Rent Control thrown out of their office by landlord for not paying 5 months rent

Rent Control thrown out of their office by landlord for not paying 5 months rent

- An office belonging to the Rent Control has been shut down

- The landlord of the office says it has defaulted rent for five months

- Rent control is yet to respond to the matter

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A Rent Control Department at Amasaman in Accra is under lock and key.

The office space landlord who houses the Department says the government organization failed to pay their rent. According to Joseph Nsiah Abugri, Rent Control has defaulted on its rent for the past five months.

“I made an official report at the head office at Ministries. They asked me to direct it to the Amasaman office since that’s where my property is situated. In effect, they asked me to report to the same people who owe me, I was left with only one option – to buy padlocks and lock the facility. I’m demanding the full payment of the five months arrears,” he told the media.

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Rent Control thrown out of their office by landlord for not paying 5 months rent
An officer of rent control coming to meet the space under lock and key.
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