1   Short title

   2   Interpretation

   3   Power to abate forthwith any imminently dangerous nuisance

   4   Power to declare land to be a public nuisance on certificate of Parochial Officer

   5   Procedure if nuisance not abated

      Conditional order for sale

   6   Powers of the Court in dealing with conditional order

   7   Power to grant further time

   8   Publication of conditional order of sale

   9   Powers of Council after conditional order

   10   Absolute order of sale binds all interests

   11   Provision for expenses of the Council

   12   Investment of purchase money

   13   Application for payment out of money invested

   14   Disposal of interest

   15   Disposal of principal if no order for payment within three years

   16   Notice of application for payment

   17   Costs of litigated claims to money

   18   Offences as to notices and orders and possession of lands sold

   19   Prohibition of certain kinds of fences

   20   When building, wall or land within the limits of any town may be declared a public nuisance

   21   When premises fronting on the sea may be declared a nuisance

      When Parish Council may execute the necessary work to abate nuisance

   22   Penalty when owner or occupier of premises having a foreshore wall refuses or neglects to keep the same in proper and sanitary repair




[Date of Commencement: 21st May, 1887]

Cap 385.

1   Short title

   This Act may be cited as the Towns Nuisances Prevention Act.

2   Interpretation

   In this Act "Council" means the Parish Council of any parish wherein the thing or property declared or liable to be declared a public nuisance under this Act is situated, and in the cases of the parishes of Kingston and St. Andrew, shall include the Council of the Kingston and St. Andrew Corporation, appointed and constituted under the Kingston and St. Andrew Corporation Act

3   Power to abate forthwith any imminently dangerous nuisance

   Whenever the Council shall be of opinion that any house, wall, fence, or other erection or building, is so dilapidated as to be immediately dangerous, it shall be lawful for the said Council, notwithstanding anything herein contained to the contrary, and without prejudice to the other powers of the said Council under this Act, to cause the same to be pulled down forthwith and without notice, and to take any measure in relation thereto, as the said Council shall think expedient for preventing or removing all danger to the public, to the inmates, or to any neighbours, or to any adjoining building.

   And the owner, and the said land, and all things and materials thereon, shall be liable to pay and satisfy all expenses to which the Council shall have been put; and the Council may cause the materials pulled down to be sold at such time and in such manner as they may think fit, and the proceeds to apply in payment of the expense incurred in removing and abating such nuisance, and any surplus to pay over to the owner, if known, and if the owner be unknown to lodge in the Treasury to the credit of the parish; and if claimed by the owner, or any person equitably entitled to the possession of the property, within twelve months of such lodgment, to pay to such person, but otherwise the money to become the property of the parish.

4   Power to declare land to be a public nuisance on certificate of Parochial Officer

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