Ukubungaza ngokuhlakanipha e-Ghana
We’ve put together this article to help Hosts on Airbnb become familiar with hosting responsibilities and to provide a general overview of different laws, regulations, and best practices that may affect Hosts. You’re required to follow our guidelines, like our hosting regulations and standards, and to make sure that you follow the laws and other rules that apply to your specific circumstances and locale.
We recommend that you do your own research as this article isn’t comprehensive, and doesn’t constitute legal or tax advice. Also, as we don’t update this article in real-time, please check each source and make sure that the information provided here hasn’t recently changed.
Health and cleanliness
In the context of the COVID-19 health crisis, the implementation of appropriate health and safety measures will be at the heart of the recovery of the tourism sector. Global information about Airbnb’s enhanced cleaning protocol can be found in general info about hosting places to stay.
Tax is a complex topic. Your tax obligations will vary based on your particular circumstances, so we recommend you research your obligations or consult a tax professional to get more specific information.
Licensing, Regulation, and Levies
Tourism enterprises in Ghana are required to be registered, inspected, and licensed by the Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) before commencing operations. In addition, a once-off registration fee is payable to the GTA, and licenses must be annually renewed. Finally, all accommodation facilities are also required to pay a 1% charge on all services at tourism and hospitality establishments on a monthly basis to the Tourism Development Fund.
Full information on registration, inspection, licensing, safety and security measures, and levy payments can be found in Tourism Act 2011 (Act 817) and Tourism (Registration and Licensing of Accommodation) Regulations, 2016 LI 2239.
Other contracts and rules
As a Host, you need to understand and abide by other contracts or rules that bind you, including leases, co-op rules, or other rules established by tenant organizations. You should be able to find out more by contacting your housing authority (such as a community council) or landlord. Your lease (or other contract) might also have specific details.
Work with your insurance agent or carrier to determine what kind of obligations, limits, and coverage are required for your specific circumstances.
Host damage protection and Host liability insurance
Air Cover includes Host damage protection and Host liability insurance, which provide you with basic coverage for listed damages and liabilities. However, these don’t take the place of homeowner’s insurance, renter’s insurance, or adequate liability coverage. You might need to meet other insurance requirements as well.
We strongly encourage all Hosts to review and understand the terms of their insurance policy coverage. Not all insurance plans will cover damage or loss of property caused by a guest who books your accommodation.
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Liability and basic coverage
Review your homeowner’s or renter’s policy with your insurance agent or carrier to make sure your listing has adequate liability coverage and property protection.
Our commitment to your community
We are committed to working with local officials to help them understand how Airbnb benefits our community. Where needed, we will continue to advocate for changes allowing regular people to rent out their own homes.