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  1. Library Resource
    Legislation
    January, 2013
    Vanuatu

    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

  2. Library Resource
    Legislation
    Vanuatu, Oceania

    The Schedule to the Land Leases Act is further amended by the repeal of subparagraph (b) of paragraph 3 and the substitution therefore of the following paragraph:"(b) The Government, any Local Government Council, any Municipal Council and the National Housing Corporation shall be exempted from payment of any fees under this Act."

    Amends: Land Leases Act (Cap. 163). (1988)

  3. Library Resource
    Legislation
    Vanuatu, Oceania

    A new section is inserted which prescribes that it shall be implied in every registered lease created prior to a specified date or created on or after the relevant date an agreement between the lessee and the lessor to the effect that lessee shall not dispose of the leased land or part thereof or interest comprised therewith without the previous written consent of the lessor, and the lessor shall not withhold such consent by the unreasonably.

    Amends: Land Leases Act (Cap. 163). (1988)

  4. Library Resource
    Legislation
    Vanuatu, Oceania

    This Act strengthens the legal framework concerning title to custom land and concerns management of custom land by customary institutions. It formalizes the recognition of customary institutions termed ‘nakamals’ and ‘custom area land tribunals’ to determine the rules of custom which form the basis of ownership and use of land in Vanuatu. In general the Act aims at holding of custom land by owners as a group. Custom land means land owned or occupied, or land in which an interest is held, by one or more persons in accordance with the rules of custom.

  5. Library Resource
    Legislation
    Micronesia, Oceania

    This Act provides rules relative to entering into or modification of a development lease, i.e. a commercial lease or combination of interconnected commercial leases that may contain an expanded term not to exceed 55 years. The Act provides also for control of (modification) of lease agreements and related procedures by the Director of the Department of Land and Natural Resources. The Act prescribes, among other things, contents and conditions of an agreement and procedures for the notification of entering into or modification of a development lease.

  6. Library Resource
    Legislation
    Vanuatu, Oceania

    A Land Referee shall be appointed by the President on the advice of the Judicial Service Commission. The Referee shall have jurisdiction to determine the following matters: (a) the amount of rent payable for a lease of land whether originally or on periodic reassessment; (b) the value of improvements on or to land; (c) any matter referred to him by any party to a lease of land relating to the interpretation of a provision in a lease; (d) any matter which is by any Act or Order directed to be determined by him. A decision of the Referee shall be final.

  7. Library Resource
    Legislation
    Tonga, Oceania

    This Act provides for recognition and protection of titles in land, administration of land, use of land for public purposes, the land court and adjudication and various other matters relating to land.The Act consists of 170 sections divided into 10 Parts: General (I); Administration (II); Hereditary estates (III); Tax and town allotments (IV); Tongan leases (V); Mortgages (VI); The Foreshore (VII); Registration of title (VIII); Land for public purposes (IX); The Land Court (X).Section 3 declares all land of Tonga to be property of the Crown.

  8. Library Resource
    Legislation
    Kiribati, Oceania

    This Act provides that when any land accretes after the date of commencement of the lease or sub-lease, such accreted land shall be, included in the lease or sub-lease. The lessor and lessee in the lease or sub-lease as the case may be, may at any time in writing signed by both of them exclude or modify provisions to this extent.

    Amends: Native Lands Ordinance. (1977)

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