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E-Citizen: New Property Registration Process in Kenya

Nowadays, the interest in possessing property and land in Kenya has increased. This has been caused by an increase in the number of real estate companies in Kenya. The real estate firms are mostly targeting the middle income Kenyans. The demand for land has increased, which has led to the emergence of many conmen who are have been conning people who want to invest in land. Due to these cases, people are encouraged to understand and learn the new property registration process which have been defined as above.

The article below will help you know understand the New property registration process in Kenya in details.

The new property registration process in Kenya

On May 20, the Ministry of Lands and Physical Planning publicized the new measures governing the property registration procedure in Kenya. It is important to know that the new process announced by the Ministry of Land is intended to shorten the procedure of registering land and minimize the time taken to complete the process. Before the introduction of the guidelines, the land registration procedure used to take 90 days to complete while the new system minimizes the number of days taken to 12 days. The new system helps to simplify the procedure of obtaining and transferring property and land in Kenya.

The new registration process has only three steps to follow.

Below are the steps of registering land and property discussed in details.

Step 1

The first step of acquiring land is to first apply for a certificate for land rent clearance which is applied through the e-Citizen platform after which you are supposed to make a request for approval to lease, transfer or also charge the piece of land. Ensure that you also make an application for the valuation for stamp duty assessment.

Step 2

The second thing you are supposed to do is to visit the site and view the land where you compose a report for evaluation purposes.

Step 3

This is the last step of land registration where the title of the land is registered and other properties.

What do I need to register a property in Kenya?

E-Citizen: New Property Registration Process in Kenya

The following are requirements you need to meet for the registration process to run smoothly.

When applying for land clearance you need;

  • A filled online application form
  • A copy of title deed
  • Land rent payment receipts

When making a consent to transfer land you need;

  • Copy of search title document
  • An application letter from an advocate, owner or registered authorized agent

For valuation to take place you are required to have;

  • Copy of title
  • A survey plan/map showing the location of the land
  • An original transfer document

 For Title registration you need;

  • An original stamp duty payment receipt
  • Original title document copy of ID and KRA pin
  • An executed transfer/caveat

Why do I need a title deed?

A title deed is a document which shows the legal owner of the land.

It is important to own a title deed since

  1. A title deed is secure and makes the land more accessible
  2. Possessing a title deed will reduce land disputes that may be related to it
  3. A title deed provides security to the land

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