What is Title Conversion?

And what does it mean to all of us as owners, future buyers and sellers of land in Kenya?

As you have probably heard and seen in the news, the much-anticipated title conversion process is now underway. With the first four batches of new title numbers for the county of Nairobi already released, the process is projected to be completed by early 2023.

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Here is a conversation we had with Caroline Mutoko earlier in 2021 on the Title Conversion process. Listen, be informed and prepared.

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Here are answers to some of the most asked questions on the title conversion topic.

What if there is a lien on my title?

If your title is held by a third party for security e.g. mortgage holders – You will be allowed to apply for a conversion of your title where you have used your title as security. However, you will be required to liaise with the third party (banks, hospitals, courts etc.) to facilitate the replacement process.

What documents are required for the Title Conversion process?

The following is required for the title conversion process:

1. Filled form
2. ID
3. Original title deed
4. PIN Certificate

What if there is a lien on my title?

If your title is held by a third party for security e.g. mortgage holders – You will be allowed to apply for a conversion of your title where you have used your title as security. However, you will be required to liaise with the third party (banks, hospitals, courts etc.) to facilitate the replacement process.

When will the process begin?

The process has already begun. It is a phased process beginning with the county of Nairobi. As of today, (March 17th, 2021) The Ministry of Lands has already released several batches of new title numbers for Nairobi county. Other counties will follow as time progresses.

What does the conversion process entail?

There are several steps involved in the conversion process which includes waiting for the Ministry of Lands and Physical Planning to announce the dates for registering your parcels of land, lodging of complaints etc. The step by step process as well as the downloadable manual forms for this process can be found at the Ministry of Lands Website.

When will the process end?

According to the Ministry of Lands, it is expected the conversion exercise will be complete in December 2022.

How much does it cost?

The conversion process is free. You are not required to pay anything.

What will happen to my title deed(s)?

For the Ministry of Lands to produce your new replacement titles under the Land Registration Act, 2012, you will need to surrender your old title deed(s).  The old title(s) will be cancelled and placed under safe custody by the registrar.

What should I do while I wait for the the release of new numbers for my title(s)?

Make sure all your documents are in order. You may request your surveyor to check that the data has been captured correctly in the Survey Maps and/or Registry Index Maps

Are boundaries changing? Will I lose a portion of my land?

No. Land boundaries will not be affected because Registry Index Maps (RIMs) are generated from existing survey plans. The survey maps are available on request at the Ministry of Lands and Physical Planning.

I have an ongoing boundary dispute, will the title conversion fix that?

No. Land boundaries will not be affected because Registry Index Maps are generated from existing survey plans. The survey maps are available on request at the Ministry of Lands and Physical Planning. If you have a boundary dispute, we suggest hiring a licensed surveyor to investigate and establish the location of the original beacons for your plot of land. 

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Gazette Notices on the Conversions

20th May 2022 (Batch N)

Batch N issued (Special Issue – Vol CXX1V- No. 94)

NAIROBI BLOCK 1 – CHURCHILL 

NAIROBI BLOCK 2 – MUTHANGARI  

NAIORBI BLOCK 4- CHURCH ROAD

NAIROBI BLOCK 6 – MARLBOROUGH 

NAIROBI BLOCK 8 – MUTHAIGA WEST 

NAIROBI BLOCK 9 – MUTHAIGA EAST 

NAIROBI BLOCK 13 – LAVINGTON 

NAIROBI BLOCK 15 – THOMPSON 

NAIROBI BLOCK 19 – UPPERHILL 

NAIROBI BLOCK 25 – CHIROMO

NAIROBI BLOCK 29 – NYERERE ROAD 

NAIROBI BLOCK 30 – LOWER HILL 

NAIROBI BLOCK 41 – RAILWAYS 

NAIROBI BLOCK 43 – WOODLEY 

NAIROBI BLOCK 45 – MATHARI 

NAIROBI BLOCK 46 – MATHARI EAST 

NAIROBI BLOCK 49 – EASTLEIGH NORTH 

NAIROBI BLOCK 52 – SHAURI MOYO

NAIROBI BLOCK 53 – BAHATI

NAIROBI BLOCK 54 – MAKONGENI 

NAIROBI BLOCK 56 – MAKADARA 

NAIROBI BLOCK 57 – NGONG RIVER 

NAIROBI BLOCK 58 – OIL DEPOT 

NAIROBI BLOCK 59 – LIKONI ROAD 

NAIROBI BLOCK 65 – MADARAKA 

NAIROBI BLOCK 68 – SOUTH C

NAIROBI BLOCK 70 – LUSAKA 

NAIROBI BLOCK 71 – ENTERPRISE ROAD 

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21st April 2022 (Batch L)

Batch L issued (Special Issue – Vol CXX1V- No. 64)

NAIROBI/ BLOCK 1 – CHURCHILL

NAIROBI/ BLOCK 2 – MUTHANGARI 

NAIROBI/ BLOCK 3 – CHRIST CHURCH 

NAIROBI/ BLOCK 4 – CHRUCH ROAD 

NAIROBI/ BLOCK 5 – BROOKSIDE 

NAIROBI / BLOCK 6 – MARLBOROUGH

NAIROBI/ BLOCK 7 – WESTLANDS 

NAIROBI/ BLOCK 13 – LAVINGTON 

NAIROBI/ BLOCK 15 – THOMPSON 

NAIROBI/ BLOCK 17 – KILIMANI 

NAIROBI/ BLOCK 19 – UPPERHILL 

NAIROBI/ BLOCK 22 – RIVERSIDE 

NAIROBI / BLOCK 26 – ARBORETUM 

NAIROBI/ BLOCK 27 – HILL

NAIROBI / BLOCK 29 – NYERERE ROAD 

NAIROBI / BLOCK 30 – LOWER HILL 

NAIROBI/ BLOCK 31 – SOUTH HILL 

?NAIROBI/ BLOCK 34 – PARKLANDS SOUTH 

NAIROBI/ BLOCK 35 – PARKLANDS 

NAIROBI/ BLOCK 37 – CITY PARK 

NAIROBI/ BLOCK 38 – NGARA 

NAIROBI/ BLOCK 40 – PANGANI 

NAIROBI/ BLOCK 42 – STAREHE 

NAIROBI/ BLOCK 45 – MATHARI 

NAIROBI/ BLOCK 49 – EASTLEIGH NORTH 

NAIROBI/ BLOCK 108 – MATHARE TRADERS 

NAIROBI/ BLOCK 140 – NYAYO ESTATE 

NAIROBI/ BLOCK 143 – KOMAROCK 

NAIROBI/ BLOCK 148 – GALLERIA 

NAIROBI/ BLOCK 149 – LANGATA 

NAIROBI/ BLOCK 166 – EMBAKASI GARISSON

NAIROBI/ BLOCK 186 – GARDEN ESTATE 

https://lands.go.ke/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/Gazette-Vol.-68-21-4-22-Special-Land-Conversion-10-_compressed.pdf

25th March 2022 (Batch K)

Batch K issued (Special Issue – Vol CXX1V- No. 54)

NAIROBI / BLOCK 64 – DAGORETTI KANGEMI

https://lands.go.ke/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/Gazette-Vol.-54-25-3-22-Special-Batch-K.pdf

9th March 2022 (Batch J)

Batch J issued (Special Issue – Vol CXX1V- No. 43)

NAIROBI/ BLOCK 21- KENYA HIGH SCHOOL 

NAIROBI / BLOCK 48 – DAGORETTI MUTUINI

NAIROBI/ BLOCK 64 – DAGORETTI KANGEMI 

NAIROBI / BLOCK 128 – DAGORETTI RUTHIMITU 

NAIROBI / BLOCK 131 – DAGORETTI UTHIRU 

NAIROBI / BLOCK 194 – RUNDA EVERGREEN 

NAIROBI / BLOCK 202 – DAGORETTI WAITHAKA 

NAIROBI / BLOCK 234 – KAMITI 

https://lands.go.ke/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/Gazette-Vol.-43-9%E2%80%933-21-Special-Land-Conversion-8-pics.pdf ?

18th February 2022 (Batch I)

Batch I issued (Special Issue – Vol CXX1V- No. 32)

NAIROBI / BLOCK 66- DAGORETTI RIRUTA 

NAIROBI / BLOCK 223 – GITHARAINI

https://lands.go.ke/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/Gazette-Vol.-32-18%E2%80%932-22-Special-Land-Conversion-7-compressed-1.pdf

11th February 2022 (Batch H)

Batch H issued (Special Issue – Vol CXX1V- No. 27)

NAIROBI/BLOCK 2 – MUTHANGARI 

NAIROBI/ BLOCK 10- KIRINYAGA ROAD 

NAIROBI / BLOCK 47 – KAREN MUTUINI

NAIROBI / BLOCK 103 – NAIROBI WEST 

NAIROBI /BLOCK 174 – MATHARE AREA II

NAIROBI/ BLOCK 192 – KAREN HARDY 

NAIROBI / BLOCK 195 – RUNDA 

NAIROBI/ BLOCK 206 – MIHANGO 

NAIROBI / BLOCK 218 – KARURU SPRING VALLEY

NAIROBI/ BLOCK 227 – HUNTERS 

NAIROBI / BLOCK 237 – KARIOBANGI WEST 

NAIROBI / BLOCK 249 – LOWER KABETE 

NAIROBI / BLOCK 263 – KWA NJENGA

https://lands.go.ke/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/Compressed-Gazette-Vol.-27-11-2-21-Special-Land-Conversion-6-Batch-H.pdf

15th December 2021 (Batch G)

Batch 1 issued (Special Issue – Vol CXX11- No. 242)

NAIROBI/BLOCK 81 – LAIBONI

NAIROBI/ BLOCK 196 – RUNDA 

NAIROBI / BLOCK 199 – GACHIE 

NAIROBI / BLOCK 209 – NJATHAINI

NAIROBI / BLOCK 222- NJIRU 

NAIROBI / BLOCK 225 – LOWER KABETE 

NAIROBI / BLOCK 229 – TWO RIVERS 

NAIROBI / BLOCK 240 – CHANDARIA 

NAIROBI / BLOCK 246 – RUARAKA 

NAIROBI / BLOCK 248 – GATHARAINI

https://lands.go.ke/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/Gazette-Vol.-254-15-12-21-Special-Land-Conversion-5-7_compressed.pdf

11th November 2021 (Batch F)

Batch F issued (Special Issue – Vol CXXx111- No. 229)

NAIROBI/BLOCK 130 – MATHARE NGEI

NAIROBI/BLOCK 179 – MAILI SABA 

NAIROBI/BLOCK 194 – RUNDA EVERGREEN 

NAIROBI/BLOCK 197 – NYARI 

NAIROBI/BLOCK 204 – KASARANI 

NAIROBI/BLOCK 210 – CHOKAA

NAIROBI/BLOCK 221 – RUAI RIVER 

NAIROBI/BLOCK 238 – GSU 

https://lands.go.ke/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/Gazette-Vol.-229-11-11-21-Special-Land-Conversion-5-6_compressed.pdf

4th October 2022 (Batch E)

Batch E issued (Special Issue – Vol CXX111- No. 205)

NAIROBI/BLOCK 81 LAIBONI

NAIROBI/ BLOCK 125 – IMARA DAIMA

NAIROBI/BLOCK 137 – KAREN

NAIROBI/BLOCK 180 – KASARANI KISE 

NAIROBI / BLOCK 183 – MARURUI 

NAIROBI / BLOCK 207 – MIHANGO 

NAIROBI/ BLOCK 221 – RUAI RIVER 

NAIROBI / BLOCK 235 – KAHAWA RAILWAY STATION 

NAIROBI / BLOCK 247 – QUEEN OF APOSTLES 

https://lands.go.ke/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/Gazette-Vol.-205-4-10-21-Special-Land-Conversion-5-5.pdf

4th October 2021 (Batch D)

Batch D (Special Issue – Vol CXX111- No. 204)

NAIROBI /BLOCK 24 – UHURU GARDENS

NAIROBI/ BLOCK 28 – CBD 

NAIROBI / BLOCK 80 – VET 

NAIROBI / BLOCK 138 – MARURUI 

NAIROBI / BLOCK 233 – KAHAWA JUA KALI

NAIROBI / BLOCK 251 – KARIOBANGI 

NAIROBI /  BLOCK 

https://lands.go.ke/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/Gazette-Vol.-204-4-10-21-Special-Land-Conversion-5-4.pdf

21st September 2021 (Batch C)

Batch C of 8 blocks (Special Issue – Vol CXX111- No. 195)

NAIROBI / BLOCK 50 – EASTLEIGH SOUTH 

NAIROBI / BLOCK 95 – SPRING VALLEY

NAIROBI/BLOCK 148 – GALLERIA

NAIROBI/BLOCK 160 – NEW LIKONI ROAD

NAIROBI /BLOCK 181 – KASARANI EAST 

NAIROBI / BLOCK 189 – MUTHAIGA NORTH

NAIROBI /BLOCK 214 – UHURU 

NAIROBI / BLOCK 219 – WINDSOR 

https://lands.go.ke/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Compressed-Gazette-Vol.-195-20-9-21-Special-Land-Conversion-5-3.pdf

10th September 2021 (Block Boundaries)

Special Issue Block Boundaries for Nairobi Registration Land Unit (Special Issue – Vol. CXX111- No. 188).

Click to access Gazette-Vol.-188-10-9-21-Special-Issue-Block-Boundaries.pdf

24th August 2021 (Batch B)

Batch B of 28 blocks issued (Special Issue – Vol. CXX111- No. 175)

NAIROBI /BLOCK 3 – CHRIST CHURCH 

NAIROBI/BLOCK 5 – BROOKSIDE 

NAIROBI /BLOCK 7 – WESTLANDS 

NAIROBI /BLOCK 14 – HATHERU 

NAIROBI / BLOCK 15 – THOMPSON 

NAIROBI /BLOCK 17 – KILIMANI 

NAIROBI / BLOCK 21 – KENYA HIGH SCHOOL 

NAIROBI / BLOCK 22- RIVERSIDE 

NAIROBI /BLOCK 23 – KILELESHWA

NAIROBI / BLOCK 26 – ARBORETUM

NAIROBI / BLOCK 27 – LOWER KILIMANI 

NAIROBI / BLOCK 31 – SOUTH HILL

NAIROBI / BLOCK 32 – GOLF COURSE 

NAIROBI / BLOCK 34 – PARKLANDS SOUTH

NAIROBI / BLOCK 35 – PARKLANDS NORTH

NAIROBI / BLOCK 37 – CITY PARK 

NAIROBI /BLOCK 38 – NGARA 

NAIROBI /BLOCK 42 – STAREHE 

NAIROBI / BLOCK 51 – OFAFA JERICHO 

NAIROBI /BLOCK 55 – MBOTELA

NAIROBI/BLOCK 69 – SOUTH B 

NAIROBI/ BLOCK 90 – LORESHO 

NAIROBI /BLOCK 100 – KIGWARU 

NAIROBI / BLOCK 103 – SOUTH C 

NAIROBI / BLOCK 143 – KOMAROCK 

NAIROBI / BLOCK 146 – MUGOYA 

NAIROBI / BLOCK 169 – KARIOBANGI SOUTH 

NAIROBI / BLOCK 202 – DAGORETTI WAITHAKA 

https://lands.go.ke/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Gazette-Vol.-xxx-x-8-21-Special-Land-Conversion.pdf

21st April 2021

Notice on Land Title Conversion (First Batch, 29 Blocks)
(*Note that Gazette Notices Nos. 11348 of 2020 and 520, 1706 and 1707 of 2021 are revoked)

https://lands.go.ke/notice-on-land-title-conversion-first-batch/

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How to Lodge a Complaint

Write to Registrar using Form LRA 96…

…in regards to the information contained in the conversion list and the cadastral maps.

Link to form: 

https://oldsite.lands.go.ke/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Form-LRA-96.pdf?_ga=2.258083213.648502356.1653545513-1676991761.1651817919

Apply to the registrar with Form LRA 67…

…for registration of a caution pending the clarification or resolution of any complaint.

Link to form:  https://oldsite.lands.go.ke/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Form-LRA-67.pdf?_ga=2.2916791.648502356.1653545513-1676991761.1651817919

Where can I get all the forms?

All forms under the Land Registration Act, 2012 can be downloaded from the Ministry’s website under the “Resources” tab.

Link to page: https://lands.go.ke/rla-cla-forms/#%20tab.

The law requires a registrar to resolve the complaints submitted within 90 days.

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