Seven factors to consider when buying land in Kenya

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Prices of land in Kenya surge everyday. There are various factors to consider when buying land in the country. Some of the factors include;


You must carry out a search in the lands office to determine the ownership of the plot and if it’s genuine. The title deed should also be genuine. And also are the land rates paid up to date?


You should ensure the land in question accessible anytime? Can a vehicle whether small or big access the land without any trouble?


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Land or rather plot prices sometimes are inflated so you must do a bit of research to find out the actual price of the land.

Real Estate Agent

It is recommended to seek advice of professionals when buying land, therefore will advise you in the process you engage the services of a real estate agent because of the exposure, experience, and knowledge he or she possesses will help you get desired piece of land fast and ensure a smooth and genuine sale transaction.


With cases of crimes in some places ensure that there is sufficient security in the area you intend to buy a plot.


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Soil type

Ensure that the soil type suite your need? Farming, for instance requires loamy-textured soils.


Seek the services of a lawyer to ensure that the transactions are carried out in accordance to legal rules and regulations. It is advisable for both the seller and buyer to engage services of lawyers in the sale transaction.

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