Landlords Association in Bampenase-Asumanya in the Kwabre East District in the Ashanti Region have expressed worry over persistent increase in the prices of building materials and called for a national action to curb the situation.
Some of the landlords during the launched of Anidaso Landlords Association said persistent hikes in the prices of cement and other building materials had raised the cost of building and contributed to increase in house rent. Cement prices were anticipated to grow by 3.9 percent in 2019 and 2020.
Elder Owusu Akyaw, chairman of the Anidaso Landlords Association, said since Ghana’s economy continued to expand, cement was very key to infrastructural development.
However, constant increase in the prices of building materials would have serious repercussions on the economy.
Elder Owusu Akyaw explained that, the formation of the association is to come together and fight one goal by so far as rent advance is concerned.
He said, most of the tenant don’t know the act of rent control department and it is creating problem between landlords and the tenants.
Assembly member of the area, Hon Williams Asamoah commended them for the formation of the association which according to him will bring development in the area. He then called them to do some background checks before giving out their rooms to tenants.
Angela Gyeibiwaa who is a senior rent control officer at the Kwabre East municipal advised landlords and tenants to understand the rent control act so that both the tenants and the landlords will live in peace.