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Steps (13) arrow_drop_up arrow_drop_down
Obtain official land search  (2) expand_more expand_less
Obtain land transfer documents  (3) expand_more expand_less
Obtain valuation for stamp duty  (3) expand_more expand_less
Stamp duty payment  (2) expand_more expand_less
Land registration  (3) expand_more expand_less

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Summary of the procedure

Institutions/Systems involved 4 expand_more expand_less

Ministry of Lands and physical planning, Ardhi house (x 8)
Seller's advocate (x 2)

Results 3 expand_more expand_less

Official land search
Registered transfer document
Certificate of title

Required Documents expand_more expand_less

Land search form (central registry)
Proof of land ownership
PIN certificate (x 2)
Identity card (x 2)
Stamped land search application.
Request letter
Valuation for stamp duty
Official land search (x 2)
Executed Transfer Instrument
Route sketch
Passport photo (x 2)
Stamped application form
KRA payment slip
Booking form (x 2)
Consent to transfer land
Land rates clearance receipt
Land rent certificate
Transfer instrument
Stamped booking form

Estimated cost KES  500

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KES 0 -
4 % Valuation amount
For leaseholds properties situated within cities/ municipalities
KES 0 -
2 % Valuation amount
For freeholds properties situate outside cities /municipalities
KES 500
For registration fees

Total Duration 21d - 51d  expand_more expand_less

  Min. Max.
Total time (sum): 21d 51d
of which:
Waiting time in queue (sum): 50mn 2h.
Attention at counter: 1h. 20mn 2h. 50mn
Waiting time until next step (sum): 20d 50d

Laws 8 expand_more expand_less

Advocates Act Advocates Act
  Sections 9, 34, 35 ,  articles 9, 34, 35
Advocates Remuneration Order 2014 Advocates Remuneration Order 2014
  Article Schedule 1
Kenya Revenue Authority Public Notice Kenya Revenue Authority Public Notice
Land Act Land Act
  Sections 7, 43
Land Laws amendment Act No. 28 of 2016 Land Laws amendment Act No. 28 of 2016
  Section  18
Land Registration Act Land Registration Act
  Sections 14, 24, 26, 31, 34, 43, 44, 45, 46, 48
Registration of transfer of land checklist Registration of transfer of land checklist
Stamp Duty Act Stamp Duty Act
  Sections 5, 6, 8, 10, 10A, 12, 19, 20, 23
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