Pakistan Institute of Development Economics



The Impact of Open Sewerage Smell on House Rent in Rawalpindi

One of the basic problems of any developing country is to provide shelter to the low income groups. The housing does not mean shelter only but it includes the services related to it i.e. sanitation, sewerage, street conditions and water etc. The government policies related to the provision of such facilities have greater impact on the quality of life and standard of living. The demand for housing reflects the willingness to pay for a set of housing services. The house is a set of many goods; the number of bedrooms, bathrooms, quality of local services and utilities, tidiness of the neighbourhood and quality of the local environment [Katherine (2006)]. The difference in value may be due to housing and neighbourhood characteristics with amenity or dis-amenity values.

Muhammad Irfan