Accomodation

Dianwill Hotel

FAM Apartments

Forest Cottages

Golden Tulip

Kabira Country Club

Kampala Forest Resort

Kampala Serena Hotel

Lake Victoria Serena Golf Resort & Spa

Nyumba 591

Premier Best Western Garden Hotel

Protea Hotel Kampala

Sheraton Kampala Hotel

Speke Hotel 

Skyz Hotel

Le Petit Village Hotel

Service Appartments

Bukoto Heights Apartments

Bon Bini Residence

Explorers Hub

Fairway Hotel & Spa

Jubilation House Apartments

Kabira Country Club Ltd

Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort

Soho Greens Furnished Apartments

Speke Apartments

Speke Apartments

The Seventeen Apartment Hotel

Speke Resort Munyonyo

Princess Courts Apartments

Turaco Nest

Rules for Moving in Successfully

  • Ensure that all your belongings are insured for their replacement value before being shipped.
  • With the help of friends or recommended realtors, look for a suitable house before arrival of your goods to avoid storage costs
  • Ensure that water and electricity are properly connected; working perfectly and the bills are up to date.
  • Do not pay your rent unless the landlord has documented proof that all bills are up to date. Otherwise, you risk inheriting them
  • Do not pay your rent to realtors unless you have seen the actual landlord
  • When taking delivery of your goods, show the removal team around the house first; you may even put signs on each door with the name of the room in a language they understand (most removal companies use English).

REMOVALS

AGS Frasers Uganda Ltd

Ntinda Industrial Park,Stretcher Rd,

t: 0414 348337/0793 782355,

m: 0793 782349

w:  www.agsmovers.com

e:manager-uganda@agsmovers.com

Kaps Impex Ltd

Tulip House

Plot 37/39 Kimera Road,

skype: Kaps impex ltd.

P.O.Box 200 Ntinda Kampala,

Uganda

w:www.kapsimpex.com

e:sales@kapsimpex.com

t:+256702 844227/+256782 222246,

t:+256772 326203/+256753 632 963

Mebs Global

Rwenzori Towers, 5th Floor,

Nakasero Road.

e: mwere@mebs-global.com

t: +256313673752 /

+256772720218 / +256 701044285

RELOCATION AGENCY

Ask George

t: +256 793757077

e: george@askgeorge.ug

Expats Relocation Service

Plot 80 Buganda Road,

t:  0392 001679, m: 0774 098638

e: grace@ugandaexpatsguide.com

Executive Relocations

59, 7th Street Industrial area

t:  0414348337

e: kampala@executiverelacationsafrica.com

w: www.executiverelocationsafrica.com

 

To rent there is always an agreement drawn up between the landlord (usually the owner of the building being rented out) and a tenant, relating to occupying the building, subject to payment of rent. If you rent a property ‘furnished’, it usually has furniture, crockery but does not normally include sheets, etc.

Sign an inventory as this will help you in the event of dispute. If you rent ‘unfurnished’, you should be aware that the majority of decent apartments include kitchen appliances but curtain rails, carpets and lighting appliances are not usually included.   After identifying the property and inspecting it to ensure that it meets your desired standards;you are advised, as a first time resident, to preferably engage the services of a lawyer. The landlord will be expected to provide you with a copy of the title deed and identification documents. The first time resident should provide; A copy of his/her passport, photographs and both parties (landlord/lessee) will be required to sign a copy of the tenancy agreement.

Payable by the Tenant

Private consumption of water, gas, electricity. Plus communal management charges in flats.

Payable by the Landlord

Repair of buildings, Fire insurance, purchase of communal materials, maintenance and repair of tanks, tiles, and  electrical installations.

Tenants’ Deposit

Tenants usually pay a deposit which is refunded at the end of the tenancy, less any costs of damage agreed between the two parties.

Ugandan law stipulates that a foreigner cannot buy land but can only get a lease. However the same law allows you to buy land in the name of a company. After locating and identifying the desired property, you are advised;

To find a recommended lawyer

To ensure that you get a copy of the title and have it verified at the Ministry of Lands to ensure that the title is genuine.

After confirmation that the title is genuine, when ready to pay for the property, have a lawyer draft a sales agreement for the property which should be signed by both parties i.e. the seller and buyer plus witnesses and a lawyer subsequent to which payment is finalized.

Proceed and register the title deed in your names.

Purchase is carried out in 3 stages: the signature of a provisional sales agreement (key document that shows evidence of purchase),followed by issue of transfer forms (documents used to indicate evidence of property transfer) and the title deed (legal document that shows evidence of ownership of a property). Also required during purchase is a copy of the vendor’s/buyer’s identification documents, along with 2 passport photographs of the vendor/buyer.

 

ACQUIRE A LEASEHOLD LAND TITLE

Procedure

Required documentation:

  • You must have fully completed forms 8, 10, 18, 23 from the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development http://mlhud.go.ug/lands-management-forms/.
  • A set of authentic deed plans.
  • 3 passport photos
  • Area land Committee report
  • District land officer technical report
  • Receipt of payment
  • Forwarding letter requesting for a leasehold title signed by the District Land officer of the respective District where the land is located.
  • Present original copies and photocopies (of the above documents) to the department of land Administration for processing where photocopies are stamped “Received” and returned to you.
  • Check for approval of documents within a period of ten working days.
  • Once approved the documents are then forwarded to the office of titles for preparation and issuance of lease agreements, sealing by the chairperson and secretary of the respective district land board. This takes ten working days.
  • Pay stamp duty
  • Once the lease documents have been fully signed, sealed and embossed at URA, you’re then issued photocopy of lease agreement (signed, stamped “Received”).
  • On presenting the stamped “Received” copy you’re then issued a Leasehold title.

Fees paid to URA – 1% of the premium ground Rent.

Fees paid to Ministry and District

Registration fees: UGX. 10,000

Assurance of Title: UGX 20,000

Issuance of Title: UGX. 20,000

Preparation of lease: UGX 20,000

REGISTER CAVEAT

Procedure

Required documentation:

  • Two sets of dated, embossed Caveat Documents duly witnessed by advocate and signed by you (Deponent).
  • Statutory declaration signed by deponent and Commissioners for Oaths.
  • 2 passport photos of deponent
  • Present original copies and photocopies (of the above documents) to the Office of Titles for processing where photocopies are stamped “Received” and returned to you.
  • Confirm entry of caveat in the register after a period of ten working days.

REMOVAL OF CAVEAT BASED ON A REQUEST BY PERSON WHO PLACED IT

Procedure

Required documentation:

  • A letter of withdrawal of caveat
  • 1 passport photo of deponent
  • General receipts for payment of stamp duty and registration fee
  • Present original copies and photocopies of the above documents to the Department of Land Registration for processing where photocopies are stamped “Received” and returned to you.
  • Present the stamped “Received” copy after a period of five working days to confirm whether the caveat has been removed from the register.

Fees Involved

Registration fees – UGX. 10,000

Stamp Duty – UGX 5,000

ACQUIRING A MORTGAGE

Procedure

Required documentation:

  • 2 sets of Mortgage deeds
  • Duplicate title
  • 2 passport photos
  • Receipt of payment
  • Present original copies and photocopies (of the above documents) to the department of Land Administration for processing where photocopies are stamped “Received” and returned to you.
  • Check for approval of documents within a period of ten working days.
  • On presenting the stamped “Received” copy you’re then issued a duplicate title and Mortgage deed.

Fees Involved

Stamp duty – 0.05% of the value of the mortgage.

registration fees – UGX. 15,000

If it’s a company an additional UGX 5,000 is paid for perusal of Company Records.

If the mortgage affects more than one title, an additional

UGX 5,000 is paid for each extra plot.

Crane Management Services

Limited

38, 1st Floor, Crane Chambers

t:  0414 343 607/608/552,

0752 711 750/903/035

e: cms@rupareliagroup.com

w: www.cms.co.ug

National Housing

Head Office

t: +256 312 119 300, e: sales@nhcc.co.ug,

w: www.nhcc.co.ug

Houses & Apartments tolet

t: +256 772 /701 428 368,

 

CONSTRUCTION

Fullbore Ltd

Penn Station Building, shop 18, 7th street industrial area, Kampala

t: +256 (0) 774 984 152,

whatsapp: +254 (0) 724 918 002

e: sales@fullboreafrica.com

w: www.fullboreafrica.com

Roko Construction Ltd since 1969

Plot no. 160 A & B Roko road,

Kawempe Kampala Uganda

t: +256 393 203 110, e: roko@roko.com,  w: www.roko.com

Operations in:

UGANDA, RWANDA,KENYA, SOUTH SUDAN, BURUNDI.

Roko Technical Services

Plot 1-27 Nasser Lane Roko Town Centre

t: 0414 347 130/2, e: roko@roko.com, w: www.roko.com

Our operations are present in the countries below:

UGANDA, RWANDA, SOUTH SUDAN, BURUNDI, KENYA

ELECTRICITY & GAS

The electrical power is composed of hydro and thermal power generated from Bujagali and Owen Falls dam. Power is then transmitted to various distributors in Uganda.

UMEME

Lumumba Avenue, t: 0312 360600, w: umeme.co.ug

Electricity in the Kampala market

UMEME is in charge of the management and total distribution network for both domestic and industrial electricity in Kampala – Capital   Region. Consumers are billed based on the energy used. UMEME draws up energy prices based on different elements: taxes, energy costs, rate for use of the networks and public surcharges.

Yaka

Most domestic  and  small commer-cial customers have been converted to the Prepaid Metering system ‘Yaka’. UMEME is responsible for the cost of Yaka installation for domestic and ordinary commercial customers.

Currently credit vouchers can be purchased from Banks and through PayWay.

What do I receive when my Yaka connection is complete?

The new meter will be installed in a tamper proof meter box. A swipe card will be issued and a Customer

Interface Unit (CIU) allowing you to monitor your energy consumption will be installed inside your premises.
You will also be given a copy of the Meter Installation Form. Currently, credit vouchers can be purchased from UMEME Service Centres, or Banks, or through Mobile Monet or Payway outlets.

 

You can chose to buy as much power as you please based on your consumption habits.

Once your units are complete, your electricity will go off. However,

the Yaka CIU will signal a warning beep when the credit is running low.

You are only charged for units used. If you plan to travel ensure that you load your Yaka meter with sufficient units or switch off electrical appliances.

 

In case you forget or lose your token number or slip simply call the UMEME Contact Centre on 0800 185 185 or 0800 185 186 or visit UMEME outlets with your meter number.

Safety Tips

Power surges are common in Uganda so ensure any sensitive equipment (e.g. fridges, computers) is protected with a surge protector, available from supermarkets and electrical stores.

Check the Umeme website www.umeme.co.ug for planned outages in your area.

GAS SUPPLY

Gas is available for domestic use in canisters of 6 and 15kg. You will need to pay a deposit for a gas cylinder and buy a regulator and rubber hose. Thereafter you pay to refill the canister, and get the deposit on the cylinder back if you return the cylinder to the supplier when you leave Uganda.

Gas is supplied by big companies like Shell, Total, Kobil, Petrocity and Hash Energy.

Royal Gas Energies

t:  +256-200-900-705, +256-772-109-998

e: royalgasenergies@yahoo.com

Mogas Uganda Ltd

94-100 Mukabya Road, Jinja Highway, t:  0414341914, 0752741750, e: ogas.uganda@Mogasoil.com,

Oxygas Ltd.

501, Namanve Industrial Area, Jinja Road,

t:  +256-752 700700, e: sales@oxygas.co.ug

GENERATORS

Terrain Plant Ltd

Tank Hill Parade, Muyenga   041 4266749

INVERTERS AND SOLAR SYSTEMS

Most Solar companies provide equipment for domestic (lighting, phone charging, television and fridges)

UltraTec (U) Ltd,

211, 6th Street Industrial Area, Kampala, Uganda

e:ultratecworld@gmail.com, ultratecug@usa.net

t: +256 758 200007, +256 752 200007,+256 772 200007

Solar Construct

45 Malwana Road, Industrial Area

t: +256312264264 / +256772732690

e:info@solarconstruct.com, w: solarconstruct.com

 

WATER

National Water and Sewerage Corporation (the authority for distribution of water) are the principle suppliers of water in Uganda.

Kampala Area Main Branch

18/29 sixth street, t:  031226487, 041315500/501

e: gm@kampalawater.co.ug

The Bill

Clients are recognized by Property and Customer Reference number. With improved technology NWSC uses a Hand-held meter reading device to draw up the bill based on your meter. Payment is done using E-water payment system or at any Bank. Water Supply (In case of water shortage)

Tukolebukozi Water Supply

Kalerwe roundabout Gayaza Road (charges about shs.200,000 for 8,000 litres inclusive of delivery costs) t:  07044537003

Plumbers

Uganda Martyrs Shrine Plumbing Hardware

t:  0772 644 886, Mbowa 0772 495 228

You can access satellite services by subscribing directly to your desired cable or satellite provider.

HOW TO SUBSCRIBE:

In all cases, subscription is possible at providers’ shops/ outlets. The length of subscription and connection procedure will depend on the services chosen and equipment needed. All the relevant addresses are below:

Multichoice

Kololo Plot 17B, Impala Avenue, Uganda

t: 0414 330000 / 0312 245357

StarTimes

Soliz House, Lumumba Avenue 1st Floor, t: 0417 117700

Uganda Communication Commission (UCC) is the regulatory body for the communication sector. The various Telecom companies can be differentiated by code. They have different call ratings and internet packages. In case you’re to travel check whether your desired network offers roaming services.

Airtel

t:  0414 230110 / 0752 230110, w: www.airtel.com

MTN Uganda

t:0312 212333, w: www.mtn.co.ug

Africell

28-30 Clement Hill Road, Nakasero, www.africell.ug

INTERNET

Internet connection can either be by modem/ wireless connection/ telephone/direct to handset.Internet providers directly offer internet services tailored to individual’s needs. Fibre optic cable is being installed throughout Kampala but is not available in all areas of the city.

Roke Telkom

67 Spring Road, Bugolobi, Guardian Georgia Building,

(Opposite Barclays Bank), Whatsapp: 0703 681 506

t: +256 414 230143 , +256 312 109528, +256 205 000123

e: customerservice@roketelkom.co.ug

w: www.roketelkom.co.ug

Tangerine

Kanjokya Street, Kamwokya,

t: +256 414235536/7,

e: sales@tangerine.co.ug, www.tangerine.co.ug

Smart Telecom

1 Clement Hill Road,

t: 0740 100 100

Uganda Telecom Limited (UTL)

Rwenzori Courts, Lumumba Avenue, Nakasero,

t: 0414 333200, w: www.utl.co.ug

Infocom

26 Wampewo Avenue, Kololo, t: 041 4562800

Smile Communications Uganda Ltd

10-12, Corporation Rise, Bukoto, t: +256 (0) 414 530470, m: info@smile.co.ug, w: www.smile.co.ug

REGISTRATION OF SIMCARD

You can purchase a SIM – Card for your handset at any customer care centre. They are usually branded with the kind of telecom service available.

It’s mandatory that every sim-card purchased is registered before usage. You can register at any registering agent of your respective network free of charge. You’re required to have a photocopy of a valid ID and a passport size photograph.

International Airtime Top Up

International Airtime Top Up™ allows you to load airtime easily while abroad or send some back home to any mobile phones across 250+ network operators in East Africa and over 100 countries.

Tel: 0752330139 e:support@intlairtimetopup.com, www.intlairtimetopup.com

With PayWay, you can load internet, airtime for any network, pay for DSTV, Startimes, GoTV, water bills and Yaka. It’s time saving, and you will receive an instant message on your phone to let you know that your transaction was successful.  Look for the PayWay signs in shops PayWay  Head office Kibuli, Plot No.2019 Mbogo Road.

PayWay

Kibuli, Plot No.2019 Mbogo Road

Toll free line: 0 800 20 30 20, Whatsapp: 0792 240818, e: info@payway.ug, w: www.payway.ug

EI Designers

Interior & Landscape Consultants, 34941 kampala uganda, t: 0779 134384,0704 720446

e: designerspaces@live.com, ei_designers@yahoo.com

Good Glass

m: 0773 864711, e: info@goodglassug.com, www.goodglassug.com

DECORATION

You may wish to call on a decorator, do it yourself or opt for an intermediate solution involving working with a decorating shop where you will find a wide selection, advice and someone to help you translate your ideas into reality.

FURNITURE

Muti Interiors

922, Lubowa, t: +256 780 245412, e: mutifurniture@gmail.com, e: customer@mutiinteriors.com, , w: mutiinteriors.com

Nina Interiors Ltd

41 Jinja Road, t: 0414 233379, 0312 262453/4

e: info@ninainteriors.co.ug, w: www.ninainteriors.co.ug

Villa Kololo Interiors

Plot 11 Old Portbell Road

t: 0784 813 706, e: villakololo@gmail.com

Performance Furnishings

8 Hannington Road, (Opposite Serena Hotel)

Kampala, Uganda

t:  0312261774, m: 0772 261774 /  0792261772

e: marketing@performanceafrica.com

DRY CLEANING, LAUNDRY SERVICES

Spot Clean Dry Cleaners

8 Jinja Rd, Garden City, Kabalagala,

Capital Shoppers Ntinda & Oasis Mall, Acacia Mall ,Lugogo Mall, village mall and Imperial Mall

 

Entebbe t :0414 341601, m: 0772 835300

e:info@spotclean.co.ug, w: www.spotclean.co.ug

HOME CLEANING, FUMIGATION SERVICES

Roan Services

Plot No. 31 Ntinda commercial Road, next to Newton Apartments

t: +256 783 430007, (whatsapp) 0794101929

e: infouganda@roanservices.com

w: www.roanservices.com

HOME WARES

M-Maison

1273 Quality Hill Boutique, Gaba Road Kampala

t: 0794 714254 / 0414 510465

e: info@m-maison.net, w: www.m-maison.net

Table Affairs

5th Street Industrial Area,Madhvani Business Park (Opposite Fresh Dairy, next to Bata)

t: 039 2177893, 0752 105581, e: info@tableaffairs.ug, www.tableaffairs.ug

BEDDINGS

Megha Industries Ltd

39, Kyambogo Road, Megha Complex,

t:  0414 286285/6/7, e: info@megha-industries.com, www.megha-industries.com