• ISSN: 2010-023X
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    • DOI: 10.18178/IJTEF
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IJTEF 2011 Vol.2(4): 263-268 ISSN: 2010-023X
DOI: 10.7763/IJTEF.2011.V2.114

Factors Affecting Housing Development in Makama Jahun Area of Bauchi Metropolis, Nigeria

Aliyu Ahmad Aliyu, Rozilah Kasim, and David Martin
Abstract—This paper 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 private residential property development in Makama Jahun 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.

Index Terms—Housing problem, Neighbourhood, Nigeria, Private residential property, Property development.

Authors are with Department of Construction and Real Estate Management, Faculty of Technology Management, Business and Entrepreneurship, Universiti Tuz Hussein Onn Malaysia, 86400, Parit Raja, Batu Pahat, Darul Ta’zim, Johor, Malaysia(e-mail: aaaliyu1978@yahoo.com; rozilah@uthm.edu.my ;martin@uthm.edu.my).

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Cite:Aliyu Ahmad Aliyu, Rozilah Kasim, and David Martin, "Factors Affecting Housing Development in Makama Jahun Area of Bauchi Metropolis, Nigeria," International Journal of Trade, Economics and Finance vol.2, no.4, pp. 263-268, 2011.

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