We often encourage land buyers to have the transaction in writing. It is advisable to engage a lawyer (they will charge 3000 ksh for transaction less than 1,000,000 and 8,000 ksh for a transaction above 1,000,000 ksh).
Legal fees are to be shared equally between you and the seller. Depending on the terms of the agreement, you can pay for the land either in cash or in instalments.
“By the time you are making the initial payment, the title deed and other documents should be in the custody of a lawyer of a third party”