RICS unfolds global agenda to guide surveyors’ practice
Amid public skepticism about experts and global institutions driving high standards across markets, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has unfolded an ambitious agenda to keep the profession at the heart of the built and natural environment.
Nigeria luxury real estate slumps amid coronavirus crisis
As the downturn from coronavirus pandemic squeezes the economy, higher-end and luxury real estate markets have become the hardest hit, as premium apartments property owners record lowest sales in major cities.
Demand for budget-friendly homes surges amid layoffs, pay cuts
As the Nigerian economy falters due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, businesses are worst off, prompting pay cuts in many companies, search by people living in rented houses for budget-friendly homes across cities and towns to reduce costs.
‘There is now no justification for importing foreign valuers’
Victor Adekunle Alonge is the Vice-Chairman, Estate Surveyors and Valuers Registration Board of Nigeria (ESVARBON), Principal partner, Nelson Thorpe Alonge.
Global economic uncertainty weighs on markets
Home values around the world rose broadly in the second quarter of 2019, though at a slower place than at any point in the past decade, according to an index released Wednesday from Knight Frank.
Estate surveyors decry non-inclusion in assets declaration
Notwithstanding no specific law mandating the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) to engage the services of registered Nigerian Estate Surveyors and Valuers (NIESV) in the process of assets declaration, the professional body reiterated that its involvement would deepen the nation’s democracy, especially curb the wrong valuation of assets.
RICS harps on building stronger cities through masterplan
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), Nigeria group has called for the development of stronger cities that easily absorb urban shocks and take into cognizance lives of residences irrespective of their physical challenges.
‘Improper planning renders Lagos an unhappy state’
GBENGA ISMAIL is the principal partner of Ismail and Partners and Chairman, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), Nigeria chapter. He also doubles as the Vice President, International Real Estate Federation (FIABCI) Nigeria chapter. In this interview with BERTRAM NWANNEKANMA, he spoke on the activities of RICS and other sundry issues affecting housing delivery in…
Nigeria cities burdened by inadequate planning, urbanisation
Although housing has continue to pose severe challenges in many parts of the country, the problems are however more peculiar and severe in Nigerian cities.
Ripples over service charge in estates
The controversy dogging the imposition of exorbitant service charges in various estates in the country is set to boil over, with bitter quarrels between the property owners or managers and the occupiers. In rare cases, the trouble has been between residents and associations executives. Service charge is a mandatory payment made by tenants toward the…