(1987) JELR 69787 (HC)    
High Court  ·  16 Feb 1987 ·  Ghana
Other Citations
[1979] GLR 246
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rent officer
learned magistrate
recoverable rent
assessment of recoverable rent
regional office
rent magistrate
appellate court
assessment of the rent officer
exhibit b
ground of appeal
mr. okudzeto
attorney-general’s department
commercial area
exhibit a
mr. nyanor
rent officer’s certificate
agyepong j.
appellant’s tenant
appellate capacity
arrears of rent
assessed rent
assessment of house rates
assessment of rent of that shop
beginning of the hearing of the appeal
district court
final authority
landlord of house no. c.
learned district magistrate
mutatis mutandis
original grounds of appeal
particular section
rent act
residential area
residential premises
respect of any premises
second class
second ground of appeal
spite of exhibit a
square foot
support of mr. okudzeto
view of the concession of mr. okudzeto
worship mr. s. a. afful
wrong rate of 40p
wrong reasons

AGYEPONG J.: This is an appeal from the judgment of the District Court Grade I D., Accra, constituted by his worship Mr. S. A. Afful. The district court dismissed the claim of the appellant for ¢701.20 arrears of rent and an order of ejectment for failure to pay rent.

The appellant is the landlord of house No. C. 10/2 Adabraka, Accra, and the respondent is the appellant’s tenant occupying the appellant’s shop. In September 1974 both the landlord and the tenant agreed to submit to the rent officer the assessment of rent of that shop. On 18 September 1974, the rent officer fixed the rent at ¢139.40 and served his assessment on both the landlord and the tenant. Before then, the tenant had written exhibit A to the rent officer authorising the rent officer to carry on the assessment in her absence, and informing the rent officer that she would accept the assessment of the rent officer. In spite of exhibit A the tenant refused to accept the assessment of the rent officer and used various mod…

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