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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:

  1.   The Rent Control Law protects the tenant and the landlord but not the house hunter.
  2.   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.
  3.   Rent can only be increased three years after the initial rent charge.
  4.   Landlords must seek approval from Rent Control before increasing rent.

Watch the online and offline event videos to learn more. If you have any further questions you can share them on our social media platforms using the hashtags #StateofAccommodation and #AskAGhAgent 

 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Ohui A Kwao is Head of Communications at Jumia Classifieds and Social Media Manager at ICGC Yahweh Temple. She is an aspiring public speaker, personal branding, and communications coach. In her spare time, she likes to read and watch tv shows

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