How to write a tenancy agreement in Ghana

In spite the need of having documentation for property possession in life is effortless in some quotas. That attitude must no longer be the case when it comes to a tenancy settlement or agreement in Ghana. You have to accept the significance of this record or document and its role. By definition, a tenancy agreement is a contractual arrangement between a tenant and a landlord or landlady. The contract stipulates the roles of the persons involved regarding a residential or business property leased or rented out. Ideally, it is a binding document, which you need to read about below

A sample of tenancy agreement in Ghana TENANCY AGREEMENT

This is to ascertain that I ……………… being the landlord of ………property receive ………………amount in Ghana cedis being the sum of money for both the rent and the security deposit from ………………. being the tenant for renting out a house number ……………………………(you can give the physical address details of the property in question) on this day of …….the month of ……. Year ……… with effect from ………… This agreement is binding for two years beginning …………. and ending …………. upon which the tenancy agreement may be renewed or terminated and new regulations apply. The rent per month for the property has been agreed as ………………. (state the figure in both words and figures if need be) and should be payable on or before …………. Day of the month. Failure to pay by this day will attract an additional charge of …… % of the rent. However, failing to pay 30 days thereafter will lead to forceful eviction. This agreement is subject to renewal after the expiration of the tenancy agreement period from which it ceases to be enforceable. Rent may then be reviewed upwards or downward by the landlord. The tenant and the landlord can then determine if the tenant-landlord relationship should continue by signing a new tenancy agreement. TENANCY REGULATION It is hereby agreed as follows: That the house will be painted and ready for occupancy on ………… and the keys will officially be handed over to the tenant. The keys should be returned to the landlord when the tenant vacates the premises. That monthly rent of ………… Ghana cedis is payable to the landlord on or before ……… every month and should be paid ….(state the mode of payment, bank account, money transfer service and leave the details to use). That rent is subject to payment even in advance to avoid inconveniences. That the rent for the house ………… (give a description) may be adjusted upwards after the duration of tenancy has expired. That the house cannot be rented out to another person or sub-rented without a written consent from the landlord. That the property should always be in a good state as it was during the time of tenancy agreement issuance and should hand back the property free of damage or destruction just as it was when issued. That the property should only be used as a residency alone and should maintain peace for neighbors. That no additions, fixtures or alteration should be done on the property without the consent of the landlord. That tenants are to maintain peace and harmony within the premises both with the landlord and other tenants and should help the landlord to achieve this. That tenants should be persons of high integrity; bad behavior such as stealing, insulting, quarreling is discouraged. That either party can give three months’ notice of their intention to renew or terminate the agreement in this tenancy agreement termination clause to avoid either party being inconvenienced. The security deposit is refundable in full if the tenant did not tamper with the landlord’s property. That dated …………this agreement is binding for two years. (In case there are utility bills that are shared, states the ratio and how payment should be made. This is particularly regards to utility bills, water and electricity.) Date: ………… Name of the landlord/ landlady: …………………… Name of the tenant:……………………………… Tel no: ………………………………… Tel no: …………………………… Signature: ……………………………. Signature: …………………… Witness: ……………………… Witness: ……………………… Signature: …………………………… Signature: …………………….

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