Land prices in Kenyan urban areas are on the rise. To enable Kenyans acquire land ownership within the high land prices, has developed the Sectional land ownership method whereby the minimum sub divisible land, 1/8th acre can be shared by 2,3 or 4 people hence more accessible.

How a 1/8th acre plot is currently Shared between 2,3 or 4 people.

Sharing a 1/8th acre land between 2,3 or 4 people occurs commonly around Nairobi. New housing estates usually sell housing units which sit within a 1/8th acre divided between 2, 3 or 4 houses.

For example, 100% sold-out housing estates such as Akila-Langata road, Tamarind Meadows, Mombasa road, 360 Apartments, Syokimau all sit on less than a 1/8th acre shared land.

Therefore, the possibility of 2 ,3 or 4 people sharing a 1/8th acre  is currently being used.

The architectural design and the Local Authority byelaws within a particular area serves as the limitation to the number of housing units that can fit within the 1/8th acre plot.

How it works.

  1. 2,3 or 4 people will come together and agree to share a 1/8th acre plot after viewing a 1/8th acre plot listing for sale.
  2. The 2,3 or 4 people will procure the master plan from on how the units will be arranged within the plot . The master plan will then be submitted to the relevant Local Authority for approval, marking the legal basis for the 2,3 or 4 people to share the 1/8th acre plot.

Fees for the Master Plan will be shared by the 2,3 or 4 partners as below:

Options to Choose from| Total fees. 2 partners:each partner contribution|KES 3 partners:each partner contribution|KES 4 partners:each partner contribution|KES
Architectural   fee |a4architect submits application and follows it up till approval.





Architectural fee|Partial|Owners submit application to council.






  1. The 2,3 or 4 people will register a Limited Liability Company to buy the 1/8th acre plot. The architectural master plan will describe each particular ownership similar to the current Sectional Properties Act description within the Articles of Association. The company will then buy the land and each partner can go ahead to construct their house as per the approved architectural plans within the regulations set out in the Articles of Association.



Architect Francis Gichuhi Kamau.


Francis Gichuhi (692 Posts)

Architect Francis Gichuhi . B.Arch. University of Nairobi. Registered Architect, Kenya. Member, Architectural Association of Kenya. Contacts. email Telephone +254721410684


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