District Lands Partition and Re-allotment Act (Cap. 60:03).
Type of law
Date of original text
This Act provides that the owners of (undivided) shares in any land representing more than 51 percent in any area may present a petition to the Minister for the partitioning or re-allotment of land. The Minister may appoint an officer to partition and re-allot (sect. 6). The powers of such officer are specified in section 7 to 12. Where an owner of any share or holding in land cannot be ascertained, the officer may order the share or holding to be sold by public auction (sect. 11). The Officer may determine compensation for the loss of crop (sect. 13). The Officer shall report to the Minister responsible for local government upon his decisions which require approval from the Minister (sect. 16). The remaining sections deal with appeal agianst decisions of the Officer, expenses of re-allotment and taxes. The Minister may make regulations to carry out the provisions of this Act. (23 sections)
Long title of text
An Act to provide for the partition of lands or the re-allotment of holdings, for the issue of titles therefor and to render the occupation more beneficial.
Date of consolidation/reprint
Consolidated version of Act No. 16 of 1926 as authorized by L.R.O. 1/2012 and amended last by Act No. 6 of 1997.
Laws of Guyana.