Minister designate for works and housing, Samuel Atta Kyea, has revealed that his outfit will see to the amendment of Ghana's existing rent law.
The pending rent law on the floor of parliament stipulates that house owners are not supposed to rent out accommodation exceeding a period of six months.
But Mr Atta Kyea said “it’s a huge decision that the House should decide and sometimes we pilot bills and the final outcome should come from the people.Somebody will say that you are not taking good care of the one who sank his money into the project so why don’t you come to a middle line of three months as against the old rent act which says that it should not exceed six months? So we need to look at it but the fundamental point is that it should not strangle the tenant. We should look at it from that perspective.
So far, the rent control department has lauded the move stating that it will go a long way to check the exploitation of prospective tenants by owners of properties.