Oni, A. O. and Durodola, D. O.
DISPUTES RESOLUTION AMONGST RESIDENTS OF
TENEMENT PROPERTIES IN LAGOS, NIGERIA.
Global Jour. of Engg. & Tech., 3 (4).
Low income earners in Lagos metropolis have peculiar taste for a type of residential property,
popularly referred to as face-me-I-face-you. The type of property usually consists of many units rooms flanking
a central passage. Tenants with different orientation and background cohabit, and conflicts frequently occur
amongst them. This paper examines the causes of conflicts that are common amongst tenants of tenement type
of residential accommodation in Lagos metropolis. In so doing, questionnaires coupled with direct observation
and interviews were administered on total of five hundred respondents randomly selected from five zones in the
study area. The study found a number of factors causing the conflicts and recommends creative problemsolving
strategies, amongst others, for managing such conflicts amongst occupiers of tenement houses in the
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