The ratio of Ghanaians who own houses is invariably higher than the number of Ghanaians who do not and it has resulted in many people having to rent to be able to get a roof over their heads.

Situations such as these bring house owners popularly known as landlords, into contact with tenants who come from different backgrounds and have different behaviors.

Tenant-landlord relationships have com a long way since the inception of renting houses as a result of relocation, work or any other given reason.

Some landlords are very particular about how tenants live in and manage their houses especially when the owner lives on the same property with them.

Very strict landlords, before they give their rooms out for rent, inform the potential tenant of the rules and regulations governing the house and find out if the tenant can live by them. Failure to do so, sometimes leads to eviction. has sighted a such rules and regulations governing tenants in a house owned by a Ghanaian landlord.

The landlord’s ‘constitution’ comprised opening and closing time of the house’ main gate, the rules governing the usage of certain amenities in the house and even restriction on visitors.

On visitors, the landlord stated, “Please note too many friends in the house is not allowed (for security reasons).”

In cautioning tenants who were in relationships, the landlord warned that he did not want a situation whereby more than one boyfriend or girlfriend visiting a tenant on the same day because he did not want a fight to erupt in his house.

“Male and female tenants are entitled to one sexual partners, we don’t want a situation whereby two partners will come and crush and fight”, the rules and regulations stated.

When it came to the usage of water in the house, the landlord informed the tenants that they had to pay up for the supply of water on time. Failure to do so, he said, would lead to the tank in which the water was kept to be locked.

The landlord concluded by urging his tenants to come to him with any issue they had because he operated a ‘open door policy’.

“Please if you have any problem or anything bordering you in the house please feel free and talk to the landlord,” the notice concluded.



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