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Securing Land Rights in Burundi

Securing Land Rights in Burundi

Rights to land are acquired by inheritance (males only), purchase, donation, lease, and government allocation.

There are five steps to register the sale of land:

  • Parties obtain proof of title at the Land Registry;
  • Parties engage a lawyer to draft the sale agreement, and each party signs;
  • Buyer checks the price at the land registry;
  • The Public Notary notarizes the sale agreement
  • Parties file for a name change with the Land Registry.

The registration process requires an average of 94 days and payment of 6.3% of the property value in fees.