Estate Agents Registration Board (EARB) is the regulatory body for estate agency practice in Kenya
and it derives its mandate from Estate Agents Act, 1984 Cap 533 which was operationalized in
1987. As per the provisions of the Act, the Board is charged with the responsibility of registering
estate agents and ensuring that the competence and conduct of practicing estate agents are of a
standard sufficiently high to ensure the protection of the public.
The Kenya Vision 2030 underpins the importance of ensuring growth in Kenya and emphasizes
the value of land reforms, housing and urbanization as a foundation for national transformation
and development. The development blueprint recognizes that housing and urbanization are critical
to socio-economic, political and cultural development in Kenya. The Vision 2030 is anchored on
three pillars: economic; social and political.
All consumers of the services by Estate Agents are hereby notified that the Estate
Agents Act Cap 533 Laws of Kenya makes it mandatory for all Estate Agents - that is “persons who by way of business negotiate for or otherwise act in relation to the selling, purchasing or letting of land and buildings erected thereon” to be registered with the Estate Agents Registration Board. In this regards, all Estate Agents registered by the Board are issued with a Registration Certificate and are required to take out a Practicing Certificate in every year of practice.