Examination of Landlords’ Perception of Estate Surveyors and Values as Property Managers (A Case Study of Awka, Anambra State) (Published)
The study examined landlords’ perception of Estate Surveyors and Valuers as property managers in Awka, Anambra State. The study addressed the following objectives: to examine landlords’ perception of Estate Surveyors and Valuers as property managers in the study area, to examine landlords’ perception of lawyers and other non-professionals as property managers in the study area and, to determine the extent to which landlord’s in the study area are informed about the professional roles of Estate Surveyors and Valuers as property managers. The study made use of well-structured questionnaires as its primary source of data. A total of 150 questionnaires were distributed out of which a total of 102 were retrieved. The data collected were duly presented in frequency and percentage tables and analyzed using the Chi-square test method to validate the hypotheses. The study revealed that landlords in Awka perceive Estate Surveyors and Valuers as trained professionals in the field of property management. However, they also perceive lawyers as property managers and prefer them to manage their properties. Estate Surveyors and Valuers are therefore enjoined to enlighten the public more on who Estate Surveyors and Valuers are and their functions using varous platforms such as social and other electronic media platforms, articles and journals; shun all forms of professional misconduct which can lead to distrust and doubts on their professional competence and also the Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers (NIESV) and the Estate Surveyors and Valuers Registration Board of Nigeria (ESVARBON) should reduce the rigorous processes required for one to become a professional Estate Surveyor and Valuer, as the number of professionals in practice still leaves much to be desired.
The Effect of Tax System Simplicity on Tax Compliance Among the Rental Income Earners in Kenya. A Case of Eldoret Central Business District (Published)
The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of tax system simplicity on tax compliance among rental income earners in Eldoret town. The study sought to find out whether the simplicity of the tax system has an effect on the compliance of the rental income earners of Eldoret Central Business District. The study adopted an explanatory design. The target population of this study comprisedrental income earners within Eldoret Central Business District. The target population was 332 of which a sample of 181 waschosen using simple random sampling method. A five scale likert scale questionnaire was designed and distributed to the respondents. The validity and reliability was established through a pilot test. Data analysis was done using both descriptive and inferential statistics by the help of the statistical package for social sciences.Hypotheses were tested at 0.05, level of significance (95% confidence level) from the Chi-Square values. From the study findings it was established that the level of income of the rental income earners influenced their level of tax compliance. The study recommended that the government needs to improve on the taxation system and ensure that the tax payers can easily understand it. The findings of this study are expected to be of great assistance to the revenue collection agents, who might use the recommendations to augment the collection of tax from the rental income earners. The government will also be able to generate more revenue from rental income tax which might boost their operations