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  1. Library Resource
    Legislation
    Bahamas, Americas, Caribbean

    This Act provides rules relative to the prevention of frauds and perjury in relation with dealings in land. It, among other things, defines the legal effect of leases estates interests of freehold not made in writing, requires surrender or grant of leases or estates of freehold or declarations or creations of trusts of lands to be in writing and concerns some other matters of inheritance.

  2. Library Resource
    Legislation
    Bahamas, Americas, Caribbean

    This Act makes provision for the appointment of the Director of Physical planning by then Governor-General, the constitution of the Town Planning Committee, grants powers to these institutions and the Minister in respect of town planning and provides rules relative to town planning. The Director shall be a technical adviser to the Minister and executive officer of the Committee. The Committee is granted powers to control town planning and construction in The Bahamas.

  3. Library Resource
    Legislation
    Bahamas, Americas, Caribbean

    This Act concerns a system of geospatial data collection and storage for the Bahamas. It establishes the Bahamas National Geographic Information Systems Centre, the Geospatial Advisory Council and the Bahamas Spatial Data Infrastructure Program. The Centre shall, among other things, serve as the Government's technical focal point for the collection and management of geospatial data on The Bahamas.

  4. Library Resource
    Legislation
    Bahamas, Americas, Caribbean

    This Act makes provision, among other things, for the sub-division of land in which provision is made for the construction of access roads.Sub-division plans shall be approved by the Town and Country Planning Committee and the Minister in accordance with this Act. Also the alienation of lots that are not marked on the survey plan require the approval of the Committee. Appeal from decisions of the Committee may be had with the Minister.

    Repealed by: Planning and Subdivision Act, 2010 (No. 4 of 2010). (2010-03-16)

  5. Library Resource
    Legislation
    Bahamas, Americas, Caribbean

    This Act makes provision, among other things, for the sub-division of land of the Out Islands in which provision is made for the construction of access roads.Sub-division plans shall be approved by the Minister in accordance with this Act. Also the alienation any land of new sub-divisions requires the approval of the Minister and shall be subject to certain conditions. Some other restrictions on alienation are specified for lots that are not marked on the approved survey plan.

    Repealed by: Planning and Subdivision Act, 2010 (No. 4 of 2010). (2010-03-16)

  6. Library Resource
    Legislation
    Bahamas, Americas, Caribbean

    This Act makes provision with respect to assignment, appointment, lease, settlement and other assurance, and covenant of surrender, made by deed, on a sale, mortgage, demise or settlement of any property, or on any other dealing with or for any real and personal property.The Act, among other things, defines conditions of the contract of sale and provides for other matters relative to transfer of property including the definition of a conveyance of land and the power of a mortgagee to cut timber on mortgaged land, provides rules relative to mortgage deeds and defines powers of the Minister t

  7. Library Resource
    Legislation
    Bahamas, Americas, Caribbean

    This Act amends the Real Property Tax Act by, among other things: adding a new definition of "residential property"; insertion of a new section on tax reduction of pensioners and a new section on tax reduction for current accounts; adding a new section on agreement on payment of tax arrears; payment of taxes by non-profit companies.

    Amends: Real Property Tax Act (Cap. 375). (2009)

  8. Library Resource
    Legislation
    Bahamas, Americas, Caribbean

    This Act amends the Local Government Act, 1996 in section 14 (Functions of District Councils) to assign functions of the Chief Valuation Officer in respect of real property taxes to District Councils. The Councils shall use assessment list prepared by the Chief Valuation Officer under the Real Property Tax Act.

    Amends: Local Government Act, 1996 (Cap. 37). (2008)

  9. Library Resource
    Legislation
    Bahamas, Americas, Caribbean

    This Act grants powers to the Governor-General to make Regulations in case of an emergency (not defined) authorizing the taking of possession or control on behalf of the Government of any property or undertaking or the acquisition on behalf of the Government of any property other than land.

  10. Library Resource
    Legislation
    Bahamas, Americas, Caribbean

    This Act makes provision with respect to distress for rent not paid by a tenant to a landlord and it gives powers to a landlord to distrain and sell goods and chattels fraudulently carried off the premises. The landlord may seize and secure cattle, stock or crops or other product whatsoever, which shall be growing on any part of the demised estates, if the tenant doesn't pay the rent. The Act also provides, among other things, for recovery of rents from under-tenants and prohibits a tenant or lessee to fraudulently remove his or her goods or chattels.

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