The Land’s Office records are set to be fully automated by 1st April, 2019. This move will see the number of days for property registration reduce significantly.

The processes to be fully automated include:

  1. searches;
  2. land rent clearances;
  3. land rates clearances;
  4. consent to transfer
  5. valuation
  6. assessment, endorsement and payment of stamp duty;
  7. title registration;

The Ministry of Lands plans to condense the procedures into three steps as stated below.

  1. Application for land rent clearance, consent to transfer and valuation of stamp duty will be lumped into one procedure. This will take a maximum of five (5) days.
  2. Site visits and report writing will take a maximum of seven (7) days.
  3. Title registration will take a maximum of five (5) days.

This will therefore lead to quicker turnaround times at the Land Registry.