1.   Short title


   2.   Interpretation


   3.   Exclusion of section 16 of Cap. 33:02


   4.   Community of property excluded


   5.   Proprietary consequences of marriages of persons subject to customary law


   6.   Registration of instrument with Deeds Registry


   7.   Correction of errors on instrument


   8.   Change of property regime


   9.   Registration of instrument or notarial deed


   10.   Validation of certain instruments


   11.   Power of Minister to amend Schedule


   12.   Regulations


   13.   Repeal of Cap. 29:03


   14.   Savings provision




      First Schedule


      Second Schedule



Act 69, 1970,
Act 39, 1971,
Act 17, 1975,
Act 37, 1980,
Act 11, 2008,
Act 12, 2014,
S. I. 99, 2014.

An Act to provide for the property of married persons and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

[Date of Commencement: 1st August, 2014]


1.   Short title

   This Act may be cited as the Married Persons Property Act.


2.   Interpretation

   In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires-

   "community of property" means the community of property, profit and loss;

   "property regime" means a marital property regime which can either be in community of property or out of community of property;

   "Registrar" means the Registrar of Deeds; and

   "repealed Act" means the Married Persons Property Act repealed under section 13 of this Act.


3.   Exclusion of section 16 of Cap. 33:02

   Section 16 of the Deeds Registry Act shall not apply in relation to any instrument attested under this Act.

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