AN EXAMINATION OF TENANT EVICTION IN ANAMBRA STATE, NIGERIA

Joseph C. Onyejiaka, J. C. Chinagorom, P. C. Ndive

Abstract


This study examines the causes and methods of tenant’s eviction in property management practice in Anambra State, Nigeria with a view to suggesting measures aimed at reducing its incidence. Descriptive survey research design was employed for the study. The population consisted of 150 professional and practicing Estate surveyors & Valuers within Nnewi, Onitsha and Awka which comprises the three major cities in the State. The instrument for data collection was a structured questionnaire, interviews and other secondary sources. Data collected were analyzed using descriptive statistics, percentage and 5-point likert scale. The study’s result revealed that rent default, damage of property, holdover, owner’s usage and breach of other covenants are the major reasons for evictions. The most significant method adopted for evicting tenants was quit notice. This study provides a basic guideline for policy makers to seek a solution to eviction problems. It also recommended that an alternative method of eviction which is relatively less expensive and time consuming should be employed.


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