Process of Subdivision in Kenya; What you need to know
PROCESS OF SUBDIVISION & AMALGAMATION APPROVAL OF PLOTS IN KENYA
Subdivision is the divisor of land into two or more plots/lots. Its purpose is to split a large tract of land into smaller ones that are easier to develop and can be developed independently of one another to increase growth and maximize the use of space. This tool also speeds up the zoning process and selling off of the land, resulting in a fully completed area, though one that is divided into various smaller areas.
Amalgamation of land
Amalgamation involves the combination of two or more contiguous/adjoining lots of alienated land. The lands are under separate titles. When combined, the land will be held under single title.
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The process involves the drafting of an amalgamation/subdivision plan/scheme showing the plots to be combined or sub divide. The investor, through a registered physical planner makes an application to the County Government through filling in PPA 1 form attaching the plan/scheme and a planning brief explaining why the amalgamation or subdivision is in line with the policy. The requisite fee will be paid to the County government and the receipt annexed to the planning Brief presented to the County Government.
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- Dully filled P.P.A 1 forms in triplicate submitted and signed by a Registered physical Planner
- Amalgamation/Subdivision Scheme (5 Blue prints and 1 Linen print)
- Planning Brief by a Registered Physical Planner (signed accordingly)
- Ownership documents (Title Deed)
- Comprehensive Location Plan
- Application fee receipt
- Rates payment receipts
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Professional & Statutory Costs
The Statutory & Professionals Costs involved for the amalgamation/subdivision application are particularized below:
- Application fee (Fee is charged per plot subdivided or amalgamated and varies in different counties)
2. PPA 1 form fee (Is always Ksh.1000 in all counties)
3. Professional Fee (Depends on the size of the project and the area the property is located