This Act amends the Native Lands Act by inserting a new section 65 making provision with respect to unjust enrichment due to improvements made by lawful occupants. Landowners shall pay compensation for such improvements carried out by occupants that occupied or occupy land on the basis of (a) Leases and sub-leases; (b) Transfer of leases and sub-leases (c) Transfer of native lease; (d) Sub-letting; (e) Passing of interest of lessee; (f) Giving up possession and interests of land; (g) Exchange of land; (h) Gifting of land and interest to another. Any dispute concerning such compensation shall be brought before any court of law in Tuvalu.
Amends: Native Lands Act (Cap. 46.20). (2008-12-31)