Uganda has a housing deficit of approximately 1.7 million housing units. It is reported that Kampala alone has a housing deficit of 550,000 units. It is with the private sector that the country places its hope to bridge this deficit. However, a draft Landlord and Tenant Bill (the ‘’draft Bill’’) currently doing the rounds can only have a dampening effect on the private sector efforts to bridge the deficit.
The draft Bill seeks to regulate the relationship between a landlord and a tenant and seeks to repeal the Distress for Rent (Bailiffs) Act (Cap 76) and the Rent Restriction Act (Cap 231).
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