Archives November 2018

These are the steps taken before Compulsory Acquisition is done

PRE -INQUIRY • Request; The NLC receives a request for acquisition from the acquiring body through the respective Cabinet Secretary or County Executive member. The land should be acquired for public purposes or in public interest. . • Verification meeting; Before gazettement, the NLC will request for a verification meeting with the acquiring body (the body that…

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What is Compulsory Acquisition of land?

This is the acquisition of land by the government for a public purpose but subject to fair and prompt compensation. Publication of the intention to acquire is done through the Kenya gazette and County gazette. A notice is also given to the Land Registrar and every person with an interest in the land. Land compulsorily…

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So you think because youu’ve the title deed your property is safe? Why you should regularly check your land with the Land Office

So you think with your title deed under lock and key your property is safe?  You pity those who get evicted and wonder how they got duped into buying someone else’s land. But just how safe are your important land ownership and transaction documents at the lands office? Just ask Mr Reuben Wamburu Karoba from…

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Succession: How to handle the property of a deceased person

WHY BOTHER WITH SUCCESSION? As an owner of a beneficial interest in the land property, you can be part of making decisions involving the property, including how it is used and developed, and get a share of any income that is distributed from the property. WHAT IS INTESTATE SUCCESSION? Intestate succession is where there is…

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6 benefits of leaving a will

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF MAKING A WILL? • The deceased can exercise control over property • It can help avoid courts from determining who is entitled to property • Enable appointing property representatives of choice • Avoiding disputes over property • Persons outside family can have property • The deceased can decide on how…

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Land right on matrimonial property

WHAT IS A MATRIMONIAL HOME? It means any property that is owned or leased by one or both spouses and occupied or utilized by the spouses as their family home, and includes any other attached property. WHAT ARE SOME OF THE RIGHTS OF SPOUSES CONCERNING MATRIMONIAL PROPERTY? Matrimonial Property Act of (2013) the matrimonial property…

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Land rights for minority and marginalised groups

WHAT ARE THE SPECIFIC RIGHTS AS THEY RELATE TO MINORITY GROUPS? • Right to participate in economic activities in the country • Right to preserve their cultural way of life in line with article 11 of the Constitution • Right to representation in land governance institutions and participation in land related decision making processes. •…

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Land Rights for children, youth and orphans

WHAT ARE THE LAND RIGHTS AS THEY RELATE TO THE YOUTH? The constitution of Kenya defines an ‘adult’ as an individual who has attained the age of eighteen years. For the purpose of determining rights accruing to the youth, there is need to appreciate that the constitution regards youths as adults and thus; • Each…

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