n Journal of Emerging Trends in Economics and Management Sciences - Factors influencing change of use and its attendant problems : case study of Yaya Abatan Ogba, Lagos State

Volume 3, Issue 6
  • ISSN : 2141-7024
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The rapid pace of urbanization in the third world cities particularly in Nigeria has brought about arbitrary changes in land use which has become evident in most cities to the extent that a piece of land or a building serves many different purposes at the same time thus making it difficult to define a given area as either residential or commercial. This study examined the arbitrary changes of urban residential to commercial uses, such as shopping and light industrial ventures with a view to bringing out salient factors that stimulates change in use and to address same. More so, the study looked at the reasons and effects in terms of problems associated with this change of use in relation to the impact and consequences of uses on the neighbourhood. The source of data for this study was from primary and secondary source. The primary source was obtained through direct interview, observation and by use of structured questionnaire. While the secondary data was obtained from published materials such as (relevant books, journals etc) and unpublished materials. The data collected was analyzed and presented using tables. The study's major finding was that the property owners responded mainly to demand but the effects of this trend is far reaching. The study concluded by recommending that government should be more proactive in ensuring strict compliance with planning codes.

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