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.
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Library ResourceLegislationJanuary, 2013Tuvalu
Library ResourceLegislationJanuary, 2013Vanuatu
This Act amends the Land Reform Act by addition of provisions (replacing sections 6,7 and 8) concerning, among other things; the certification of negotiator of land rights or land disputes of custom land owners; the identification of custom owners or disputing groups by the National Coordinator; consultation with the custom owners; procedures of the negotiation process including a custom owners’ consultation report; consent to a negotiated lease; notification of intention to register lease instrument; appointment of the Land Ombudsman; lodging of complaints with the Land Ombudsman; function
Library ResourceNational PoliciesJanuary, 2013Guyana
The primary objective of the National Land Use Plan (NLUP) is to provide a strategic framework to guide land development in Guyana. As such the NLUP is built upon a number of national policies and strategies that have a direct relevance for land use and land management. A main objective of the NLUP is to enable financial resources to be targeted at optimal land uses at the regional level.The NLUP aims to suggest a number of options for particular areas that can then guide decision-makers and attract inward investment.
Library ResourceJanuary, 2013
Although transfer of agricultural land
ownership through land reform had positive impacts on
productivity, investment, and political empowerment in many
cases, institutional arrangements in West Bengal -- which
made tenancy heritable and imposed a prohibition on
subleasing -- imply that early land reform benefits may not
be sustained and gains from this policy remain well below
potential. Data from a listing of 96,000 households in 200
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