About our land services
At Canaansites, we trade in LAND as our primary commodity. Due to the various complexities around owning and acquiring land, we deal mainly in Private Mailo Land i.e. land sold to us by a private individual owner. You can learn more about the various land holdings by clicking the Read More button.
Canaansites is both a real estate dealer (sell land) and developer (we also build). We have well planned estates in and around the city centre for settlement. We have both plots (50 X 100, 100 X 100 & sometimes 60 X 100) of land and 3-bedroom houses for sale in our estates. You can look at our available estates by clicking View More.
Types of Land Holdings
Interested in buying land, how about you start by understanding how the Land Tenure System in Uganda works? The Uganda Land Act of 1998 identifies the four types of land tenure systems which include:
- Customary - land is owned communally e.g. by a clan, a tribe or community.
- Leasehold - the owner rents out the land for a specified period making the buyer a legitimate tenant (temporary owner) until the lease period is done.
- Freehold - under this tenure system, the land belongs to the owner for life lest they sell it off, this is common with Kabaka land.
- Mailo - under this land tenure system, you have landlords who own larger plots of lands with tenants who have been given power (rights) to utilize the land common in Buganda.
- Public (Government) - Public (Government) this is state owned land which is administered under government.
The Land Act above grants all legitimate and bona fide occupants property rights; establishes land tribunals and decentralizes land administration.
Process of acquiring land
When we think of buying land, our first thought is who can sell me land and how much you have. Have you ever wondered though what the procedure is, is there a procedure anyways? The biggest reason there is land fraud is because we are not aware of the process while acquiring land. Did you know that this is a legal process? Here is a summary of what kind of steps are to be followed to acquire land in the legal way:
- Carry out a Site Visit
- Use a qualified land lawyer
- Visit the Land Registry Office and conduct a land title search
- Ensure you deal only with the land owners, prove their ownership
- Engage a Land Surveyor to verify the size of land in question.
- Draft a Sale Agreement
- Endeavor to pay the associated land fees
- Use both transfer and consent to transfer documents
- Value the land
- Make the Stamp duty payment
- Register the title transfer
- Make final payment and sign off on the contract