Emerging Trends on Condominium Housing Sector of Uganda

Housing is a fundamental human right which is essential to every individual, family and community’s wellbeing as envisaged in Article 25 of the United Nations Universal Declarations of Human rights.[1] The 1995 Constitution grants land ownership rights solely to citizens of Uganda. Foreigners cannot own land freehold. They may, however, obtain leases for 49 or 99 years. Foreigners can either rent/lease from citizens or from the Government.[2]Condominiums (condos) are the fast emerging concept that Ugandans are embracing despite the fact that the Condominium laws were passed enacted almost twenty years ago. Condos in Uganda are regulated by Condominium Property Act No. 4 of 2001 enacted on 23rd February 2001and Condominium Property Regulations the regulations enacted on 26th April 2002.