CROWN PROPERTY (VESTING) ACT

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

   1   Short title

   2   Interpretation

   3   Commissioner of Lands

   4   Lands vested and to be vested in the Commissioner

   5   Minerals and petroleum after severance from the land

   6   Incorporation of Accountant General

   7   Certain property vested and to be vested in the Accountant General

   8   Transitional

 

THE CROWN PROPERTY (VESTING) ACT

[Date of Commencement: 6th June, 1960]

Law 21 of 1960.

1   Short title

   This Act may be cited as the Crown Property (Vesting) Act.

2   Interpretation

   In this Act unless the context otherwise requires-

   "Accountant-General" means the Accountant-General appointed under section 15 of the Financial Administration and Audit Act,

   "Commissioner" means the Commissioner of Lands appointed under section 3;

   "existing instrument" means-

   (a)   any enactment in force in this Island at the commencement of this Act;

   (b)   any enactment which having been made before the commencement of this Act is brought into operation in this Island on or after the commencement of this Act;

   (c)   any regulations made under any such enactment as aforesaid;

   (d)   any transfer, conveyance, lease, will or other assurance of land executed before the commencement of this Act and existing at the commencement of this Act;

   (e)   any certificate of title registered by the Registrar of Titles in accordance with the provisions of the Registration of Titles Act and existing at the commencement of this Act

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   (f)   any writ, certificate, decree or order issued, granted or made by any Court and existing at the commencement of this Act;

   (g)   any deed or other instrument creating a mortgage, charge or other incumbrance on land and existing at the commencement of this Act; or

   (h)   any certificate or other document relating to the holding of shares, debentures or other securities made before, and existing at, the commencement of this Act;

   "land" means land of any tenure and tenements and hereditaments, whether corporeal or incorporeal, and houses and other buildings, and includes any estate, right or interest in, to or over land.

3   Commissioner of Lands

   (1) The Governor-General may from time to time appoint a fit and proper person to be Commissioner of Lands.

   (2) The Commissioner for the time being shall be a corporation sole by the name of the Commissioner of Lands-and shall have power to acquire, hold and dispose of land and other property of whatever kind.

   (3) The Commissioner shall have an official seal which shall be authenticated by the signature of the Commissioner and shall be officially and judicially noticed.

   (4) Except in accordance with the provisions of any enactment or under any power or directions contained in any transfer, conveyance, will or other instrument, the Commissioner shall not, without either general or special authority in writing from the Minister-

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