Nairobi City County Government Moves to Regularize Unapproved Buildings

Nairobi City County Government Moves to Regularize Unapproved Buildings

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The Nairobi City County Government has moved to commence a process of regularizing all unapproved buildings in the city. Below is a statement released by the county government to that effect.

“Pursuant to provisions of the Nairobi City County Regularization of Developments Act, (No. 3) of 2015, the national Physical Planning Act, CAP 286 and Part (V) specifically sections 31, 30 (i) and (52) it is hereby notified to all concerned developers and the general public that the Nairobi City County Government has embarked on the regularization of developments exercise.

The exercise seeks to enable existing developments (building structures, change of use, subdivisions etc) implemented without requisite approvals to secure such approvals ex post facto. However to qualify for regularization under the Nairobi City County Regularization of Developments Act, 2015, the development must meet planning regulations and must be structurally sound.

Buildings without the requisite development approval but which have nevertheless been developed, are required to submit application for regularization with immediate effect. Mandatory online application will be done on: www.epayments.nairobi.go.ke. Certified copies of the following documents will be required for the regularization exercise;

  • Ownership documents i.e. title, allotment letters, share Certificate etc.
  • Copies of the Subdivision/Amalgamation Plan (where applicable).
  • Building Plans (both Architectural and Structural Drawings) and Reports from the developer’s Consultants.
  • Currents land rates payments receipts where the property in question is already in the valuation roll.
  • Survey Plans/Registered Index Maps (R.I.M.’s).
  • Approval fee payment receipt.
  • Any other document that may be required by the Nairobi City County – Government in any particular case.

Please take note that you will be required to present a printed copy of your invoice and receipt to the Nairobi City County, Regularization Secretariat Office at Lady Northey on State House Avenue between 15th August to 15th September, 2016.

Take further note that in accordance with section 12 of the Nairobi City County regularization Act which provides that failure to submit for regularization of illegal and unapproved structures shall be subject to enforcement action including demolition, disconnection of water and other services and eviction of occupants of such structures.”

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