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1980 Revised version
LAND DEVELOPMENT
Marginal Notes
1. This Ordinance may be cited as the Land Development Ordinance.
2. Interpretation.
3. Appointment and duties of Land Commissioner.
4. Powers of Land Commissioner.
5. Appointment of Assistant Land Commissioners and other officers.
6. Land officers.
7. All officers to be public servants
25. Form of permit.
27. Form of grant.
28. Grant not to issue for un surveyed land.
29. Registration of grants.
30. Diagram to be attached to grant
31. Copy of plan to supplied on payment of prescribed fee.
35. Land Commissioner may authorize insertion of special conditions in grants.
37. Conditions in a grant to run with the land.
38. Principles governing the determination of the amount of the annual payment. [ 16, 16 of 1969.]
39. Protection of land alienated on permits and grants. [ 17, 16 of 1969.]
40. Seizure and sale of land alienated on a permit or grant invalid. [17, 16 of 1969.]
41. Scope of protection. [ 18, 16 of 1969.] [ 18, 16 of 1969.]
42. Power of owner to dispose of holding.[ 19, 16 of 1969.]
43. Leases and mortgages of holdings where permitted. [ 19, 16 of 1969.]
46. Disposition of land alienated on a permit. [21, 16 of 1969.]
47. Recovery of moneys due on mortgage of land alienated on a permit. [21, 16 of 1969.]
48. Definition of successor.[22, 16 of 1969.]
48A. Spouse of a deceased permit-holder entitled to succeed to land alienated to that permit-holder on the permit. [ 23, 16 of 1969.]
48B. Spouse of a deceased owner of a holding entitled to succeed to that holding. [ 23, 16 of 1969.]
49. Succession to land alienated on a permit or to a holding, [ 24, 16 of 1969.]
51. Restriction on nomination of successors to holdings.
52. General principles applicable to nomination. [ 27,16 of 1969.]
53. Cancellation of nominations.[ 28, 16 of 1969.]
54. Further nomination. [ 29, 16 of 1969.]
55. Act of nomination is not a disposition. [ 30, 16 of 1969.]
56. How nomination is effected. [31, 16 of 1969.]
57. No stamp duty for nominations or cancellation of nominations. [ 32, 16 of 1969.]
58. Documents of nomination or cancellation invalid unless registered. [ 33, 16 of 1969.]
59. Right of public to inspect registers.
60. Nomination or cancellation of nomination invalid unless registered before death of owner or permit-holder [ 34, 16 of 1969.]
61. Nomination cancelled by death of nominee. [ 35, 16 of 1969.]
62. No document of nomination to be registered until after cancellation of previous nomination. [ 36, 16 of 1969.]
63. Nomination and cancellation may be made in last will of owner or permit-holder. [37,16 of 1969.]
64. Registration essential to validity of nomination or cancellation made in last will. [ 38,16 of 1969.]
65. Probate essential to validity of nomination or cancellation made in last will. [ 39, 16 of 1969.]
66. Conditions applicable to cancellation of registered nomination by last will. [40,16 of 1969.]
67. General principles governing nominations and cancellations by last will.
68. Failure of succession.[ 41, 16 of and 1969.]
72. Succession under the Third Schedule. [ 43, 16 of 1969.]
73. Date of succession. [ 44, 16 of 1969.]
74. Accrual of rights in case of plurality of successors. [ 45, 16 of 1969.]
75. Nomination or cancellation of nomination is invalid if contrary to provisions of Ordinance. [ 46, 16 of 1969.]
76. Curators.[ 47, 16 of 1969.]
84. Succession on the death of a permit-holder who was paying rent under section 19A (2) for the land alienated. [ 49, 16 of 1969.]
85. Reversion of land to State under certain circumstances. [ 50, 16 of 1969.]
86. Vesting of surrendered land.
87. Name of successor nominated by the permit-holder may be endorsed on permit before issue. [51, 16 of 1969.]
104. Powers of the President in the case of failure of succession to a holding
105. Power of the Government Agent in respect of a land alienated on a permit where there is a failure of succession or where such land has been vested in the State. [ 53, 16 of 1969.]
106. Notice to permit-holder where there has been a breach of the conditions of the permit. [ 53, 16 of 1969.]
107. Period allowed for showing cause.[54, 16 of 1969.]
108. Notice to be posted on land and served on interested parties.
109. Order cancelling permit if permit-holder fails to appear. [ 56, 16 of 1969.]
110. Procedure where permit- holder appears and shows cause,
111. Date of order of cancellation,
112. Order of Government Agent to be served on permit-holder and to be posted on land.
113. Appeal to Land Commissioner.
114. Time-limit for appeal. [ 56, 16 of 1969.]
115. Power of Land Commissioner.
116. Copy of Land Commissioner's decision to be served on permit-holder and to be final.
117. Government Agents Section under section 109 is final
118. Right of party to be represented by agent.
118A. Effect of the Land Commissioner reversing a decision of the Government Agent selecting a person to receive a permit for the occupation of land. [ 59, 16 of 1969.]
119. Notice to issue on party in occupation to vacate holding. [ 56, 16 of 1969.]
120. Report to a Magistrate if person served with notice refuses to vacate holding.
121. Summons to issue.
122. Order of ejectment where no cause is shown.
123. Inquiry if cause is shown.
125. Order of ejectment.
126. Appeal to Court of Appeal.
127. Execution of order of ejectment.[62,16 of 1969-]
128. Ejectment from land alienated on permit
129. Payment of moneys due to the State [ 64, 16 of 1969.]
130. Remission, reduction and waiver of annual payments.
131. Specified grounds upon which a reduction or waiver of annual payments may be made.
132. Penalties for payments overdue or in arrears. [ 66, 16 of 1969.]
133. Money due to State a first charge on land [ 67, 16 of 1969.]
134. Seizure and sequestration of crops and movable property of defaulting permit-holder. [ 68, 16 of 1969.]
135. In this Chapter a growing crop is movable property.
136. Property seized to be taken charge of.
137. Sale of property seized.
138. List of property seized.
139. Excess to be refunded to defaulter.
140. Seizure of land alienated on the permit. [ 69, 16 of 1969]
141. Seizure, how effected.[ 70, 16 of 1969.]
142. Registration of seizure. [71, 16 of 1969.]
143. Seizure of land under section 142 operates as cancellation of permit.[ 72, 16 of 1969.]
152. Recovery of money due to local authorities. [74, 16 of 1969.]
153. Delivery to local authority of money received by Government Agent.
154. All moneys due to State must be recovered by procedure under this Chapter. [75, 16 of 1969.]
155. Minister authorized to make regulations.
156. Matters which may be provided for by regulations,
157. Regulations to be approved.
158. Regulations to have statutory force.
159. Ordinance deemed to be referred to in leases or permits executed prior to its introduction.
160. Government Agent to enter any land alienated on a permit or holding at any time. [ 77, 16 of 1969.]
161. No prescriptive title to be acquired to land alienated under Ordinance. [ 78, 16 of 1969.]
162. Notary prohibited from attesting instrument of disposition of a holding in contravention of the provisions of this Ordinance. [79, 16 of 1969.]
163. Notary attesting deed in breach of section l62 guilty of offence.
164. Mapped-out land may be settled.
165. Action re vindicatio may be maintained against State in respect of alienated land.
165A. Power to acquire land the title of which has been vindicated under section 165. [ 81, 16 of 1969.]
166. Protection of public servants,
167. Provisions of particular enactments not to apply.
168. Offences in regard to State land. [ 82, 16 of 1969.]
168A. Encroachment on land alienated on a permit. [ 83, 16 of 1969.]
169. Trusts, ;c. affecting land not to be recognized.
170. Succession to be regulated entirely by this Ordinance.
172. Loans to permit-holders who are paying annual sums by virtue of provisions of section 19A (3)T. [ 86, 16 of 1969.]