In Ghana, the Rent Control Law 1986 (PNDCL 138) is still in force.

Under this law, the Rent and Housing Committee under the Ministry of Works and Housing is mandated to oversee responsibilities of both landlords or owners and tenants.

According to Section 4 of the Rent Control Law 1986 (PNDCL 138), “every landlord of any residential accommodation [be it a single or two-roomed accommodation] shall register with the Rent and Housing Committee every lease or tenancy agreement in respect of such accommodation within fourteen days of entering into the lease and tenancy agreement.”

Today, on The Law, host Samson Lardy Anyenini and his guest, PRO at Rent Control Department, Emmanuel Hovey Kporsu discussed this law’s nitty-gritty and how it serves Ghanaians amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.