Impact of Sanitary Landfills on Urban Residential Property Value in Lagos State, Nigeria

O.A. AKINJARE, C.A. AYEDUN, A.O. OLUWATOBI, O.C. IROHAM

Abstract


Landfills have for long been generally thought to have diminutionary effect on residential property values. Various researches sparked off by this contention have proved contradictory in some instances. This study attempts to examine the impact of the four State established landfills on residential property values in Lagos State, each of varing sizes and having various degrees of contamination.
A total of  229, 2 341 and 315 structured questionaires were administerd to Estate Surveyors and Valuers, residents within 1.2km distance from four landfills and Lagos State Waste Management Agency (LAWMA) workers respectively and on the avearge, 78% were retrieved.  Evaluation using linear regression function of data drawn from administered questionaires showed a slight evident of statistical significance indicating that all residential property values increased with distances away from landfill sites at an average of 6% for the four landfills.

Full Text: PDF DOI: 10.5539/jsd.v4n2p48

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