Conveyancing, Real Estate and Construction Law

For those in need of legal advisory services over acquisition and disposal of property; and construction related legal services.

The firm has experience in handling conveyancing transactions based on properties registered under all the regimes utilized in Kenya – the Government Lands Act, the Land Titles Act, the Registration of Titles Act and the Registered Lands Act.

Matters handled in this practice area includes provision of legal advisory services over establishment of gated community developments, purchase and sale of land, sale and purchase of apartments, townhouses and villas, sale of office units in a commercial building, long-term leases of land and residential units, short-term leases of commercial units, licences (periodic tenancies), construction and engineering contracts.

We advise clients undertaking residential, commercial, industrial, educational and recreational construction projects on all aspects of the project including applying for change of user approval; approval of building designs by the County Government, County Physical Planning Officer, County Architect and District Lands Officer; Environmental Impact Assessment Licence; National Construction Authority’s Certificate of Compliance; Water Resources Management Authority’s permit for borehole sinking; among others.

The firm drafts and assists in negotiations over interior design and architectural services agreement, as well as design and build agreements, development management agreements, land development agreements, letting and management agreement, pre-construction services agreements, deeds of collateral warranties, construction professionals’ appointment letters; road, bridge and related infrastructure design-build agreements and repair-maintenance agreements, among others.

Yes! You should never take legal action without the assistance of an experienced professional. If you need any legal advice, work with OT Advocates right away!

OT Advocates accepts cheques, direct bank transfer (SWIFT, RTGS, EFT), cash, mobile money (this includes MPESA, Airtel Money). A Deposit Request Note (invoice) is issued immediately instructions have been firmed up by the client; and at completion, a Fee Note (final invoice) is issued for the balance of the agreed fee and disbursements with credit being afforded to the earlier payment (deposit). All payments are due within fourteen (14) days from receipt of invoice.

Usually, clients meet with our attorneys at our offices but not always. If this is not convenient or you are prevented from physically meeting us at our office, we are amenable to having a Skype, Imo or WhatsApp call or video call, tele-conference call, normal telephone calls or email correspondence. We are always happy to work with our clients to ensure that their legal matters are solved in the most efficient and expeditious manner. If this means meeting with you at a place other than our office, we would be happy to do so, under reasonable circumstances.

Yes. If you choose to engage OT Advocates, do not hesitate to ask us any relevant questions concerning your matter. You can inquire about fees and payment terms; our strategy for handling your matter; what to expect during the process; the documentation and information needed by us; possible outcomes; how to prepare for negotiations and legal proceedings; and how to communicate with your attorney (especially in the event that an urgent issue arises).

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