUATION

INTRODUCTIONAccording to M-Kawu (The Ground Work Of Property Valuation) Market value is easy to determine when the consumer goods are involved. The sellers and the buyers are in close contact and are therefore aware of what is happening in the market.No professional is required to advise on the price of a measure of rice in any market. One does not require an expert to tell him the price of an elephant blue detergent in the market. The value or price of the items will come out naturally throu...

ASSESSMENT OF TOURISTS PERCEPTION OF THE YANKARI GAME RESERVE AS A TOURIST DESTINATION

ABSTRACTThe study assessed the Yankari Games Reserve as a tourist destination by investigating the perception of the tourists who patronize it. The assessment used indicators including the level of patronage in number of tourists attracted annually, wildlife resources of the reserve, infrastructure, facilities and safety. The method employed reconnaissance survey of the reserve for observations and the administering of questionnaires to a sample of the tourists. The sample of 50 respondents, ...

AN EVALUATION OF PROPERTY RATING PRACTICE IN NIGERIA

1.1  Background to the Study It was in 1987, in the wake of some well publicized research works by actuaries Hager and Lord that Drivers Jonas first sponsored Investment Property Databank (IPD) to carry out detailed research into valuation accuracy in the United Kingdom. The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), as the valuers’ professional body, later took over the...

A TECHNICAL REPORT ON THE PROPOSED LANDSCAPE DESIGN OF FACULTY OF AGRICULTURE

AIM AND OBJECTIVESThe aim of the study is to improve the visual aesthetics of the whole environment at large and make the faculty more convenient for man through the provision of different facilities lacking in the area.OBJECTIVESThe objectives are those principled processes we intend to follow so as to actualize our goal.(a) carrying out an in-depth study on the area so as to understand the site characteristics.(b) Secondly, to carryout a research on the faculty and     depart...

THE ROLE OF FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS IN HOUSING DEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA (A CASE STUDY OF ENUGU METROPOLIS IN ENUG STATE)

INTRODUCTION 1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY Housing is one of the three basic needs of mankind and it is the most important for the physical survival of man after the provision of food.  Decent housing is one of the basic needs of every individual, the family and the community in general.  As a pre-requisite to the survival of man, it ranks secondly only the food.  It is also one of the best indicates of a persons standard of driving and his place in a society.  The...

AN EXAMINATION OF THE EFFECT OF LOCATION ON THE VALUE OF RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES IN EGBU/EMEKUKU AREAS OF OWERRI CAPITAL TERRITORY, IMO STATE, NIGERIA

ABSTRACTThis study examined, by means of primary and secondary sources, an examination of the effect of location on the value of residential properties in Egbu/Emekuku areas of Owerri capital territory in Imo State. Data used in this study were derived mainly from  secondary sources such as documents, including published literature, official documents, and media reports. Primary data were obtained from questionnaires administered to registered Estate Surveyors and Valuers, Estate Ag...

Comparative Study of Relevancy of Higher National Diploma and Bachelor of Science Training to Core Quantity Surveying Practices

ABSTRACTDeployment of appropriate skills and competencies is crucial and germane to the development and continuous relevance of any profession. In the built environment, the art of selecting the required skills and competencies expected of quantity surveyors and understanding the inherent dependencies between them remains a research issue. The purpose of this study was to analyze the comparative relevance of HND and B.Sc training to core quantity surveying practices of quantity surveyors. A s...

THE EFFECT OF THE LAND USE ACT IN PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT (A CASE STUDY OF ENUGU URBAN)

1.0 INTRODUCTION The land use Decree No. 6 of 1978 otherwise popularly called Land Use Act was promulgated on 29th March, 1978, the effective date of the commencement of its operation in Nigeria. It is a statutory approach or device used by the federal government to consolidate and harmonize the diverse tenures prevalent in the country before the promulgation. It aims at ensuring the protection of the rights of all Nigerians to enable them to provide for the sustenance of themselves and...

THE EFFECT OF SLUM ON PROPERTY VALUES (A CASE STUDY AGUOWA IN ENUGU, ENUGU STATE)

ABSTRACT The aim of this dissertation is to evaluate the effects of slum on property values at Aguowa via Trans-Ekulu and confirm that slum was responsible for the low property value in the area. The study showed that the slum occurrence was as a result of rural migration to urban areas and lack of original planning in the area. This work is organized in five chapters. Chapter one deals with the introduction, statement of the problem, purpose of study, limitation and delimitation, backgroun...

FINANCING OF REAL ESTATE IN NIGERIA (A CASE STUDY OF EBEANO HOUSING ESTATE ENUGU)

ABSTRACT For sometimes now, it has been observed that some people dwell in tents while others live in thatched mud houses, some yet live in dilapidated concrete buildings while other chose to live in tenements, bungalows, flats and messiness of varied structural strength and aesthetics.  Also, the size of these structures and their construction materials vary greatly and site differences exist. As a result of these observations, the study was on the housing problems and why these disc...

APPLICATION OF GIS AND REMOTE SENSING IN SPATIAL LOCATION OF OIL AND GAS PLATFORMS IN THE NIGER DELTA

ABSTRACT This study investigated the uses of GIS and Remote Sensing as a strategic tool for locating the positions of oil and gas fields. It has revealed the ability of GIS tool to develop database showing all the layers used for the study from logical to physical database design, bringing to the public domain, the applications of GIS and RS technologies using geospatial data in locating oil and...

EVALUATION OF THE PROBLEMS OF RENT COLLECTION AS AN ASPECT OF PROPERTY MANAGEMENT IN ENUGU STATE (A CASE STUDY RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES IN ENUGU METROPOLIS)

ABSTRACTRent is a periodic payment made to an owner of a property for the use of such property. This payment is on the increase n modern times due to several factors which includes increase in the price of goods, inflation and greed on the part of landlords. Similarly, the collection of rent is limited by a lot of problems which often results to rifts between landlords and tenants. However, these problems of rent collection can be solved successfully, thereby promoting a cordial landlord –t...


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