(1983) JELR 65601 (HC)    
High Court  ·  2 Apr 1983 ·  Ghana
Core Terms Beta
rent officer
rent magistrate
recovery of possession
provisions of section
ex parte ofosu-amaah
order of ejectment
respect of arrears of rent
such manner
appropriate rent officer
exclusive power
additional ground of appeal
ansah-twum j.
complainant’s premises
contravention of sections
district court grade
entire house
family house
following functions
functions of the rent officer
high court decisions
immediate ejectment of the tenant
interested party
judges of the high court
landlord’s evidence
learned judge
learned trial magistrate
magistrate’s determination
main ground of appeal
months’ notice
order of the rent officer
original ground of appeal
part of the landlord
recent times
relevant documents
rent act
rent officer of the sekondi-takoradi city area
rent regulations
reported court of appeal decision
senior rent officer
such jurisdiction
support of his complaint
tenant’s men
view of these reasons

ANSAH-TWUM J.: This matter was originated by a complaint to the rent officer of the Sekondi-Takoradi City Area by the plaintiff-respondent (hereinafter referred to as the landlord) as against the defendant-appellant (hereinafter referred to as the tenant). The complaint lodged reads as follows:

“Mr. Oppong who is the proprietor of Pakos Lodge rented the first floor of my storey-building for his bandsmen. The bandsmen of late became a nuisance to the inmates of the house and those around us. Each time they returned from dance fully intoxicated with alcohol and Indian hemp smoking, they turned the whole area upside down. Some engaged themselves in fighting over girls they brought along with them, whilst others went to the extent of throwing bottles and other missiles. There was an occasion when one of the bandsmen pulled out a knife to stab another bandsman and had it not been for the timely intervention of a passer-by who was attracted by the unusual noise to the scene it would have bee…

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