B4. State of repair
Determine the current condition of the building/house
(Please cross out one of the selections below)
 Needs no repair/needs minor repair
 Needs major repair
 Under renovation/being repaired
 Under construction
 Unfinished construction
Needs no repair/needs minor repair
Needs major repair
Under renovation/being repaired
Warning: these figures indicate the number of cases found in the data file. They cannot be interpreted as summary statistics of the population of interest.
B4 State of repair
This provides information on the current status of the building which is of special significance to housing programmes. It is also useful for housing priorities and for the identification of groups in need of housing repair.
Determine the current state of repair of the building/house and cross out the circle opposite the appropriate selection.
1 Needs no repair/needs minor repair - This building is usually new or has a good building maintenance, i.e., no deterioration is apparent from the outside.
2 Needs major repair - The building cannot fully protect the occupants from the elements (rain, wind, temperature). It may have cracks in the interior walls, leaking roof, holes on the floors, broken windows, etc. which can only be mended by major repair.
3 Dilapidated/condemned - This building is beyond repair. Dilapidated parts are found in pillars, roofs and outer walls needing renovation. Condemned buildings, wherein substandard materials/procedures were used in the construction or which are structurally defective, are also included here.
4 Under renovation/being repaired - This is a building that was fully constructed and finished but is now being repaired for some deterioration or damages. This also includes buildings being renovated to make additional structures or to modify/repair existing structures.
5 Under construction - The construction work has started but not yet completed and the construction is still going on.
Construction means all on-site work done from site preparation, excavation, foundation, and assembly of all components and installation of utilities and equipment of buildings/structures.
6 Unfinished construction - This is a partly constructed building but at the time of visit, construction is temporarily or permanently stopped, that is, no construction activity is going on for quite some time.
This variable indicates the current condition of the building/house (e.g. whether it needs repair).