(1983) JELR 65328 (HC)    
High Court  ·  28 Feb 1983 ·  Ghana
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[1987-88] GLR 1189
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tenancy agreement
consideration of rent
following practice note
learned trial magistrate
party beginning
submission of no case
ambit of the rent act
amplitude of act
appellate court
case shows
close of plaintiff
consideration of payment of rent
counsel’s submission
courts ordinance
defendant justice
documentary evidence
feature of the lease
final judgment
following recording
former west african court of appeal
general rule
house no.
last ground of appeal
light of this ground of appeal
miscarriage of justice
name kwesi mills
name of the defendant
name of the plaintiff
next ground of appeal
order of the honourable court
plaintiff claims
plaintiff’s name
practice note
premises of the state housing corporation
present practice
recent english pronouncements
record of proceedings shows
sublessee pays
substantial miscarriage of justice
tenant of the premises
twumasi j.
views of roger korsah j.

TWUMASI J.: Some time in January 1962, the respondent (hereinafter referred to as the plaintiff) was transferred from Takoradi to Tema as an employee of the Railways and Ports Corporation. He was at the time a tenant in house No. 202, Adiembra, premises of the State Housing Corporation.

He put his nephew by name Kwesi Mills in charge of the said house. While at Tema information reached him that the said Kwesi Mills had betrayed his responsibility by entrusting the control of the house to the appellant (hereinafter referred to as the defendant). Being perturbed by this indiscretion on the part of his nephew, the plaintiff rushed to Takoradi to verify the information. The information turned out to be true as the plaintiff met the defendant in occupation of the house. The latter admitted that Kwesi Mills entrusted the house to him. The defendant begged the plaintiff to allow him to occupy the premises as he had no alternative accommodation. The plaintiff agreed on the understanding or con…

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