Local Authorities (Recovery of Possession of Property) Act (Cap. 273). | Land Portal

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This Act makes provision for the recovery of land and other immovable property when the term or interest of the tenant of premises held by him or her from a local authority at will or for a term not exceeding three years, either with or without being liable to the payment of rent, has expired or has been legally determined by a notice to quit or otherwise. The local authority may in such circumstance make a complaint in writing on oath before a magistrate. Upon receiving a complaint, the magistrate shall issue a summons to the tenant or occupier neglecting or refusing to quit and deliver up possession requiring him or her to appear at a time and place specified in the summons and to show cause why possession of the premises or part thereof should not be given to the local authority under this Act. The Act sets out the procedure for recovery of possession and provides for action against local authority for irregularity in obtaining possession.

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