January 2023

Due Diligence For Off-Plan Properties: The Checklist For Every Homeowner And Real Estate Investor

When the deal is too good, think twice! Information is power, and when it comes to buying property off-plan having the right type of information will help you, a prospective buyer or investor, make an informed decision on whether to invest or not. Buying property off-plan simply refers to purchasing property before construction is commenced or completed. Developers use pre-construction layouts, site developmental plan and building plans to market and sell their properties (apartments, villas, bungalows, townhouses) to prospective home buyers and real estate investors.

The Increase of the Capital Gains Tax on Property Sales In Kenya, Effective January 2023

The Finance Act No. 22 of 2022 amended the Income Tax Act by increasing the rate of Capital Gain Tax (CGT) from the rate of 5% to 15%, effective from 1st January 2023. What is Capital Gains Tax (CGT)? CGT is a tax imposed on the gains which accrue on transfer of property situated in Kenya, on or after 1st January 2015 whether or not the property was acquired before 1st January 2015. A transfer of...

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