Clarification of Titles to Land (Deeds of Concession) Act

Chapter number: 
35
In force: 
Yes

 

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CONSOLIDATED TO 30 JUNE 2012

 

LAWS OF SEYCHELLES

 

CHAPTER 35

 

 CLARIFICATION OF TITLES TO LAND (DEEDS OF CONCESSION) ACT

 

[24th July, 1961]

Act 18 of 1961

S.I 72 of 1976

Act 23of 1976

 

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

 

1.            Short title.

2.            Land held under deed of concession deemed held in full legal ownership.

3.            Provisions of section 2 to apply to original grantee etc.

4.            Act to bind the Republic but without effect on the prerogative of the Republic.

5.            Interpretation.

                                       

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1.      This Act may be cited as the Clarification of Titles to Land (Deeds of Concession) Act.

 

2. (1)  A person holding land in Seychelles under a deed of concession granted by the Crown before the date on which this Act comes into force shall, notwithstanding the terms and conditions set out in such deed of concession, be deemed to hold such land in full legal ownership as if under such deed of concession, the said full legal ownership of the land had been transferred by the Republic for valuable consideration without any of the said terms and conditions.

 

 (2) The title of any such person to the land shall not be impugned, invalidated or forfeited by reason that any of the terms or conditions of the deed of concession has been broken or has not been complied with.

 

3.      The foregoing provisions shall apply to an original grantee and to his heirs and assigns and to any person deriving title from such original grantee or his heirs or assigns.

 

4.      This Act shall bind the Republic:

 

Provided that nothing herein contained shall be construed to affect, limit or curtail any prerogative right of the Republic existing in Seychelles.

 

5.      In this Act "concession" shall mean a grant of land effected by an instrument under the public seal or a deed expressed to be issued or made by virtue of the power and authority vested by the Sovereign in the grantor or in the name of the Sovereign, but shall not include sales, leases or other contracts relating to land made between the Government of Seychelles and private parties and executed by such parties.

  

 

                                                      

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