Huge advanced payment is pro-landlord
July 19, 2006
Rents: Can landlord and tenant freely agree rents in Uganda?
Rent can be freely negotiated.
The security deposit is worth one month's rent. Advance payment from 3 months to a year's rent is typically paid and succeeding rent is paid quarterly in advance. As the rental market is becoming less of a landlord's market, a year's rent paid upfront is becoming less common.
What rights do landlords and tenants have in Uganda, especially as to duration of contract, and eviction?
Typical rental agreements last for one to two years. Normally, a three months notice period is included in the contract. In some cases, a break-off or diplomatic clause is included.
How effective is the Ugandan legal system?
EVICTION FOR NON-PAYMENT OF RENT
|Duration until completion of service of process||1|
|Duration of trial||7|
|Duration of enforcement||21|
|Total Days to Evict Tenant||300|
|Courts: The Lex Mundi Project|
There are no tenant protection laws.