How To Avoid Land Scammers When Buying Land

How To Avoid Land Scammers When Buying Land

How To Avoid Land Scammers When Buying Land in Kenya

Land fraud in Kenya is a serious issue that requires one to be very careful when it comes to owning land.
There are a number of things that you ought to look into before sealing the land deal.
To cut down your chances of falling prey to these voracious entities, I will give you some tips that you can take into account to avoid being a victim who was scammed.

  • Don’t be in a rush to close a deal

One of the most successful tactics scam agents deploy when trying to add you to their list of victims is that they try to rush you.

Rushing you is designed to place you in the mindset that the offer is for a very limited time and that if you don’t pounce in good time, you might lose out on the deal.

Definitely, something good isn’t rushed.
No matter how good a deal may look, if the agent doesn’t let you think it through and go on about it as you’d want, then it’s not worth it. Drop it.
If the owner tries to rush you, counter this with an explanation of how you carry out due diligence before you make payment.

This is the very same reason why I am giving you a heads-up with this blog so that you can tell them freely and confidently how the process is supposed to be handled.

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  • Ask for the survey plan

First, confirm if the land they are selling is theirs; they might be wanting to get rid of it.

You can do this by asking the seller to provide you with the documents that say that the piece of land belongs to them.

One of the documents that can confirm that is the survey plan.
Ask for the survey plan before you buy the land. This document tells you that the government is aware of the land in question.
What you will need to do when provided with the document is confirm the name on the survey plan if it is the same as the one of the seller.

You can also check the land coordinates on the beacon if they are the same as those in the survey plan.

  • When the deal is too good, think twice

By saying that, I mean the cheap lands. If you’ve ever walked and seen land going for 100,000 ksh, that should raise a question like, Why is the land so cheap, and it’s not even that small?
One of the factors that determines how much a piece of land sells for is its location; that’s what can guide you into making the right call.
The only exception to cheap land is when the owner is someone you have a personal relationship with, like a very close friend or a family member.

They might, in fact, even give it to you for free. Aside from that, that raises a red flag that you shouldn’t ignore.

Remember, cheap is expensive.

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  • Consult a real estate expert

The safest way to avoid land fraud is to work with a real estate professional like ours at Amcco, who are certified and have dealt with quite a number of clients who have even left back reviews.

That way, you will save yourself the trouble of being scammed by fraudsters.
A reliable property expert will ensure you get the best value for your money.

Bank on us to deliver the best and answer any questions that you may have in mind.

  • Do a site visit before cashing in

Yeah, lately everything can be done online, but what about the fact that you need to see what you are paying for?

Always ensure that you have had a physical inspection of the land that you are interested in; avoid putting yourself in a situation that makes you not be able to see what you are paying for.

Pictures don’t tell the whole story.
Before you pay for any land at all, you must not just see the land physically, but you must also carry out an inspection of the property.

An inspection lets you know how much value you are getting for your money, so don’t ignore it.
We sell projects in Thigio Kikuyu. You can book a free site visit with us on this number: +254 701 293 199.

If you are interested in owning land, don’t hesitate to reach out to us; we are located in Gikambura, Kikuyu.