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Tips for expats who want to live in Nairobi

Renting a house within its own compound guarantees space complete with its own swimming pool, freedom to rear pets and have a kitchen garden. On the flipside, you will more likely pay more.

New law will save mortgage defaulters from losing homes

The new law requires a bank to sell a property at the highest market value to settle the outstanding balance and the defaulter pockets the proceeds.

I make a living from growing herbs spices- Ibrahim Kamau

I’m not a certified herbalist. I sensitize society by sharing insights and providing seedlings as opposed to diagnosing and prescribing medicine.

Why professional undertakings are landmines to lawyers

In most cases, lawyers are often victims when professional undertakings are not honoured and are forced to make the payments out of their pockets.

Unregistered land is like forbidden fruit

Many middle-class Nairobians travel up-country to buy unregistered land from villagers. The majority of land in rural areas is not registered because the ‘owners’ mainly inherited from forefathers.

What happens to shared property after divorce?

Legally, investments in a real estate company by spouses cannot be shared as any matrimonial property when the marriage ends.

Precast building technology is the future of construction

It is fast, thereby reducing the time it takes to construct a house. It is cheaper, reducing the cost of construction. It also reduces the wastage of construction materials and the cost of finishes.

Children born out of wedlock entitled to father's wealth

According to judicial precedents, courts often order that children born of extra-marital affairs have shares in the estate of their late biological father.

Illegal property cautions can be costly if sued

Any person who lodges a caution wrongfully can be sued. Placing a wrongful caution that may lead a registered owner to lose prospective clients would attract high damages and compensation.

Waste bottles come to life as decoration pieces for sale

We have not received any recognition for our efforts. I’ve lost count of the times I’ve waited for the world to notice our craft. Nevertheless, we have never been discouraged.

Women have the right to own property

Parliament should enact legislation to regulate the recognition and protection of matrimonial property. It particularly seeks to protect the matrimonial home during and on termination of marriage.

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Tenants have right to sue nosy landlords

Arrogant landlords are why Nairobians strive to own homes. People who refuse to be at the mercy of stubborn landlords but cannot afford homes mostly move, hoping they will find a better one.

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How to avoid fake lawyers in land deals

In most cases, bogus lawyers have a higher affinity towards active land registries like Nairobi, Thika, Kajiado, Kisumu and Mombasa where property transactions are voluminous.

Property fraudsters risk Sh 5M fine, jail

Some unlucky fraudulent brokers who laugh to the bank as prospective investors lose fortunes over omissions and commissions of corn artists are also being frog-marched to court.

Dad for hire: This life coach is the father your kids never had

People have been hiring him to spend time with their children as a life coach since 2010.

How to start yogurt-making business

Entrepreneur says training people in yogurt making is a way of giving back to society.

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Building a home using your salary

There are several cases where fundis work in cahoots with hardware staff or supplies to con you. Knowing how Nairobi is, falsified receipts are not hard to get.

I started my business as a volunteer

The scarcity of opportunities has been the main challenge, but we are slowly catching up from where we were before covid dominated.

University students discover how to turn trash to cash

Black soldier flies used as protein additive in animal feeds. This translates into inexpensive clean sustainable food source.

Hire a professional for land valuation

Valuation will come in handy for you before the State acquires your private property by compulsory acquisition since you will be able to bargain not to be paid less.