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MPs, landlords disagree over rent payment currency

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament have disagreed with members of the Landlord and Developers Association over the currency of rent payment, with MPs standing their ground on the Uganda shilling. The association led by its chairperson, Godfrey Kirumira, had appealed to the Committee on Physical Infrastructure to …

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Why Biden’s tenants eviction ban faces legal challenges

Washington, USA | Xinhua | U.S. President Joe Biden has partially extended a ban on evicting tenants who have been economically impacted by COVID-19. But it remains unknown whether the moratorium will survive mounting legal challenges. Last year, after the pandemic hit, capacity restrictions on businesses such as restaurants and …

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Real estate pandemic pain

Industrial sector rent remains stable as that of office and residential falls Kampala, Uganda | ISAAC KHISA | Rents in industrial sector has remained stable amidst the coronavirus pandemic as that of office and residential sectors take a southward trend. The Knight Frank’s latest Kampala market performance review shows that, …

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Vendors shun new Lugazi central market over charges

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Vendors in Lugazi municipality are still hesitant to occupy the newly constructed central market citing high costs. The 15.8 billion Shillings structure, financed by the African Development Bank (AfDB) under the Markets and Agricultural Trade Improvement Programme Project-2 (MATIP-2) was commissioned by President Yoweri Museveni …

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Parliament tasks gov’t to address landlord, traders row

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has directed the government chief whip Ruth Nankabirwa to ensure that the landlords and traders are at ease regarding payment of rent. The directive followed a matter of national importance raised by Kampala Central MP Muhammed Nsereko who …

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Give landlords tax incentives to waive rent – KACITA

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Kampala City Traders Association (KACITA) has asked government to waive income tax obligation from rent for the three months of lockdown to help the landlords also reduce pressure on the tenants. KACITA was today appearing before the National Economy committee of Parliament which …

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The rent is due but many Americans can’t pay the bills

New York, United States | AFP |  The coronavirus pandemic took Brittany Brook’s job on March 16, two days after it took her husband Matthew Whitfield’s, leaving the New York couple scrambling as end-of-the-month bills come due. On April 1, Brook, an artist who until recently taught music at a preschool …

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