An agency that has the mandate to regulate rent and landlord-tenancy issues, the Rent Control Department is facing eviction as their office at Amasaman has been locked for non-payment of rent.
According to a GhSplash.com report, the impatient landlord Mr Joseph Naija Abugri who had run out of patience stormed the premises to put the office under lock and key.
Mr Abugiri narrated his frustration by stating how he has tried on several occasions to have the office pay the 5-month rent arrears but to avail.
According to him, he has written several letters to the Head office but he is yet to hear anything positive from their end. Therefore, he had applied force by locking the office in order to send a strong message to those in charge about his seriousness.
The irony of the whole issue is how a department that is supposed to tackle rent issues has been evicted or have their office space locked for non-payment of rent.
Mr Abugri, the landlord had the following to say:
“When there is a disagreement between a landlord and a tenant, the Rent Control Department resolves it. As the landlord, I was required by law to file an official report at the Ministry’s headquarters.
“They requested that I forward it to the Amasaman office because that is where my property is located. In other words, they asked me to report to the same people who owe me money.”
“I was left with only one choice: buy padlocks and secure the facility. I demand full payment for the five-month arrears.”
“I no longer want them in my facility. They need to look elsewhere. There are numerous houses available for rent in Amasaman.”