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Tenant’s Guide


Understanding your needs as a tenant is key to finding the best property that suits your lifestyle. Now, whether you’re new to renting or rethinking your current living situation, the process of searching for a rental home can be time-consuming. We’ve made it easier for you to find accommodation and here , we give you some tips of what to do while renting in Uganda.

Finding a place to rent

  1. First of all, think carefully about the type of property you’d like to rent and which best suits your lifestyle.
  2. Consider Security
  3. Are you looking for furnished or unfurnished accommodation or would something that’s just part-furnished be okay?
  4. What facilities does it come with? Does the property have all the appliances you need? Is it self contained?
  5. Location , Location, Location. Everyone seems to consider this while house hunting.

Renting a home

When you are renting a home it is important for you to know what that you can afford it and understand the kind of rental agreement you are entering into.

  • As a  tenant, ask for Information on tenancy agreements including the rights and obligations of tenants and landlords.
  • As for Information about repairs, provision of gas, electricity and water supplies, ending the tenancy, sitting tenant, fixed,assured and short hold tenancies so you know it before hand.

Subletting your rented home

Subletting happens when an existing tenant lets all or part of their home to someone else who is known as a subtenant. Many tenants need permission before they can sublet. Ask your landlord if you are allowed to sublet your house.

Ending tenancy agreement

Your, or your landlord’s, right to end a tenancy agreement and your right to stay and be protected from eviction depends on the tenancy you have. The tenancy agreement is a form of consumer contract written in plain language which is clear and easy to understand. It must not contain any terms which could be ‘unfair’. Please check this always.

If you think your tenancy agreement discriminates against you, you should get advice from homesinuganda.com. We are here for all your housing needs.

Student housing – different ways to rent privately

Many students live away from home when they go to university. The main types of accommodation that students rent privately say in Kampala include:

  • accommodation let by private landlords
  • Accommodation in Hostels
  • accommodation in private halls of residence
  • a room in the same property as the landlord

Whether you plan on living on staying at the hostel or renting your own house, we recommend the properties we list on our portal.

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