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This Act makes provision for the registration of land and provides, for this purpose, for an administrative framework, defines the effect of registration of land and regulates the procedures of registration, survey and combination, subdivision and re-parcelling of land. The Act also provides for the registration of lease of agricultural tenancies and its legal consequences. The Act shall apply to: (a) every area to which, immediately before the commencement of this Act, the Land Registration (Special Areas) Act applied; (b) any area to which the Land Adjudication Act applies; (c) any area to which the Minister may, by order, apply this Act; and (d) all land which from time to time is set apart under section 117 or section 118 of the Constitution.For the purposes of this Act, the Minister may, by Order, constitute land registration districts, in which there shall be maintained a land registry. As for administrative control, there shall be appointed a Chief Land Registrar, who shall be responsible for administering the land registries in accordance with this Act. Each register shall be divided into: (a) property section, containing a brief description of the land or lease, together with particulars of its appurtenances and a reference to the registry map and filed plan; (b) the proprietorship section, containing the name and, where possible, the address of the proprietor and a note of any inhibition, caution or restriction affecting his right of disposition; and (c) the encumbrances section, containing a note of every encumbrance and every right adversely affecting the land or lease.

Implemented by: Registered Land (Registration of Maximum Number of Proprietors) Rules (Cap. 300). (2010)
Implemented by: Registered Land Rules (Cap. 300). (2012)
Amended by: Land Disputes Tribunals Act, 1990 (Cap. 303A). (1990)
Repealed by: Land Registration Act, 2012 (Cap. 300). (2012-04-27)

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Legal Name: The National Council for Law Reporting

Brand Name: Kenya Law

Organization type: A semi-autonomous state corporation

Parent Institution: The Judiciary

Parent Act: The National Council for Law Reporting Act


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