In Ghana, as in other developing and advanced countries, there are laws governing the building of houses, and construction in general.
These laws, when conformed to, brings sanity into the construction industry, ensuring that all laws are obeyed and buildings built in a way to secure good living for human development.
One needs not be told the effects or consequences of living in a poor quality building – there is the high possibility of collapse, fire, and flood.
For this reason, the government, governmental and non-governmental organization (NGOs) in the building sector, international organizations, and individual players in the building sector, have devised ways to put the Ghana real estate laws in check and to ensure that real estate developers and builders in the country comply with these laws.
The Ghana Building Code (GBC) was last reviewed in 2012, during an “African Adaptation Programme on Climate Change” conference, in which it was held that the GBC be reviewed to attain “Risk Reduction In Physical Development”; in a bid to reduce -if not fully eradicate –disasters related to building such as collapse and fire.
Some of the most important Ghana Real Estate Laws that builders need to apply in their projects are as follows: Click “Continue Reading” to see them