Tenants in Their Personal Houses: A Product of Mass Housing Design Process in Kwara State, Nigeria

Adedayo Olatunde Folaranmi


An examination of the mass housing schemes/estates in Nigeria will reveal that many housing providers put up restrictions on what modifications house owners can carry out on their personal houses (homes). If this were a rented house one can perhaps understand the needs for these limitations but for a personal house paid for by the house owner, this becomes untenable and seeks to make the house owner a permanent tenant. This paper examines how the mass housing provision process in Kwara state, Nigeria encourages this trend, in addition the reasons for setting some of these limitations would also be examined. It is part of a PhD research in the area of housing customization. In undertaking this research, mass housing schemes in Kwara state were selected and examined in relation to the to the aim of the paper. The data generated was analyzed using the SPSS and MS-Excel packages and the result is presented in charts and plates. The research concludes that prospective house owners have a valid right on their houses and should not be made to adhere to restrictions that make them appear as tenants. Architects working on mass housing schemes should be made to collaborate with the prospective house owners. The research concludes by proffering strategies which architects working on the provision of mass housing schemes can collaborate upon with the prospective house owners towards the provision of a satisfactory house.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5539/jms.v3n1p95


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