Transfer of Rights on a Parcel by Voluntary Sale
This eService allows applicants to apply for the transfer of rights on their parcels by Voluntary Sale. The process is initiated by the rightful owner (person(s)/entity) of the parcel, a successor or a representative of a minor (parcel being registered to persons under 18 years) who transfer their rights on the parcel to a buyer (person(s)/entity) by voluntarily.
The application form (form 4) is filled online where checks are made on parcel ownership and mortgage, caveat & provisional status. After successfully passing the mandatory checks and payment made, the application is routed to the sector where the land is located or to the RLMUA HQ or Zone offices for applicants whose land use is commercial or industrial to benefit the ‘One Step on Day Land Transfer’.
The seller and buyer are then notified (by sms and/or email) on when to notarize their sale agreement in the presence of a sworn in land notary. Applicants whose land use is commercial or industrial can have the option of selecting RLMUA office (zone offices) to have the sale agreement notarized benefiting the easy of doing business “One Step one Day Land Transfer”. After the sale agreement has been notarized, the application is routed to the respective LAIS processor for further processing.
The applicant is notified by SMS and/or email on when the new land documents are ready for to be collected from the sector land manager’s office.
Who can apply?
Citizens of Rwanda with their National ID registered against their UPI
Foreigners with their passport numbers registered on their UPI
Company representative (the company TIN has to be registered on the UPI)
Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO) representative (NGO registration No registered on the UPI)
Church representative (Gazette number registered)
Cooperative/Association representative (Gazette Number registered on the UPI)
A representative of a minor
Note: Applicants must be at least 18 years of age.
For Leased Land:
1) Emphyteutic Lease Contract for the parcel
2) Certificate of Registration of Emphyteutic Lease
3) Extract of the Cadastral Plan
For Free hold and conditional free hold:
1) Freehold Title or Conditionnal
A signed power of attorney will be needed for cases where the seller(s) or buyer(s) is not in position to make it in person for notarizing the sale agreement.
For those applying on behalf of a minor, an authourizing letter is required
Applicant will need to present his/her tax clearance receipts to the sector land manager.
Applicants Journey on Irembo
1. Applicant applies on Irembo (individually or with the help of an agent click here for list of irembo agents
2. Payment of the 30,000RWF (notary fees, service fee and charges of printing the new land title documents) will be paid in one installment, not three separate installments. Payment can done directly pay online using a VISA or MasterCard card, OR applicant can select another option (Mobile Money on MTN (*182#), Airtel (*182#) or Tigo (*310#), MobiCash or visit a BK branch or agent close to you)
3. Seller and buyer will both receive SMS and/or email notifications of successful payment and submission of application
Seller and buyer will receive an SMS and/or email from the land notary with an appointment on when to notarize their sale agreement.
If no SMS and/or email is received within three working days after application, please contact or visit the Sector office or call 9099 toll free
If no SMS and/or email is received within one working day after application, call 9099 toll free
4. Visit the sector office on the appointed date with the documents mentioned above
5. Both seller and buyer sign the sale agreement in the presence of an authorized land notary
6. Both seller and buyer will then receive a notification by SMS and/or email on submission of application being forward to their respective district for further processing.
When the new land documents are ready for collection, the buyer will receive a notification by SMS from the respective district with details of when and where to collect them.