Property & Real Estate

Property & Real Estate

A Property & Real Estate law firm serving Kenya and providing advisory services throughout East Africa and the COMESA region.

The global real estate market is growing in terms of complexity and sophistication. Investors, corporations, asset and fund managers and financial institutions in the real estate sector need a legal team that can offer strategic transactional support on national and cross-border basis.

We have the experience, skill and depth of resources necessary to deliver a high-level of service to real estate sector participants, anywhere in Kenya, East Africa and the COMESA region.

If you would like to find out more about what Property & Real Estate legal services can be offered by our law firm to you or your business, please contact us on +254 20 2100 999 or email us at for a free initial chat about any Property & Real Estate legal issue.

Property & Real Estate

Property Conveyancing

For most people, their home represents the largest financial investment they will make in their lifetime; for this reason, it is vital to ensure the conveyancing process is completed with precision.

Many property buyers make the mistake of assuming their purchase will be straightforward, but our experience has shown us that the unexpected is a regular occurrence.

Our clients trust our lawyers to handle everything from start to finish in Property & Real Estate Transactions knowing that we have their best interests whether its negotiating or following up government agencies in Kenya and across East Africa.


Our lawyers offer advice to our clients covering all aspects in construction including taxation, environmental legislation, planning law, landlord and tenant law, and corporate law. We also represent parties across the spectrum of development. From the funding, site scoping, business planning and design end, to construction then through to leasing and sale, we have a robust understanding of the needs and challenges of businesses working in this sector.

Public Private Partnership Projects

Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) are partnerships between the public and private sectors for the purpose of delivering a project or service traditionally provided by the public sector.

We are able to provide advisory services to guide our clients in navigating the legal challenges in dealings with the Government of Kenya to ensure your business interests are represented and goals achieved.

Renewable Energy Projects

As a Property & Real Estate law firm, we are determined to play a significant role in achieving the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals, by advising and representing organisations backing and funding renewable energy projects in Kenya.  And in doing so, we aim to be one of the leading renewable and solar energy law firms in Kenya.

We are able to advise and represent our clients in a wide range of renewable energy projects, for all stakeholders, including banks, State entities, private developers, construction firms, and maintenance companies. Whether it’s regulatory compliance, contract drafting, financial advisory, due diligence and licensing, you can count on us.

Property Asset Management

Our property asset management services encompass the lifecycle of commercial property ownership, from assisting with your initial business strategy, managing the negotiation and purchase process, right through to the daily management of your assets, liaising with your tenants, and eventually the sale and divestment of your investments.

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We all share the same common goals – to deliver legal advice of the highest quality that is clear and easy-to-understand for our clients and meets their specific needs at competitive rates (including fixed fees wherever possible to deliver value for money and budget certainty).

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Our Property & Real Estate Services

Commercial Lease Services

At Clay & Associates Advocates we provide advice and representation in relation to:

  • Lease reviews
  • Drafting and negotiation of commercial leases including pre-let agreements
  • Lease assignments, variations and renewals
  • Sale and lease back arrangements
  • Service charge and insurance structures
  • Commercial lease disputes
Loan Portfolio Acquisition & Disposal

Our loan portfolio acquisition & disposals services include:

  • Due diligence and risk assessment for loan portfolio acquisition
  • Undertaking loan portfolio acquisition and disposal
  • Handling mortgage book transfers and all registration requirements
  • Loan portfolio litigation
Construction Law Services

Clay & Associates Advocates offers a full-service construction law service, including (but not limited to) the following:

  • Drafting and negotiating construction contracts and development agreements for all types of property development projects
  • Drafting and negotiating all related construction law agreements, including professional appointments, step-in-agreements and collateral warranties
  • Advising on construction disputes including adjudication, conciliation and arbitration
  • Advising on all aspects of commercial, retail and office fit-outs on behalf of contractors, owners and tenants
  • Advising lenders on construction-related security requirements related to all types of developments
Residential, Retail and Mixed-Use Developments

We provide advice on a wide range of services to developers, including:

  • Site acquisition for residential, commercial and mixed-use schemes
  • Site assembly
  • Development scheme set-up including phased developments
  • Planning and environmental law advice
  • Development finance
  • Social housing
  • Syndicated investments
  • Property investment vehicles (e.g. joint venture, partnerships, co-ownerships etc)

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