This paper presents regulatory framework for relevant authorities in promoting the efficiency and effective operation of rental housing. Rental accommodation has been acknowledged as an alternative method to addressing housing predicament in developing countries. The study was carried out on semi-detached houses in Kumasi, Ghana. A mixed method cross-sectional approach was used to gather both quantitative and qualitative data. According to GSS (2010) the total population Kumasi is 1,468,609, however the research was conducted at household level and out of a total population of 31,536 households 75 were randomly selected. Data were collected using questionnaires, key informant interviews and secondary sources. The quantitative data shows that majority of the households in Kumasi are low income earners as 45.3% of the respondents receive GH¢600 (UD$115) as monthly income as shown in table 2.As such, most of them (41.3%) are indecently housed. The researcher concluded that rental housing has managed to address housing shortages in Old- Tafo. Besides, tenants in Old-Tafo are visible to various encounters such as congestion, high delinquency level with health complication. Therefore, the study recommends for the provision of serviced plots or building sites by the government so as to reduce the cost of Rental housing supply and hence subsidize rent for the middle and low income earners who are always victims of higher housing deficits in Kumasi and the country at large.
Key Words: Public Housing, Rental property, Tenants, Rental vacancy rate, Kumasi