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THE 5 KEY THINGS YOU NEED TO DO BEFORE LEASING LAND IN KENYA

Because of the commercial interest, you will potentially create around the land you intend to lease, the need for assurance that you will enjoy unfettered use of land for the duration of time that you have agreed to contract it out on lease from its owner(s) is paramount. What steps should you take to ensure that the lease you enter into protects and asserts your rights?

BUYING PROPERTY IN KENYA: TRANSFER, REGISTRATION PROCESS – PART 1

Understanding the process of transfer and registration of property is critical to property acquisitions in any market. What are the different land tenure, regime systems, the key regulations, players, and professionals you are likely to engage in the process?

TRANSFER AND REGISTRATION OF PROPERTY IN KENYA – PART 2

What are the due-diligence measures to successfully complete the transfer and registration of property you are acquiring? What is the standard for private ownership of property and what are your rights and responsibilities once the transfer is complete?

WHY ENFORCING YOUR PROPERTY RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES IS SO IMPORTANT

Property ownership is secured and administered by law, which also clearly defines ownership, the rights and responsibilities that attach to it. The single greatest threat to property owners rights might just be inaction on their part in securing those rights by duly exercising the obligations created by the mere act of ownership.

UNPACKING PROPERTY SCAMS & THE RED FLAGS AROUND THEM

Scammers’ typically “hide” in plain sight. However, their intentions are always hidden, making it notoriously difficult to foil their schemes. So what renders seemingly rational individuals hapless to their wiles? What in our human nature makes us susceptible to these schemes?

WHERE IS THE OPPORTUNITY IN VACANT LAND?

Why is vacant land so wildly popular in our market? Without clear investment objectives, vacant land acquisitions may not provide the optimal use of resources at your disposal. Knowing what drives growth in property values will help you position your acquisitions strategically

UNDERSTANDING LAND BANKING INVESTMENT SCHEMES

Land banking is a real estate investment scheme that promises above-average returns at a predetermined future date. Equally, for the high returns they promise, they carry significant risk because there is no “real” transfer of the property to the investor. But do they deliver?

BARGAIN HUNTING FT.5: KEY TAKEAWAYS FOR REAL ESTATE INVESTING

What key takeaways would a successful real estate investor offer? Roadmaps are a great tool for providing direction. There isn’t one way to do anything successfully. The knowledge and skill of those more experienced can be helpful in navigating the journey.

BARGAIN-HUNTING FT 4: INVESTING IN DISTRESSED, BANK-OWNED PROPERTY

Mortgages naturally fall into default when borrowers become financially incapacitated. When this happens, financiers take measures to recover outstanding debts. In this ignominious space, the tenacious property investor can find the opportunity for growth.

WILL THE ONGOING TITLE CONVERSIONS AFFECT YOUR LAND OWNERSHIP RIGHTS?

Heard about title conversions? Well, if you own land in Nairobi (and eventually across the country) – including an interest in land situated within Nairobi – then you need to be appraised of this recent development. Title conversions are being implemented across the country as part of the social and administrative land reforms.

ADVERSE POSSESSION: WHY YOU COULD LOSE YOUR OWNERSHIP RIGHTS TO SQUATTERS

Are you aware that the law may allow someone who has lived on your property for longer than 12 years in open contravention to your rights to legally challenge your right to ownership over that property? What exactly is adverse possession and as a property owner, how can you protect your assets?

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