Real Estate

Landscaping Activities for Outdoor Spaces in Kenya

Discover the art and impact of landscaping activities, from elevating aesthetics to boosting property values. Dive into the essential laws governing landscaping practices in Kenya, ensuring environmental conservation and sustainable development. Explore how regulations like the Physical and Land Use Planning Act and the Environmental Management Act shape responsible landscaping for a greener, more vibrant future.

Understanding Property Repairs and Maintenance: The Roles and Responsibilities of a Landlord and Tenant

In the world of property leasing, maintenance and repairs form the foundation of a healthy landlord-tenant relationship. Both landlords and tenants bear distinct responsibilities for ensuring the upkeep of a building. Whether you're a property owner or a tenant, comprehending these obligations is crucial. Let's delve into the legal framework, highlighting the duties of each party and how they contribute to a harmonious renting experience.

Current Market Analysis: A Shift in Real Estate Trends

Exciting news in the real estate sector! Recent data from the Hass Consult property index reveals a remarkable transformation in housing preferences. Over the past two decades, there has been a significant shift from detached housing to semi-detached housing and apartment-based developments.

Is the Doctrine of Sanctity of a Title Absolute or Legal Fiction? (Part 2: Possessing a Title is not conclusive proof of ownership of a Property)

Person A bought a parcel of land in the 80’s and was irregularly issued with a Certificate of Title by the Nairobi land registry. Over the years there have been subsequent transfers. Currently, the land is lawfully registered to Person B who has constructed a development consisting of 100 apartments for sale after acquiring all the necessary approvals. The development was ranked as the best place to live in Nairobi in 2022, subsequently, all the apartments quickly sold off.

Is the Doctrine of Sanctity or Indefeasibility of Title Legal Fiction? (Part 1: Understanding the Doctrine of Indefeasibility of Title)

Real estate in Kenya has proven to be a lucrative investment, outperforming traditional asset classes like equities and bonds with high returns. However, real estate investment has been termed as a dangerous minefield. Echoing the rather stern warning by the Court of Appeal in Arthi Highway Developers Limited Vs West End Butchery Limited & 6 Others (2015) eKLR , “ …the land market in Kenya was/is a...

An Analysis Of The Proposed Finance Bill, 2023:The Key Changes and Impact on the Real Estate Sector

On 4th May 2023, the National Treasury tabled the Finance Bill, 2023, to the National Assembly for the first reading. The proposed Finance Bill 2023 introduces a series of significant changes and reforms to the financial landscape of the country. The Bill is a crucial component of the annual budgetary process and outlines the Government's plans for revenue generation, taxation, and fiscal policies.

Differences Between Warranties And Indemnities

In contract law, warranties and indemnities are two common forms of contractual provisions that provide remedies for breach of contract. These terms are often used interchangeably, but they have distinct differences in terms of the extent of liability, the proof required, and the obligations of the parties. Below we discuss the differences between warranties and indemnities in terms of damages, mitigation, disclosure, proof of loss, and the buyer's knowledge of the breach.

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