As a key component of our Social Responsibility Plan, NESEF Premium Sources intends to use part of the income not ploughed back from the above activities, to conduct seminars for L.C.1, the Area Land Committees, Sub county Councils, District Land Boards and District Councils on the subject of Land Management, Land administration and Land Policy. This would be done along with planned Investigations, in partnership with Compassionate Organisations, with a view to solving Land conflicts which negatively impact the vulnerable and helpless Bibanja holders, women and children.
Core tools include Check-lists, Guidelines and Forms. We do request our clients to read, understand and make sure these forms are well filled-in.
|Document ID.||Document Purpose||Description||Status||Users||Download Document|
|NESEF Forms Guide Ver.1||To Fill and Send NESEF Forms||This document describes 'how-to' procedures when working with NESEF Documents||Unlocked||All|
|NESEF Form 01||Customer Needs Form: Individual||This document is prerequisite for any NESEF Engagement with the client. It describes the client's specific needs, among others,||Unlocked||All / Individuals|
|NESEF Form 01||Customer Needs Form: Non-Individual||This document is prerequisite for any NESEF Engagement with the client. It describes the client's specific needs, among others,||Unlocked||Government Bodies/Agencies, Organizations, Societies, Charitable Trusts, Companies, e.t.c|
|NESEF Form 02||Registered Proprietor Form: individual||This document is to be filled by Individual Proprietor(s) on the Certificate of Title. It informs about the Land/Property location, Local leadership, Survey Status, Neighbors, and detailed state of the Land/Property, among others||Unlocked||Individual Proprietor(s)|
|NESEF Form 02||Registered Proprietor Form: Non Individual||This document is to be filled by Non-Individual Proprietor(s) on the Certificate of Title. It informs about the Land/Property location, Local leadership, Survey Status, Neighbors, and detailed state of the Land/Property, among others||Unlocked||Government Bodies/Agencies, Organizations, Societies, Charitable Trusts, Companies, e.t.c|
|NESEF Form 03||Spouse Form||This document is to be filled by the Spouse(s) of the Proprietor(s) as required by Section 39 of the Land Act. It informs about legal requirements/obligations in case of Land/Property disposal, among others.||Unlocked||Spouse(s) of the Proprietor(s)|
|NESEF Form 04||LC (Local Council) Form||This document is to be filled by the LC1 Chairperson or Vice Chairperson, of the Village(s) on which the Land/Property is located. It informs about Location, Physical status of Land/Property, Encroachment status, Neighbors, Disputes, Ownership Identification, Public/social services, ruling Land/Property prices in the area, among others||Unlocked||LC Chairperson or Vice Chairperson|
|NESEF Form 05||Neighbor Form: Individual||This document is to be filled by Individual Neighbor(s) to the Land/Property Owner/Claimant. It describes Location, Relation status, disputes, among others.||Unlocked||Neighbor(s) to Owner/Claimant to Land/Property|
|NESEF Form 05||Neighbor Form: Non-Individual||This document is to be filled by Non-Individual Neighbors to the Land/Property Owner/Claimant. It describes Location, Relation status, Disputes, among others.||Unlocked||Government Bodies/Agencies, Organizations, Societies, Charitable Trusts, Companies, e.t.c|
|NESEF Form 06||Surveyor Form||This document is to be filled by a Registered Land Surveyor, as contracted to Survey Land/Property of interest. It describes highly pertinent issues that the Surveyor must address||Unlocked||Registered Land Surveyor|
|NESEF Form 07||Prior Proprietor Form: Individual||This Document is to be filled in by the Individual prior Proprietor(s). This informs about the History and any issues that currently affect the context of the Land/Property||Unlocked||Prior Proprietor(s)|
|NESEF Form 07||Prior Proprietor Form: Non-individual||This Document is to be filled in by Non-Individual prior Proprietor(s). It informs about the History and any issues that currently affect the context of the Land/Property||Unlocked||Government Bodies/Agencies, Organizations, Societies, Charitable Trusts, Companies, e.t.c|
|NESEF Form 08||Building Inspector Form||This Document is to be filled in by a professional building inspector (preferably the District Municipal Engineer ). It informs about the Technical State of the Land/Property||Unlocked||Professional Building Inspector(s)|
|NESEF Form 09||Hydrologist||This Document is to be filled in by a professional Hydrologist. It informs about the Technical State of the Land/Property||Unlocked||Professional Hydrologist(s)|
|NESEF Form 10||Soil Scientist||This Document is to be filled in by a professional Soil Scientist. It informs about the Technical State of the Land/Property||Unlocked||Professional Soil Scientist(s)|
Other Lands Forms:
|Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development Website||Please Print back-to-back and fill the Form(s) by hand and either Send them to us by Courier Service.|
Places and offices to be visited in order to prove beyond any reasonable doubt that the Real Estate (Land or Property) exists, is from the right source, is located in the right place, is of the right quantity or size, is of the right quality, is being valued correctly and, therefore, is value for money
If it is former Public Land, the above offices have information regarding:
UserFrame, i.e, the Conditions and Restrictions put by the District Land Board or Uganda Land Commission.
Of recent the Minister of Lands introduced the District Physical Planning Committee to participate in the process of Titling Land and Land Transfers. The details are still sketchy. When clear guidelines are available, we will advise accordingly. <'p>
A number of Land wrangles are taken to the R.D.C. it is therefore always advisable to find out from the R.D.C’s Office whether the Land in question has no queries in that Office.
Not everybody who calls him/herself a Land Surveyor is a Land Surveyor. According to the Laws of the Country. It is the Registered Land Surveyor the law authorises to survey Land in Uganda. So when surveying Land, look for a Registered Surveyor. It is the Registered Surveyor who will play a major role in answering the three (3) questions, i.e. whether the Land exists, whether it is of the right quantity or size and whether it is in the right place where the Proprietor says it is.
Surely nobody would want to buy Land with endless wrangles. So it important before you make up your mind to buy the Land to first visit the police station in whose jurisdiction the piece of the falls and later to Kibuli based Land Protection Police Unit (LPPU) to clearly conclude that no case file has been opened up in as far as that Land is concerned.
It is always advisable that before any commitment is made, i.e. before a deposit is made on any piece of Land/Property, find out whether there is no case going on in the Courts of Law regarding the piece of Land/Property you intend to buy. There could even be a Court ruling on that piece of Land/Property.
In Uganda you find many Forest Reserves, some of which have disappeared as the trees have been cut down. But that does not mean that the Land ceases to belong to N.F.A. the Land Title being brought to you is worthless if it is curved out of a Forest Reserve. Luckily, N.F.A. and even the District Forest Officer have the records and you will be assisted if you ask.
There are two (2) types of Forest Reserves: one type is under the control of N.F.A., and another one under the control of the District Forest Officer. Again if you come across a Land Title issued out of a Forest Reserve under the control of a District Forest Officer, stop there and then because you will have no Land to talk about at the end of the day.
As you may have heard, many people have built in swamps or in the 200 metres radius from the edge of the water body and the consequences have been dire. Before risking spending your money buying Land in a low Land and which may even be water logged, first check with the District Environment Officer or the NEMA Offices for advice.
Where the Real Estate has any trace of the Departed Asians Property Custodian Board (DAPCB) as the Proprietor, find out if it was only transferred from the Board with the express authority of the Minister Of Finance and only under the following four (4) ways:
Where a sale was the answer the law spells out the circumstances as follows:
So you can see it is Minister, Minister And Minister everywhere. Therefore for anyone to vouch for any transaction where the Proprietor at one time was the Departed Asians Property Custodian Board (DAPCB) the ultimate place is the ministry of finance.
When the Proprietor of the Estate dies, someone or some people take over his/her responsibility; and this is done through a Family Court. The Family Court issues Letters of Administration to someone or some people to conduct business on behalf of the deceased after a process. In order to be comfortable with the Administrators, you have to check them out as well as the Letters of Administration; and this is where the family court comes in handy.
If a Proprietor mortgages his/her Land, the Land Title is used as collateral and left with the Financial / Money Lending Institution. it is caveated until the mortgage is repaid. When the mortgage is fully repaid, the caveat is cancelled and the Land Title is returned to the Proprietor. Where the mortgage is not paid, the Financial / Money Lending Institution may resort to disposing of the Land through a Court Broker. So before you interest yourself in this kind of Property, dig up as much information as you can from the Courts of Judicature, the Money Lending Institution and the Broker. But do not stop there, you have to go ahead and do thorough Due Diligence on the Land itself.
Everybody should know the implications of avoiding to pay taxes. Real Estate attracts a Tax in terms of Stamp Duty, calculated basing on the value attached to the Real Estate by the Chief Government Valuer. So it is important that you vouch for the value as calculated by the Chief Government Valuer and the Receipts for the Stamp Duty paid.
URSB is the place you will run to in order to obtain official documents you will require before you conclude that Land deal. For example, you may wish to check out a Limited Liability Company which is selling the Real Estate, particularly to confirm that those people that signed as Directors and Secretary are the current Directors and Secretary and whether the Limited Liability Company is up to date with its returns.
Where major projects carried out by the above Corporate entities pass through your Land either as easements or otherwise, you need to invite them to permanently mark the boundaries so as to avoid unnecessary squabbles in addition to sorting out the amount in terms of compensation.
There could be taxes and rates unpaid and the law is very clear on this; they have to be paid. So as a Buyer you have to interest yourself in visiting URA and/or the relevant Local Government, so that as you negotiate the payment, and any such outstanding fees.
If the Land Title is Leasehold and its origin is either Buganda Land Board, Church of Uganda or The Catholic Church, it is strongly advisable to pay the Lessor a visit. You should also interest yourself in the two essential features of a lease, i.e. duration and exclusive possession. You will then discuss with them the Lease Agreement, the Conditions, Convenants and the Duration in addition to the amount of Rent and when it was last paid.
Where one is buying Property, one has to go one more extra mile to consult a Registered Architect concerning the following:
To discuss the value of the Property. You should visit the REGISTERED VALUER after you have received a Report from the Registered Architect. The idea is to find out whether the Valuer has factored in all the issues appearing in the Architect’s Report when valuing the Property.
When transacting business in Real Estate, you need the services of a Lawyer. This is because there is a lot of Law in Real Estate Transactions; you get one aspect of the Law wrong and the deal is as good as dead.
When looking for Agricultural Land, the Soil Samples must be tested to establish whether what you plan to plant will do well in that area.
You may wish to know the level at which you will find a Water Table just in case you sink a Borehole to obtain water for your Farm.