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.

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