Valuation for compensation practices in Kenya: an evaluation.
Museleku, Erastus K
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the practices for valuation for compensation purposes in Kenya. Design/methodology/approach A qualitative survey design was used to sample the registered valuers using questionnaire/telephone interviews, in addition to review of some policy and legal documents. Content analysis and descriptive statistics was used to analyse the data. Findings The study revealed that the most ignored asset losses in valuation for compensation purposes in Kenya are assets of persons without legally recognizable rights, common property resources and social capital, among others, due to the existing legal provisions. Additionally, valuers often fail to apply the appropriate valuation concepts and methods. Research limitations/implications The findings of the study are specific to Kenya since valuations for compensation purposes are statutory in nature and hence the applicable legal frameworks are unique to a specific country, although professionalism issues cut across. Practical implications The study may help professional valuers to update their knowledge and apply the right valuation concepts and methods, and also help policymakers to review their policies appropriately to match the best practices. Social implications The findings of the study, if implemented, are likely to enhance acceptability of compensation amounts hence improving the working relationships between the public project implementers and the project affected persons, to the benefit of the both parties. Originality/value The study is of value to professional valuers, policymakers and land acquiring agencies to be more vigilant and professional in the process of acquiring interests in land.
CitationMuseleku, E.K. (2021), "Valuation for compensation practices in Kenya: an evaluation", Property Management, Vol. 39 No. 4, pp. 479-492. https://doi.org/10.1108/PM-09-2020-0058
University of Nairobi
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