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Procedure for Recovery of Premises
The general overview of the procedure for the recovery of premises in Ghana (after any of the provisions under Section 17(1) has been triggered) is espoused as follows:
It is important to note that the procedure for the recovery of premises may vary depending on the specific circumstances of the case. It is therefore advisable to seek legal advice before taking any action to recover possession of premises.
The purpose of the Rent Act’s statutory provisions is to provide a framework for resolving disputes between landlords and tenants in a fair and just manner. It ensures that both landlords and tenants are aware of their respective rights and responsibilities and that they follow the proper legal procedures in any dispute resolution process.
The provisions of the Rent Act provide a clear and objective basis for resolving disputes between landlords and tenants, which helps to prevent arbitrary evictions and protect tenants from abuse by unscrupulous landlords. By setting out these grounds for recovery of premises and the legal procedures for eviction, the law helps to promote fairness, stability, and security in the rental market in Ghana.
THE WRITER IS A BARRISTER AND SOLICITOR OF THE SUPREME COURT OF GHANA AND A MEMBER OF ZOE, AKYEA & CO LAW FIRM, ACCRA.
HIS LEGAL INTERESTS INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO REAL/PROPERTY LAW, CORPORATE AND COMMERCIAL PRACTICE, CONSTRUCTION LAW, AND DISPUTE RESOLUTION.