land measurements in Uganda

Land Measurements and Conversations in Uganda

Understanding land measurements in Uganda is very essential if you want to purchase or sell land as the language can be a little confusing. It also helps you to know and measure exactly what you intend to buy or sell land.

Some measurements include square miles, hectares, acres, decimals, meters, square meters, square feet, and yards among others. It is highly advised that you use a reputable professional land Surveyor with consultation with your Lawyer to confirm the actual measurements when selling or purchasing land.

A professional land surveyor is key in surveying and determining the size of land as may be stipulated on the title deed.

All land title deeds whether for Mailo, leasehold, or freehold Land tenure systems must be verified in the land registry/Land offices. The lands office gives a search report to an applicant who presented a search application to it, after the confirmation of search sizes, and it is very important to do a physical verification of the size by opening boundaries to ensure that no encroachment on the land size.

Below is a land measurement conversion guide commonly used in Uganda:

MeasurementIts’ Equivalent
12.5 Decimals50 by 100 feet plot of Land
25 Decimals100 by 100 feet plot of land ¼ (Quarter) an Acre
50 Decimals½ (Half) Acre
1 acre100 Decimals
1 Hectare2.47 Acres
1 Acre200 by 200 feet
1 Hectare10,000 Square Meters
259 Hectares640 Acres
1 Acre4046.86 Square Meters
1 Square mile640 Acres
1 square meter10.7 square feet
1 square yard9.6 square feet
1 square feet144 square inches
1 meter100 centimeters
1 foot11.9 inches

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