Land Registration Act, 2012 (Cap. 300). | Land Portal

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The Act principally concerns the registration of interests in land. This Act shall apply to: (a) registration of interests in all public land as declared by Article 62 of the Constitution; (b) registration of interests in all private land as declared by Article 64 of the Constitution; and (c) registration and recording of community interests in land.The National Land Commission in consultation with national and county governments may, by order in the Gazette, constitute an area or areas of land to be a land registration unit and may at any time vary the limits of any such units. The land registration units shall be established at county level and at such other levels to ensure reasonable access to land administration and registration services. There shall be maintained in each registration unit, a community land register.The Act also, among other things: defines powers of the Chief Land Registrar, County Land Registrars or any other land registrars; provides for survey and mapping of land; defines the effects of registration; provides for certificates of title; declares dispositions regarding lease, charge or interest in land other than in accordance with this Act or other legislation without legal effect; provides for the protection of persons receiving land; makes special provisions for the registration of leases and charges; places certain restrictions on dispositions regarding interests in land; provides with respect to registration of rights regarding co-tenancy and partition; provides with respect to easements; defines the jurisdiction for purposes of this Act of the Environment and Land Court established by the Environment and Land Court Act, 2011; and defines offences.

Implemented by: Land Registration (Forms) Regulations, 2014 (L.N. No. 104 of 2014). (2014-07-28)
Implemented by: Land Registration (General) Regulations, 2017 (S.I. No. 278 of 2017). (2017-12-13)
Implemented by: Land Registration (Registration Units) Order, 2017 (S.I. No. 277 of 2017). (2017-11-13)
Amended by: Land Laws (Amendment) Act, 2016 (No. 28 of 2016). (2016-08-31)
Repeals: Registration of Titles Act (Cap. 281). (2006)
Repeals: Land Titles Act. (1959)
Repeals: Registered Land Act (Cap. 300). (2006)
Repeals: Government Lands Act (Cap. 280). (2010)

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