How To Do A Land Search In Kenya
A land search will show the full name of the owner, the approximate size of the land, and any claim on the land, e.g where the land has been used as collateral for a bank loan or a surety in a legal dispute.
In this article Keweb. co tries to answer the question by publishing the ways one can do a land search in Kenya
Below are the most helpful ways to do a land search in Kenya
How to perform an online land search?
With the recent digitization of land records, Kenyans no longer need to move from office to office when searching for land information, all this can be done with a simple search from wherever you are.
Steps to be taken to perform an online land search;
- log into the e-Citizen platform and create an account
- Navigate to the Ministry of Land and physical planning and select the land search option
- Input the title number and complete the online land search form
- Confirm that all the details are correct before submitting the form
- Select your preferred payment option, which can either be through M-Pesa, a credit card or a debit card. No CASH payment is allowed.
- Once the payment is successful, proceed to print the results
- The same information can be found on your portal anytime you log into your e-citizen account.
- What is the cost of doing a land search in Kenya?
A land search costs Ksh 500 and can be paid using M-PESA, a Credit card, or a debit card.
All landowners are expected to register their contact details with the ministry of land by inputting their full names, ID number, and Title Deed number into the digital platform.
When the said details are successfully registered, the owner can be notified whenever someone searches for their parcel. This surely streamlines land transactions by enhancing transparency
How much does it cost to do a land search in Kenya?
Now, you may need to pay Ksh.. 500 – Kshs. 1000 for the service. But there is something very important I need to clarify here: Land Search in Kenya is actually free as long as you don’t mind waiting for 2-3 working days to get the results. Put another way, the Kshs.
How much does a lawyer charge for buying land in Kenya?
According to the tariff provided by the Law Society of Kenya, the lawyer should charge Ksh3000 if the land cost is Ksh1,000,000 and below and Ksh8,000 if the land value is above Ksh1,000,000. A lawyer’s cost is normally shared equally between the buyer and seller.