How to Buy A Car From A Deceased Person in Kenya

How to Buy A Car From A Deceased Person in Kenya

Navigating the process of buying a vehicle from someone who has passed away can seem like uncharted territory. In this guide, we'll explore the steps involved in acquiring a car from a deceased person, shedding light on this often-overlooked process.

Here are the steps and requirements to buying a car from a deceased person in Kenya.

1.Verify Ownership Status: Confirm that the deceased individual owned the vehicle and identify the legal representative or executor of the estate through a motor vehicle search on the NTSA portal.

2.Gather Necessary Documents: Ensure you have the following documents:

  • Forced transfer request letter
  • Original logbook or Police abstract and Form XI if the logbook is missing or lost
  • Properly filled Form C
  • Tape lift
  • Sworn affidavit
  • Copy of ID & PIN of the new owner
  • Copy of the ID & PIN of the old owner
  • Copy of the death certificate
  • Copy of the court order appointing the administrators or executors of the estate
  • Copy of the certificate of grant
  • Copy of the schedule of properties inclusive of the vehicle being transferred stating the new owner
  • New owner must have a TIMS account

3.Initiate Transfer Process: Submit the required documents to NTSA for processing the transfer of ownership.

4.Pay Transfer Fees: Pay any applicable transfer fees and s as per the prevailing rates.

5.Update Vehicle Records: Once the transfer is approved, update the vehicle records with the new owner's details on the Transfer of Ownership section of the logbook.

6.Complete Transaction: Complete the transaction by finalizing the payment to the estate or legal representative of the deceased owner.

7.Register the Vehicle: Register the vehicle in the new owner's name with the Registrar of Motor Vehicles at the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA).

8.Obtain New Logbook: Receive the updated logbook reflecting the change in ownership from the NTSA.

9.Update TIMS Account: Ensure the new owner registers the vehicle on the Transport Information Management System (TIMS) and updates their account details accordingly.

10.Vehicle Inspection (Optional): Consider conducting a vehicle inspection to verify its condition before finalizing the purchase.

By following these steps and ensuring you have all the necessary documents, you can successfully buy a car from an owner who is deceased in Kenya.

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