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VIDEO: Landlords who demand over 6 months rent advance from tenants could be jailed – Rent Control

Rent Control Department of Ghana has warned landlords for flaunting the rent control laws.

The law states that no one should be charged more than 6 months’ rent advance for a long tenancy agreement.

Under Section 25:25 of the Rent Control law: “Any person who has a condition of grant renewal or continuance of a tenancy demand in a case of monthly or short tenancy the payment in advance or more than a month rent or in a case of a tenancy exceeding 6 month, the payment in advance of more than 6 months rent shall be guilty of an offense and upon conviction be liable to a fine not exceeding 500 penalty unit (equivalent to GH¢6,000) or a term of improvement not exceeding 2 years or both”

On Saturday morning Newsfile on Joynews, the head of Public Relations, Emmanuel Hovey Kporsu said they have lined up some landlords before a court for flaunting the law.

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‘I have lined up some landlords before the court for taking more than six months rent advance’ – Head, Public Relations, Rent Control Department, Emmanuel Hovey Kporsu.

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