A new rent policy was approved by Management and implemented in May 2011. The details of the policy are contained in the following sections.
Forms for the various rent policy options are attached for download.
Completed forms should be returned to the Secretary, Housing Committee in the Estate Unit (Room 138, Central Administration Block, Tamale).
There shall be two main categories of rent subsidies in the university. The first is 50% of the basic salary for every entitled staff occupying his/or own house. The second category of subsidy shall be 40% of basic salary for every entitled staff occupying other accommodations.
The detail implementation of the Policy is explained in the relevant category headings below.
Owner Occupier Allowance
An entitled staff shall qualify to draw 50% of their basic salary if they show evidence of legal title and physical occupation of the accommodation. Under this category, the staff shall be entitled to the full monetary equivalent of 50% of their basic salary, subject to statutory deductions.
Staff Occupying University Owned Accommodation
Entitled staffs who occupy a university house shall have their entire rent subsidy of 40% basic less statutory deductions paid to the university. This is regardless of the assessed rental value of the accommodation occupied. The positive difference of the subsidy over the rental value shall be deemed to have accrued to the maintenance account for the up keep of the property.
Staff Occupying University Assisted Rented Accommodation
Under this category, the university shall pay a rent advance not exceeding two years for entitled staff who apply for this facility. The monthly rent shall not exceed 30% of the basic salary of the staff at the time of processing. On payment of the rent advance to the staff applicant, they shall forfeit their rent subsidy of 40% whether or not it is less than their entitled subsidy. However, staff whose rent exceeds 30% of their basic salary shall pay the difference of the rent to the landlord. Such staff shall receive a UDS cheque of the equivalent of 30% and then source the difference from their own sources. As in 2.1.2, the UDS shall continue to do maintenance in houses under this category. Tenancies subsisting before this policy shall be handled in accordance with the terms of the agreements between the university and the landlords.
Staff Occupying Self-Arranged Accommodation
Entitled staffs who self-arrange accommodation without any financial burden on the UDS shall be entitled to the entire monetary equivalent of 40% of their basic salary paid to them monthly subject to statutory deductions. Such staff shall not be entitled to UDS maintenance services.