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An assessment of the effect of noise pollution on rental values of properties in Nigeria


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Abstract

The study assessed the impact of noise pollution on rental values of properties in Nigeria. The study adopted a survey research design. Questionnaire was designed to obtain data from the respondents. The close ended questions were used to collect the data. The questionnaire was distributed to respondents through their emails and phone numbers in May, 2020 during the Covid-19 lockdown. The study adopted purposive and convenient sampling technique. The data analysis was based on sixty one questionnaires retrieved. The data were analyzed with descriptive statistics such as frequency, percentage and mean. The results revealed that noise pollution reduces property rental values with a mean of 2.7 which is greater than the mean rating of 2.5. The study concludes that noise pollution negatively impacts property values. The study recommends the development and enforcement of noise abatement measures to improve urban neighbourhood quality and increase property values.

Keywords

Noise Pollution, Rental Value, Properties, Nigeria

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