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1. This Act may be cited as the National Housing Development Authority Act, No. 17 of 1979, and shall come into operation on such date (hereinafter referred to as the " appointed date " ) as the Minister may appoint by Order published in the Gazette.
2. Establishment of the National Development Authority.
3. Members of the Authority.
4. Objects of the Authority.
5. Powers and functions of the Authority.
6. Compulsory acquisition of land.
7. State property both movable and immovable to be made available to the Authority.
8. Right of alienation of land, flat, house or other living accommodation.
9. Restrictions as to purchase.
10. Implied condition as to flats, houses or other living accommodation or lands.
11. No action to lie in respect of the cancellation or determination of an instrument.
12. Disqualification from membership.
13. Resignation of appointed members of the Authority.
14. Powers of Minister to remove an appointed member.
15. Period of office of appointed member.
16. Eligibility for reappointment as appointed members.
17. Remuneration of members.
18. Period of office of Chairman.
19. Quorum.
20. Member to disclose interest to the Authority.
21. Acts not invalidated by reason of vacancy.
22. Seal of Authority.
23. General Manager of the Authority.
24. Appointment of officers and servants.
25. Fund of the Authority.
26. Borrowing powers of the Authority.
27. Government guarantee.
28. Transfer to the Authority of the assets and liabilities of the National Housing Fund.
29. Application of the provisions of the Finance Act, No. 38 of 1971.
30. Power of Authority to investigate purposes to which loan is applied.
31. Power of Authority to cancel the grant of a loan &c.
32. Power of Authority to require additional security or recall loan.
33. Change, reduction or release of security.
34. Permission of General Manager required under certain circumstances for alienation of security for a loan granted by the Authority.
35. In certain circumstances security for a loan the Authority not to be seized or sold in execution of a decree which is not in favour of the General Manager.
36. Mode of repayment of loans.
37. Registered address of borrower, &c.
38. Service of notice on borrower &c.
39. Priority of charge created by a loan made by the Authority.
40. Form of mortgage of land.
41. Default of payment.
42. Action by Authority where default is made.
43. Notification of errors in mortgage bonds and amendments of such bonds.
44. Appointment of manager to take possession of mortgaged land.
45. Procedure where manager is appointed.
46. Authorization of sale of mortgaged land.
47. Where borrower is dead.
48. Notice of order of Authority to sell land.
49. Notice of sale.
50. Payment before sale.
51. Upset price.
52. Authority may bid for and purchase property mortgaged to it and sold by public auction.
53. Default in respect of one of two loans on the same land.
54. Recovery of expenses and costs incurred by the Authority
55. Payment of balance of proceeds of deduction of amount due to the Authority.
56. Certificate of sale.
57. Limitations of actions to invalidate sale, &c.
58. Order for delivery of possession.
59. Cancellation of sale.
60. Re-sale by Authority.
61. Authority not precluded from other methods of recovery.
62. Houses, flats and other buildings to which this Part applies and interpretation of the " expressions " landlord " and occupier.
63. Obligation to vacate building to which this Part applies.
64. Application the court for recovery of possession and service of order nisi.
65. Adjournment of hearing.
66. Issue and execution of writ for delivery of possession.
67. Appeals.
68. Provisions for this Act to apply exclusively in all actions for ejectment from buildings to which this Part applies.
69. Costs, charges, and stamp duties.
70. Certificate from the General Manager.
71. Recovery of moneys due to the Authority.
72. Recovery of sums liable to be paid to the Authority by persons out of the remuneration of such persons.
73. Signature of documents by General Manager on behalf of the Authority.
74. Declaration of secrecy.
75. Directions of the Minister.
76. Regulations.
77. Power to enter any land or premises.
78. Members, officers and servants of the Authority deemed to be public servants.
79. The Authority deemed to be a scheduled institution within the meaning of the Bribery Act.
80. Protection for action taken under this Act or on the direction of -the Authority.
81. Power of Authority to make rules.
82. Inapplicability of certain laws to the Authority.
83. Offences.
84. Interpretation.