The Act makes provisions for leases in respect of short term crops. Section 3 states that 'any person desirous of growing a short term crop shall be deemed to have a valid and enforceable lease of land for that purpose upon the covenants and terms set forth in the Schedule or on such terms as parties may agree'. The Schedule provides for a standard lease agreement. A short term crop includes any plant which may be sown or planted, grown and harvested within five years of the commencement of the lease provided for in this Act, and five years is the minimum term for the lease contract (as amended). It further contains provisions on, inter alia, the form of memorandum, term of lease, application of the Act, objection by minority, assignment of leases under the Act and rents to be paid to the Land Court.
Amended by: Short Term Crop Leases Amendment Act, 1967 (Act No. 14). (1967-10-23)
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