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).
Please click here to read the online version, or download the Alert through the link below.MMAKS-Legal-Alert_Draft-Landlord-and-Tenant-Bill-2016.pdf