Procedure Of Purchasing Plots/Land In Kenya


If you are buying land from an individual or group please follow the following STEPS to avoid being CONNED:

1 . Ask to see the TITLE DEED or Copy of the title deed. Then do a search at the ministry of lands to confirm who the real owners are or if the title has any CAVEAT on it, The search will cost you Sh 520.

2.Do a search with LOCAL AUTHORITIES to check of any unpaid land rates. If any, agree with the seller who will settle the land rates. NB :LAND can’t be transferred if they are unpaid land rates.

3.Go to the ministry of lands and buy 2 Maps, one showing the exact measurements of the piece you are buying called (mutation) and the other showing the neighbouring lands, Each costs Sh 350.

4.With your 2 maps and a surveyor (you can do it yourself) visit the land you are buying and verify the details on the MAP. Check out all the beacons.

5.Sit down with your seller and bargain the price. Write down an agreement. The agreement can be done in the presence of a lawyer. Advocates fee is calculated cumulatively based on the value of the land. This is regulated by the Advocates Remuneration Order.

🔸From kes. 1 to half a milion you will pay 2% of the value or kes. 35,000. Whichever is higher.

🔸From half a million to 100 million. You pay the fees in 1 plus 1.5% of the balance

🔸From 100 million to 250 million. You pay the fees in 2 plus 1.25% of the balance.There is a set scale for higher transactions as well. Also note that your advocate should do more than just write the agreement. They help with due diligence, ensure completion and ensure transfer.

One must be careful to ensure you are dealing with an advocate and not legal clerks who sometimes pose as advocates.The risk being that in the event a matter goes to court, the courts will invalidate any land documents drawn by an unqualified or unlicensed advocate.

6.Pay some amount as per your agreement, Don’t pay the whole amount.

7.Book a meeting with lands control board (LCB) They meet once every month. It will cost you Sh 1000.

LCB will issue consent for the land to be sold. the remaining balance after getting consent from LCB.

9.Go to ministry of lands offices with your KRA PIN, 2 passport photos and a copy of the TITLE DEED to change ownership.

It will cost you Sh 5000.

10.At this stage you don’t need the seller. Now go pay stamp duty, ie according to the VALUE of the land.

4% of sales value in municipalities &

2%of sales value in reserves.

11.Now the land belongs to you, but before celebrating go to the ministry of lands &do a search to confirm if they have updated their RECORDS and it reads you.

Book a plot with us with as low as 10% and pay for upto 12 months.

▪️Isinya 50 by 100 @ 450k

6km from Highway.

▪️Favour gardens 2, Acacia

50 by 100 @ 1.4M

3 km from Namanga highway.

▪️Favour gardens, Acacia 50 by 100 @ 1.2M

4.5 km from Ola petrol station.

▪️Empakasi 50 by 100 @ 650k

7km from Kitengela town.

▪️Imani gardens 3 @ 350k 8km from Namanga highway.

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