Tenants’ Perception on Housing Maintenance Culture in Public Housing in Kurunegala District, Sri Lanka
Public housing is one of the facilities for public servants in Sri Lanka. Maintenance of those housing are problematic due to lack of maintenance culture. Lack of studies focused on the issue and significant research gap existed in this area. The aim of this study is to investigate the tenants’ perceptions of the housing maintenance culture in the public housing of Kurunegala district, Sri Lanka. The study data focused on public tenants living in schedule and general service quarters, and officials from 11 institutions' state departments. The study focused on mainly socio-cultural perception, proxemics, and motivation. The results indicated that socio-cultural perception, proxemics, and motivation variables highly influence the enhancement of the housing maintenance culture in public housing. The study suggests that the state should revisit its housing maintenance institutional policies and practises to ensure that bureaucratic aspects are lowered, that the housing maintenance regulatory framework be inspected to
confirm effective housing maintenance, and that acceptable and satisfactory personnel be deployed within the servicing docket.
© 2022 The Authors. Published by Department of Estate Management and Valuation, University of Sri
Keywords: Housing Maintenance Culture, Public Housing, Tenants Perception