Legal and Deeds

This division is responsible for registering deeds and leases. The legal aspect represent LAA on all legal matters and advice clients on all legal issues in relation to land parcels.

Deeds Registy

Registration Of The Following Documents:

  •  Leases
  • Variations
  • Surrenders

Deeds Registration:

  • Transfers
  • Bonds
  • Sublease Agreements

In terms of section 13 (1) of the Deeds Registry Act of 1967, the above deeds are to be prepared and lodged by a legal practitioner.

 

Endorsements Of Leases Through:

  • Inheritance
  • Court order

Documents needed for endorsements

  • Identity document of the person(s) to be endorsed
  • Letter written by the family (witnessed by more than three family members) and stamped by the Area Chief
  • Will
  • Marriage and death certificates if the other spouse was not included in the lease
  • Final court order

Issuance Of Copies Of Leases And Deeds Documents: What Do I Bring When I Lost My Lease:

  • Identity document of the registered holder
  • Lease number can be checked on the digital map at LAA’s Cadastre desk/window
  • If applicant is not the registered holder, his duly authorised agent may make an application for such a copy.

Process of lodging a dispute

  • Approach LAA office; the Legal Department with Title documents (eg.Form C, Lease)
  • Fill a Dispute form with all your particulars and the respondent particulars. It could be phone numbers; the Area he resides in or the particulars of the chief of that area
  • The mediator will contact the respondent for interpretation of facts.
  • The Mediator will arrange for a mediation between the complainant and the respondent
  • If the parties agree then a mediation agreement is signed which is binding to the parties
  • If settlement is not reached the parties will be advised that the matter be referred to relevant authorities.

NB: PLEASE NOTE THAT PARTIES THEMSELVES ARE THE ONES TO COME UP WITH A SETTLEMENT NOT THE MEDIATOR. THE MEDIATOR IS THERE TO GUIDE THE PARTIES NOT TO PRESIDE OVER THE MEDIATION PROCESS.

How can we help you?

Contact us at the LAA offices nearest to you or submit an inquiry online.

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