Works and Housing Ministers’ sends words of caution to landlords amid covid-19

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Minister for Works and Housing, Samuel Atta Akyea, has cautioned landlords in the country not to host foreigners without Covid-19 clearance from medical experts.

Speaking at a press briefing at the Press Centre, Accra to update the Ghana’s situation in the fight against Coronavirus, the minister noted that whoever violates the directive will be dealt with accordingly.

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“Landlords must be worried about potential tenants from foreign countries. Without a COVID-19 test clearance, don’t admit such a potential tenant,” he said.

In the midst of concerns that landlords take about two years rent advance, the Minister said landlords can face prosecution if they take rent advance exceeding duration of six months.

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He also stated that tenants can be evicted if their rents are due and have not been able to renew. He also said landlords who refuse to issue a receipt for a duly paid rent can also be prosecuted.

All these when followed will help reduce the financial burden of tenants in the country amid the novel coronavirus.

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