This Act provides for recognition and protection of titles in land and various other matters relating to land and land administration and adjudication.The Act consists of 100 sections divided into 9 Parts: Interpretation (I); Department Of Land and Titles (II); Customary Land (III); Pulefaamau and Intention to Appoint (IV); Titles (V); Land and Titles Court (VI); Preliminary Hearings (VII) (repealed); Decisions and Orders of the Court (VIII); Appeals (IX); Miscellaneous (X).There is by this section constituted and established a Department of the Government of Western Samoa to be known as the Department of Land and Titles. The Department is charged with the administration of this Act. The Registrar appointed under this Act shall be the administrative head of the Department. Part II concerns the identification, survey and registration of customary land. The Land and Titles Court shall be continued under section 25.
Amended by: Land and Titles Amendment Act 2004 (No. 11 of 2004). (2004-09-02)
Amended by: Land and Titles Amendment Act 2015 (No. 46 of 2015). (2015-11-05)
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