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How to buy Land in Kenya

The Process

Here at Lesedi Developers, we are open and straight ford with information that you need to secure your future. We believe that while you are about to make investment decisions concerning purchasing land, you need to know the process and know it well.

1. IDENTIFYING THE LAND.
The first step is to identify the land of your interest. Consider many factors such as infrastructure, amenities available etc.
 
2. TITLE DEED SEARCH. 
Once you identify the land , take a copy of the original title deed to the ministry of lands in your location for search. Normally, this will take 2-3 working days. This will cost Ksh 500-1,500 .
 
3. FURTHER VERIFICATION OF THE LAND.
Once the search is out , the buyer should take an extra step to visit the ground and gather information from the locals about the history and ownership of the land. 
 
4. SALE AGREEMENT.
It is advisable for the buyer to hire a lawyer to execute the sale of the land and remain a witness of the process.
 
5. STAMP DUTY
The buyer should pay the stamp duty for his/new land. The stamp duty is paid to the commissioner of domestic taxes
 
6.TRANSFER BOARD.
Once the buyers pays for the land, both parties will go for a transfer board where the seller shall sign transfer letters for the land to the new owner. The buyers should check if there are any unpaid rates for the land.
The normal board is usually free but may be too congested and long waiting hours hence the need to book a special board- cost depends on the lands office location.
 
7. EXCHANGE OF DOCUMENTS.
The buyers gets the necessary documents from the seller which acts as proof of sale, e.g receipts

There you have it. Are you ready to start your land buying journey?

How to buy Land in Kenya
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