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Buying land and properties in Uganda
Uganda is a fast developing and stable country. 20 years under President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has led to progressing and continuous growth which has led to an increase in the number of expatriates.
Development in the real estate market, including the luxury and expat supply, is steadily rising, especially in Muyenga, Kololo, Ntinda, Naalya and most places around Kampala. More and more upper-end investments are geared towards foreigners/epats.
Market prices in other areas of Uganda are lower due to smaller demand but still offer good living conditions.
Kampala’s expat market has traditionally been in the city centre with generally higher prices than the newer developments outside the city. Those new expat housing areas are more modern with better views and more moderate prices.
In Uganda, only citizens have land ownership rights. The 1995 Constitution does not allow foreigners to own land freehold. They may, however, obtain leases for 49 or 99 years. Foreign investors, individual or corporate, cannot acquire land for the purpose of crop or animal production either but can either rent/lease from citizens or from the Government.
Property taxes are levied by the local governments with rates being determined by each local authority (a maximum of 2% of the rateable value is prescribed by law).
If you are planning to buy land or a property in Uganda a real estate lawyer is needed to handle all required transactions. Local laws, special geographical restrictions or financial transfers are just some of the issues involved in the process. The lawyer will also handle the process of registration and transfer of ownership.
Involving a real estate lawyer will make the purchase a lot faster, easier and safer. Take your time to find one you like and trust as he / she will be the one working and talking on your behalf. The lawyer is familiar with the local laws, cultures and principles which can be difficult for some foreigners to understand or follow so let your lawyer do this job for you.
We hope you enjoy browsing this website and wish you good luck in finding a new home!
Information about Uganda
The Republic of Uganda is a landlocked country in East Africa and borders with Kenya on the east, Sudan on the north, the Democratic Republic of the Congo on the west, Rwanda on the southwest, and Tanzania on the south.
Uganda with a size of 236,040 km² or 91,136 sq mi is located on the East African plateau, averaging about 1100 metres (3,250 ft) above sea level.
Uganda took its name from the Buganda kingdom, which includes a portion of the south of the country, also the capital Kampala.
Other major towns apart from the capital are Masaka, Mbarara, Mbale, Moroto, Gulu
Uganda gained independence from UK on October 9, 1962.
Uganda’s population in 2007 was estimated at 30,900,000 which comprise mainly of three ethnbic groups or tribes: The Bantu, Nilotic, and Central-Sudanic.
The two main religions practiced are Christianitywith 85.1% and Islam with 12.1%
English and Swahili are the two official languages in Uganda.
Uganda has fascinating landscape and wildlife to offer with the Lake Victoria in the south