BUYING A LAND

#1
Hallo talkers, I am ready/planning to buy a land and I have no experience on land fraud game, can someone please explain to me the steps and the red flags to consider bearing in mind the rampant fraud that has spread in buying land here in Kenya
 

mtadao

Village Elder
#11
It depends on size of the land. You don't need the services of a lawyer to buy 2acres of land. Go to lands offices and do a search to establish its clean. Know the owners family members and make sure they know your intention. Only give small amounts of cash incentives as you progress at surveying, after land board consent to subdivide, and final payment after land board transfer to you. All the money given must be recorded in minutes form and signed by the owner family members and witnesses. At least, thats what we do in my corner of this shitty country
 
#12
It depends on size of the land. You don't need the services of a lawyer to buy 2acres of land. Go to lands offices and do a search to establish its clean. Know the owners family members and make sure they know your intention. Only give small amounts of cash incentives as you progress at surveying, after land board consent to subdivide, and final payment after land board transfer to you. All the money given must be recorded in minutes form and signed by the owner family members and witnesses. At least, thats what we do in my corner of this shitty country
Brilliant. But someone was conned his money after he went to lands offices only to realize later the fraud seller had a fake ID and title deed
 

mtadao

Village Elder
#13
Brilliant. But someone was conned his money after he went to lands offices only to realize later the fraud seller had a fake ID and title deed
True, that's why i said you visit the land and meet even the family members and only pay incentives as you progress. In case the seller becomes wiser and sells to another buyer after you have payed substantial amounts, you can go to the land registrar with the agreements and request for a caution for that land which essentially freezes any more transactions for the land
 
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CaptainLloyd

Senior Villager
#15
It depends on size of the land. You don't need the services of a lawyer to buy 2acres of land. Go to lands offices and do a search to establish its clean. Know the owners family members and make sure they know your intention. Only give small amounts of cash incentives as you progress at surveying, after land board consent to subdivide, and final payment after land board transfer to you. All the money given must be recorded in minutes form and signed by the owner family members and witnesses. At least, thats what we do in my corner of this shitty country
Tafuta lawyer, wacha mambo mingi. People can fake everything, ata family members. Lawyer (Advocate) will take the risks of you, and you can sue him if he mishandles the transaction. Just ensure he is properly registered.
 

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