LAND TRIBUNAL

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

   SECTION

PART I
Preliminary

   1.   Short title

   2.   Interpretation

PART II
Establishment of Land Tribunal

   3.   Establishment of Land Tribunal

   4.   Constitution of Land Tribunal

   5.   Chief Land Tribunal President

   6.   Taking of oath of office

   7.   Jurisdiction of Land Tribunal

PART III
Proceedings of Land Tribunal

   8.   Proceedings of Land Tribunal

   9.   Witnesses

   10.   Power to hear evidence

   11.   Applications to Land Tribunal

   12.   Failure to prosecute

   13.   Representation

   14.   Proceedings in public

   15.   Competent jurisdiction

   16.   Referral of dispute to arbitration

   17.   Costs

   18.   Decisions in writing

   19.   Contempt of tribunal

PART IV
Officers of the Land Tribunal

   20.   Appointment of Registrar of Land Tribunal

   21.   Court bailiff

   22.   Functions of bailiff

   23.   Police officer and Deputy Sheriff empowered

PART V
General

   24.   Limitation of liability

   25.   Regulations

   26.   Saving and transitional

Act 4, 2014,
S.I. 20, 2014.

An Act to establish a Land Tribunal and to provide for matters incidental thereto or connected therewith.

[Date of Commencement: 1st April 2014]

PART I
Preliminary [ss 1-2]

1.   Short title

   This Act may be cited as the Land Tribunal Act.

2.   Interpretation

   In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires-

   "bailiff" means a court bailiff of the Land Tribunal appointed in terms of section 21;

   "Chief Land Tribunal President" means Land Tribunal President appointed under section 5 (1);

   "land dispute" means any dispute concerning land;

   "Land Tribunal" means the Land Tribunal established under section 3;

   "Land Tribunal President", means a person appointed under section 4 (1) (a) and it includes the Chief Land Tribunal President appointed under section 5 (1);

   "member of a Land Tribunal" means a member appointed under section 4 (1) (b) and shall not include, a Land Tribunal President;

   "public body" means a land board established under the Tribal Land Act, and a planning authority established under the Town and Country Planning Act; and

   "Registrar" means the Registrar of the Land Tribunal appointed in terms of section 20.

PART II
Establishment of Land Tribunal (ss 3-7)

3.   Establishment of Land Tribunal

   (1) There is hereby established a Land Tribunal, which shall have such jurisdiction and powers as shall be conferred on it by this Act or any other written law.

   (2) The Land Tribunal may consist of one or more divisions as the Minister may consider necessary to constitute, each headed by a Land Tribunal President.

4.   Constitution of Land Tribunal

   (1) The Land Tribunal shall comprise of the following members-

   (a)   Chief Land Tribunal President and such number of Land Tribunal Presidents appointed in accordance with the Public Service Act; and

   (b)   such other members appointed on contract in accordance with the Public Service Act, holding qualifications in Land management, real estate management, physical planning or related fields.

   (2) A person shall not be qualified to be appointed as a Land Tribunal President unless he or she is qualified to practise as an advocate or attorney and has been qualified for not less than ten years to practise as an advocate or attorney.

   (3) Where a Land Tribunal President appointed under subsection (1) (a) and subsection (2) is unable, by reason of illness or other sufficient r

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