New Law: Construction of buildings to be completed within five years


Property developers and individuals building homes will have to complete construction within five years or face penalties under a new law proposed by the government.

The Physical Planning Bill, 2015 say the five-year period will start once an investor is issued with a development permit. This will be a blow to those who prefer to build in stages and will also affect those who suspend construction after running out of funds.

“Where an applicant is granted development permission for building works, that applicant shall complete those building works within five years after receiving the development permission,” says the Bill sponsored by Leader of Majority Aden Duale.