Ratio Decidendi


(2001) JELR 69710 (HC)    
High Court  ·  26 Jul 2001 ·  Ghana
Other Citations
[2001-2002] 1 GLR 570

Ratio Decidendi

Core Terms Beta
estate manager
christiana boateng
akokotre construction co ltd
first plaintiff witness
second plaintiff witness
airport estates
exhibit a
assistant estate officer
electricity co of ghana
estate manager of the company
ghana water co ltd
own risk
premises of the defendant-company
purchase price
receptionist of the defendant-company
said house
said officer
above findings
above reference
act of the defendant-company
administrative officer
agent of the defendant company
buokrom estates
completed form
defendant-company’s store
estate house
estate manager of the defendant-company
evidence of the payment
exhibit b
exhibit c
full settlement of the purchase price
habitable state
ignorance of the law
imputation of wrong conduct
legal position
policy of the defendants
present case
purchaser of the disputed house
quiet enjoyment of the subject matter
said construction company
said houses
selling price of the said house
short time
statutory corporation
sub-contractor of the defendant-company
third plaintiff witness



In or about March 1995, the plaintiff went to the premises of the defendant-company in Kumasi and expressed his intention to purchase an estate house. The defendant-company was a statutory corporation which built houses and provided accommodation to interested members of the Ghanaian public who either hired them on rentals or purchased and owned the said houses.

On the day in question, as stated, the receptionist of the defendant-company in Kumasi directed the plaintiff to the estate manager of the company in the person of one Christiana Boateng. The said officer or agent of the defendant company asked the plaintiff to go and inspect house No E 161, Airport Estates/Buokrom Estates. Upon inspection, the plaintiff was pleased with the said house, and so indicated that fact to the estate manager. The selling price of the said house was quoted and the plaintiff paid ¢11.5 million in full settlement of the purchase price. He was however not issued any receipt in evidence of…

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