Security Features of a Title Deed.

If you're Kenyan, then the proverb, โ€˜All that glitters is not goldโ€™, certainly has a most profound front-of-your-head meaning. You can pull out several instances when the application of that significant old adage has saved you a coin or two. You most definitely know a friend or relative who has suffered under the cruel cunning hands of wittier Kenyans. Be it a land buying deal gone sour or a fake title deed issued after paying a heavy sum of money. Kenyans are not your average Africans. If you know, you know. They can and have been known to produce all manner of certification and other legal documents from cracks and corners in the city of Nairobi you did not know existed.

Part of being a reliable investment partner involves, and this is very key, delivering title deeds that are verifiable; documents that prove your ownership of land even against the highest level of scrutiny. So you can rest easy and most assured when dealing with Dhahabu Land Limited.

Here is the question we will be answering today. You have finished paying for your piece of land in Matuu, Malindi, or Nanyuki or any other of our prime projects. You have all your receipts and sale agreement filed away somewhere in a cupboard under lock and key. We have called you to come receive your title deed and you have responded. The funfair that is characteristic of our title deed issuance days has died down and the dust settled.

How do you verify the authenticity of your #TitleDeed? What do you look out for? Can you tell a fake from the original?

Perhaps, you're buying a property through an interpersonal transaction and your seller produces the tile deed for your verification. How would you know if you were looking at the real thing? Like the Kenyan currency, there are security features unique to our notes that you can check out to ascertain whether the note youโ€™re holding is original or counterfeit.

Here are 4 things you must check the title deed for:

  1. Details of Title Number, approximate Area, Map sheet No. Name, ID, County, and Date are ๐ญ๐ฒ๐ฉ๐ž-๐ฐ๐ซ๐ข๐ญ๐ญ๐ž๐ง. Yes, county governments still use ๐š๐š‘๐šŽ ๐š˜๐š•๐š ๐š๐šข๐š™๐šŽ-๐š ๐š›๐š’๐š๐šŽ๐š›.
  2. Embossed County Land Registrar's ๐’๐ž๐š๐ฅ.
  3. Upside down ๐‚๐จ๐š๐ญ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐€๐ซ๐ฆ๐ฌ Watermark only visible against the light.
  4. Unique ๐’๐ž๐ซ๐ข๐š๐ฅ ๐๐ฎ๐ฆ๐›๐ž๐ซ at the bottom right corner of page 4.
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