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How To Convert Leasehold Land to Freehold Land in Kenya

Posted by Nulands on July 3, 2024
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So, you are thinking about how to convert your leasehold land to freehold land in Kenya.

It’s a big step, but it can offer you a lot more control and security over your land.

Let’s walk through the process together, and I’ll explain everything you need to know.

What’s the Difference Between Leasehold and Freehold?

First off, let’s clear up the difference. Leasehold land means you have the right to use the land for a specific period, usually 99 years, but you don’t own the land itself—the government or another entity does. Freehold, on the other hand, means you own the land outright with no time limit, giving you permanent ownership.

Why Convert to Freehold?

Converting your leasehold land to freehold can have several benefits:

  • Full Ownership: You own the land indefinitely.
  • No Renewal Worries: You won’t have to worry about renewing the lease.
  • Increased Property Value: Freehold properties are often more valuable and easier to sell.
  • More Control: You have more freedom to make changes or improvements to the property.

How to Get Started

StepDescription
1. Check Your EligibilityBefore you dive in, check if your land is eligible for conversion. Generally, land allocated by the government or a local authority is eligible. Consult with the Ministry of Lands or a legal expert to confirm your eligibility.
2. Prepare the Necessary DocumentsGather all the required documents. Typically, you’ll need:
– Original lease document
– Proof of ownership
– Copies of ID and PIN certificates
– Land rates clearance certificate
– Consent from the Commissioner of Lands
3. Application ProcessApply to the Commissioner of Lands or the local lands office. Your application should include a formal request for conversion, along with all the necessary documents.
4. Valuation and FeesThe land will be valued to determine the conversion fee. This fee is often a percentage of the land’s current market value. Once you get the valuation, you’ll need to pay the required fees.
How to Get Started With Converting Leasehold Land to Freehold Land In Kenya

What Happens Next?

  1. Approval Process After you submit your application and pay the fees, the Commissioner of Lands will review your request. This can take some time, so be patient. They might request additional documents or information, so stay prepared.
  2. Issuance of the Freehold Title If everything is in order, you’ll receive approval for the conversion. The lands office will then issue you a new freehold title deed. Congratulations—you now own your land outright!

Tips When Converting Leasehold Land to Freehold Land

1. Consult a Lawyer:

Consult with a property law expert to guide you through the process and ensure you don’t miss any critical steps.

2. Stay Organized:

Keep all your documents and receipts well-organized to respond quickly to any additional information requests from the land office.

3. Follow Up Regularly:

Regular follow-ups with the land’s office can help keep the process moving smoothly.

Final Thoughts

Converting leasehold land to freehold in Kenya can seem daunting, but it’s definitely doable with the right information and preparation. The key is to understand the process, stay organized, and seek professional advice when needed. By converting to freehold, you gain full ownership and control over your property, which can be a significant advantage in the long run.

Thinking of buying land in Kenya? Let our expert team guide you diligently through the process. Give us a call at  0708 592177 / 0740212121

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