1/4 acre plot in Kenya. Number of 2 bedroomed units for rent and cost of construction.

1/4 acre plot in Kenya. Number of 2 bedroomed units for rent and cost of construction.

A 1/4 Acre plot has the rough dimensions of 100ft by 100ft or 30m by 30m.

Number of 2 bedroomed units.

For a high class type of construction whereby rents are high, e.g. in up market areas or near major towns and highways, the 1/4acre plot can fit 4 units per floor for 4 levels =16 units in total.

For middle class type of construction e.g. 0.5 to 1km away from tarmac or major town, the 1/4 acre plot can fit 6 units per floor =24 units in total.

For low class finishes type of construction, this can fit 8 units per floor=32 units in total for four floor levels.

Cost of construction.

High class.

For high class finishes, a cost of between kes 35,000 to 45,000 per m2 is envisioned.
Each unit can be 90m2 in size. This estimates a cost of between 3 to 4m per unit.
Assuming rental income of kes 30,000 per month, this will repay itself in between 9 to 11 years.

Middle class.

For middle class finishes, a cost of between kes 25,000 to kes 35,000 per m2 is envisioned.
Each unit can be 60m2 in floor area. This estimates a cost of between 1.5 to 2.1m per unit.
Assuming a rental income of kes 15,000 per month, this will repay in between 8 to 11 years.

Low class.

For low class finishes, a cost of between kes 18,000 per m2 to kes 25,000 per m2 is envisioned.
Each unit can be 40m2 in plinth area. This brings out a cost of between kes 720k to 1m per unit.
Assuming a rental income of kes 10,000 per month, this will repay in 6 to 8 years.

Francis Gichuhi Kamau, Architect.
info@a4rchitect.com
0721410684

Francis Gichuhi (692 Posts)

Architect Francis Gichuhi . B.Arch. University of Nairobi. Registered Architect, Kenya. Member, Architectural Association of Kenya. Contacts. email info@a4architect.com. Telephone +254721410684


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