Land ownership is a vital asset for nations, businesses and individuals. It is a valuable asset that top-notch investors around the world feel safe to hold their funds. However, owning land always has its challenges.
Since time immemorial, conflicts over land disputes have seen people murdered, families torn apart, beatings by land rangers, sibling disputes and businesses dragged to court for settlements. Many people also got sick from the stress, saw their pressure increase and eventually died.
The case is no different in Ghana as there are numerous cases of land issues filed with every court mandated to deal with land cases.
Problems could be due to greed, ethnic conflicts, misunderstanding, mismanagement and lack of education, delays in settling land disputes in court, lack of customary land secretariats for councils traditional practices, inadequate documentation, lack of understanding between tenants and landlords or chiefs.
Other causes are chieftaincy issues, unemployment, failure to pay rent to the Stool Lands Administrator, lack of outreach programs for tenants, stakeholders and chiefs on Stool lands.
Land disputes and disputes have become commonplace, causing unrest within and between families, communities and ethnic groups.
This problem may be due to greed, ethnic conflicts, misunderstanding, mismanagement and lack of education, delays in resolving land disputes in court, lack of customary land secretariats for councils traditional practices, inadequate documentation, lack of understanding between tenants and landlords or chiefs. Among these causes, others may be related to chieftaincy issues, unemployment, failure to pay rent to the Stool Lands Administrator, lack of awareness programs for tenants, stakeholders and chiefs on the lands. of the Stool.
And the lack of proper dispute resolution mechanisms in our communities compounds the problem.
Before you begin your search for land to buy in Ghana, and to avoid potential land dispute issues, it is important to understand the laws surrounding the acquisition and purchase of land; especially the law on who owns land in Ghana. The first thing to know is that no one owns land in Ghana! All land belongs to the state, traditional authorities, families and clans. Land owned by individuals and private entities is simply leases lasting 50 years for expatriates and 99 years for citizens (it’s a ratio of 50 to 70 years when it comes to land). a commercial property)
Land dispute issues in Ghana tend to derail all your efforts to acquire prime land. Buying land is a fantastic long-term investment. The benefits, including low maintenance costs and safety, are numerous. You may have read all you need to know about buying land in Ghana; researched land for sale in Ghana online; found an ideal piece of land to sell; and taken all the necessary steps you can think of to finally make this purchase.
A recent dispute over the rightful owner of land in Ghana has led the country’s highest court to question why people who sell the same land to multiple buyers in fraudulent transactions are not prosecuted. The judges also expressed shock at the state of records in Ghana from which it is often impossible to distinguish the rightful owners of plots of land. They said such chaos, combined with uncertainty about the validity of property deals, would also deter foreign investors.
Brainsfield Limited; a real estate brokerage and consultancy firm representing sellers, buyers, developers and tenants of properties in Ghana has established a Land Dispute Clinic, a unit that will assist victims of land disputes and provide guidance to new and potential landlords land so they can avoid traps.
The clinic would invite applicants with settlement issues for the following:
Submit all available documents for review, the clinic would conduct research to determine the position of the document, the clinic would advise its clients and, if possible, fund all court cases for its clients based on case potentials.
Brainsfield Limited is a company well versed in land matters. Most people go to court unprepared and lose their case even though they have a good case. Brainsfield would guide you through property advisory advice, survey work i.e. technical and legal aspects of court. You have to be strategically prepared for any legal issues and that’s what Brainsfield is here for.
In October 2022, the company will begin to receive issues and complaints from victims for advice and treatment at its litigation clinic.
Litigation Clinic Process
The clinic is supposed to ensure that all disputes in the vital aspects of the litigation are dealt with and settled or maintained, a department where victims receive advice or counsel, especially of a specialized nature in land disputes.
The victim of such cases must have legitimate and legal documents of ownership of the given land, on the basis of which the claim of the land can be based.
The given pitch must have all of its corners properly measured and accounted for in the case of relevant pitch issues and questions.
The concerns on the ground and the resulting issues should be clearly stated to avoid parallel accusations and encourage a more organized defense and factual reasoning.
The clinic will have to have the documents concerning the donated land legally assessed by which protection and recovery will be possible.
The clinic will eventually arrange for the case to be handled legally by an in-house lawyer.