Two suspects of a scam attempt are paraded after they were arrested by Rwanda National Police trying to fleece a man of Rwf15 million on July 15. / Photo: Courtesy.

Authorities in the City of Kigali have advised property buyers to carry out due diligence before buying houses and plots of land, citing rising cases of fraudulent acts in the property market.

The warning, which was issued by Marie-Solange Muhirwa, Chief of Urban Planning at the City of Kigali, follows rising cases of people who sell houses which don’t have construction permits.

A Kigali city resident who preferred anonymity told The New Times that he bought a house at Rwf40 million but it developed cracks just after three months.

“I have tried to talk to the previous owner for compensation but in vain. I asked him to show me a construction permit which he used when he constructed the house but he refused,” the source said.

The rise in such cases prompted the Muhirwa to issue a warning…

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