Landlord and Tenant Act, 2022


Highlights from the Landlord and Tenant Act, 2022.

1. The Landlord can evict tenants who fail to meet their rent obligation after a 30-day notice.

2. Eviction to be done in the presence of the area Local Council officials and police.

3. a)  A 60-day notice prior to increasing any rent charges.

    b) Rent increment should not exceed 10% annually.  A landlord shall not increase the rent payable under a tenancy at intervals of less than twelve months.

5. A landlord shall not refuse to rent premises to a person on the grounds of sex, race, color, ethnic origin, tribe, birth, creed or religion, social or economic standing, political opinion or disability.

6. Except where the parties otherwise agree in their tenancy agreement, all rent obligations or transactions shall be expressed or settled in Uganda shillings.

7.  Except where the tenant and landlord mutually agree,

a)  in the case of tenancy of more than one month, the landlord shall not require the tenant to pay rent more than three months in advance; or

(b) in a case of tenancy of less than one month, to pay rent more than two weeks in advance.


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