A landlady, Joyce Terkper, at Oyarifa in the Greater Accra Region has granted a three-month rent waiver to her tenants to minimise any economic hardship brought on to them by the novel Coronavirus outbreak.
The landlady in a letter dated April 18, 2020, said: “We are pleased to inform you that three-month rent payment has been waived to help reduce the hardship the COVID-19 pandemic has brought as a result of the lockdown”
The letter further clarified that “This means that you will not pay rent for three months. This can be deducted at source in your next rent renewal payment. For those whose rent has expired and yet to pay, three-month rent should be deducted when making payment.”
The landlady in the letter also said the tenants have the flexibility to defer payment until the pandemic is over.
“You have the option to pay between one month and six months maximum for your rent advance,” she added.