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Conversion from Customary to Common Law


Once granted land under customary grant, there is provision to convert such to common law grant. The grantee will be issued with a legal agreement of lease to confirm their right of occupancy for a specific period of time.  The length of the lease is 99 years. 

Who is eligible?
  • Motswana
  • Attained age of majority
How do I get this service?

To apply for a Memorandum of Agreement of Lease follow the steps below:

What supporting documents are required?
  • Copy of Marriage Certificate (if applicable)
  • Copy of Instrument signed under Married Persons Property Act (proof of Marriage regime if married and Affidavit if not married)
  • Certified copy of National Identification card (Omang)
  • Original (Customary) Plot Certificate
How long will this service take?

Three months

How much does it cost?
  • P150 for preparation of a sketch plan
  • P10 Application fee
  • P100 lease preparation (business/Agricultural plot)
  • P60 once off payment in case of a residential plot
Where can I get more information on this Service

For more information, please contact any of the Ministry of Land Management, Water and Sanitation Services Headquarters (Customer Service) or any Land Boards from the Land Boards and their Subordinate Land Boards listing document or call the Ministry of Land Management, Water and Sanitation Services.

Toll Free Number 0800 600 737 .

 Opening hours are from 07:30 to 12:45 and 13:45 to 16:30, Monday to Friday, except public holidays.

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