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Uganda - Register leasehold land title

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Procedure[edit]

Step 1

  • The Applicant must have in his/her possession fully completed Forms 8, 10, 18, 23, a set of 3 authentic deed plans, 3 Passport Photographs, Receipts of Payment and a forwarding letter requesting for a Leasehold title signed by the District Land Officer of the respective District where the land is located

Step 2

  • The Applicant presents the full set of original documents and a photocopy of the same, to the Department of Land Administration for Checking. The Photocopy is stamped ‘Received’ and returned to the Applicant. The Applicant checks with the Department of Land Administration after 10 working days to confirm their approval or rejection, and is given a letter advising him/her on the fees to be paid.

Step 3

  • Once approved, the documents are forwarded to the Department of Land Registration for preparation and issuance of Lease agreements. The applicant checks after 10 working days to pick up the Lease agreements for signing and sealing by the Chairperson and the Secretary of the respective District Land Board and to Pay Stamp Duty, which is 1% of the Premium and Ground Rent.

Step 4

  • The applicant presents fully signed and sealed lease documents by the District Land Board Chairperson and Secretary and lease agreements embossed by URA. The applicant is given a photocopy of the lease agreements stamped "Received".

Step 5

  • The applicant presents the photocopy given to him/her by the Department of Land Registration stamped ‘Received’ and identification documents on collecting the Leasehold Title. The applicant signs for the Title and the Photocopy is stamped ‘Returned’ on completion.

Step 6

  • The applicant presents the photocopy given to him/her by the Department of Land Registration stamped ‘Received’ and identification documents on collecting the Leasehold Title. The applicant signs for the Title and the Photocopy is stamped ‘Returned’ on completion
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Required Documents[edit]

  • A set of 3 authentic deed plans
  • Form 8, 10, 18, 23,
  • Set of Deed Plans,
  • Set of Passport photographs,
  • General receipts of Payment


Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Ministry of Lands, Housing & Urban,
Century Building – Parliament
Avenue. P.O.Box 7096 Kampala, Uganda.
Tel: +256 414 373511./ 0414 230891
Fax No.: 0414 230891
Email: dennisfo@mlhud.go.ug. ps@mlhud.go.ug;
KCCA
Email: info@kcca.go.ug
Tel: +256 204660000, +256 414581294

  • District Land Offices (DLOs)
  • District Land Offices (DLOs)
  • Office of the Recorder (OR)
  • Area Land Committees (ALCs)
  • Ministry Zonal Offices (MZOs)in all Districts of Uganda
  • District Land Boards (DLBs)In All Districts in Uganda


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Eligibility[edit]

  • Anyone who owns original land can apply for a leasehold land title.

Fees[edit]

Fees paid at the URA: 1% of the Premium and Ground Rent Fees
Fees paid at the Ministry / District:

  • Registration fees – 10,000;
  • Assurance of Title – 20,000/=;
  • Issuance of the Title – 20,000/=;
  • Preparation of Lease – 20,000/=.

Validity[edit]

  • The leasehold land tenure title means holding land for a given period of time on terms and condition provided under the land Act Cap.

Documents to Use[edit]

  • A set of 3 authentic deed plans
  • Form 8, 10, 18, 23,
  • Set of Deed Plans,
  • Set of Passport photographs,
  • General receipts of Payment
  • 3 Passport Photographs,
  • Receipts of Payment
  • Forwarding letter requesting for a Leasehold title
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Sample Documents[edit]

Please attach sample completed documents that would help other people.

Processing Time[edit]

  • Processing time may be ten (10) to four (4) weeks; however when the new digitalized process of the lands office is completed, chasing a freehold land title will be taking minutes instead of weeks.

Related Videos[edit]

Videos explaining the procedure or to fill the applications. 
Attach videos using the following tag <&video type='website'>video ID|width|height<&/video&> from external websites. 	
Please remove the '&' inside the tags during implementation.
Website = allocine, blip, dailymotion, facebook, gametrailers, googlevideo, html5, metacafe, myspace, revver, 
sevenload, viddler, vimeo, youku, youtube
width = 560, height = 340, Video ID = Can be obtained from the URL of webpage where the video is displayed.
e.g In the following url 'http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0US7oR_t3M' Video ID is 'Y0US7oR_t3M'.

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Instructions[edit]

  • Visit the ministry of lands to acquire necessary application forms and accurately fill them;
  • Make copies of all the necessary documents;
  • Make all payments; and
  • Submit application to the land office


Required Information[edit]

  • Full name and address of applicant;
  • Details of the Land in question i.e. location, plot and block numbers;
  • Details of original owner.
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Need for the Document[edit]

  • Leasehold ownership is created by contract or by operation of law, whereby the land user leases land from the owner or controlling authority for a fixed period and pays rent or a premium thereof.
  • The law provides that any lease, which was granted to a Uganda citizen out of former public land, may be converted into freehold.


Information which might help[edit]

  • Land holds granted out of former public land without customary right should not be converted to freehold land.

Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

Please explain what are other uses of obtaining this document/certificate.
e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

External Links[edit]

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Others[edit]

More information which might help people.

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