By our reporter
Landlords in Uganda has asked parliament to reject the landlord, tenant bill, 2018 saying they were excluded in the drafting process which makes the bill biased and intended to weaken real estate business in the country.
Godfrey Kirumira, the Chairman of Uganda Developers Association on Wednesday told Daily Monitor that the proposed law does not favour landlords.
“The president and parliament should understand the repercussions of the bill if passed into law. It is fake and one sided since we were not involved at all,” said Kirumira.
However, the bill has been well received by traders who are prime tenants for many of the commercial rentals in Kampala.
Issa Sekitto, the Kampala City Traders Association (KACITA) spokesperson said the bill has been long overdue and needed to be quickly expedited to save tenants from being harassed by landlords.
The bill among others aims at barring landlords from charging rent in foreign currency as it has been the case for some building in Kampala.