Land amalgamation entails the combination of two or more adjoining pieces of land existing under separate titles but in the name of the same proprietor. The end result of amalgamation is that the separate titles are collapsed into a single title in the name of the same proprietor.

Procedure

  1. The amalgamation of land in Kenya should be done at the District Physical Planning Committee.
  2. A plan should be drafted showing the plots or area that are to be combined (amalgamated).
  3. The applicant makes an application through a registered physical planner using the form PPA1 Form to the District Physical Planning Committee.
  4. Also, the applicant has to submit a planning brief explaining the amalgamation.
  5. An appropriate fees is to be paid and the receipt should be attached to the planning brief and submitted to the planning committee of the county government.

Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development,
Plot 13 15 Parliament Avenue,
P.O.Box 7096 Kampala,
Phone number: (256) 414 373511
E-mail: contactus@muhud.go.ug
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Required Documents

  • 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

Office Locations & Contacts

Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development,
Plot 13 15 Parliament Avenue,
P.O.Box 7096 Kampala,
Phone number: (256) 414 373511
E-mail: contactus@muhud.go.ug
Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development

Documents to Use

Application forms that can be used : Application forms

1. Introduction

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.

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.

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2. Procedure

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.

3. Requirements

  1. Dully filled P.P.A 1 forms in triplicate submitted and signed by a Registered physical Planner
  2. Amalgamation/Subdivision Scheme (5 Blue prints and 1 Linen print)
  3. Planning Brief by a Registered Physical Planner (signed accordingly)
  4. Ownership documents (Title Deed)
  5. Comprehensive Location Plan
  6. Application fee receipt
  7. Rates payment receipts

4. Professional & Statutory Costs

The Statutory & Professionals Costs involved for the amalgamation/subdivision application are particularized below:

  1. 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)

5. Conclusion

We hope that we have sufficiently covered the procedure of obtaining a subdivision/amalgamation approval in Kenya. Should you however need further clarifications, we remain available for further consultation.


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