4 Rental Law Facts In Ghana You Should Know
In a survey Jumia House conducted with Hacking Adulthood on accommodation, 45% of survey respondents said that they lived with their parents/nuclear family and 89% said they wanted to change their current housing situation.
Accommodation is a big issue in Ghana, so Jumia House collaborated with Circumspecte, Impact Hub Accra and several other organizations and came up with #StateofAccomodation, a campaign to highlight and discuss accommodation issues and come up with proposed solutions. From the offline discussion held on November 23rd, a few surprising facts about rental laws were brought to light by the panelist from Rent Control. Below are four facts about Rental Law you may or may not be aware of:
- The Rent Control Law protects the tenant and the landlord but not the house hunter.
- According to the law, landlords can legally ask for 6 months advance payment for rent and no more. Currently, there is a bill in parliament to change rent advancement to one year.
- Rent can only be increased three years after the initial rent charge.
- Landlords must seek approval from Rent Control before increasing rent.