This Act provides for remedies in the case of disputes involving sale of an immovable common property that is undivided in shares. Any owner may request the Court to direct the sale of the property and the distribution of proceeds thereof. The Court shall have also discretion to direct a sale where sale is not requested by an owner of a moiety or upwards in accordance with section 4 (sect. 5). The Court may allow parties interested in the property to bid at the sale. Parties are allowed a partition suit. Section 8 regulates the relationship between this Act and other law. (10 sections)
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Originally a Dutch colony in the 17th century, by 1815 Guyana had become a British possession. The abolition of slavery led to settlement of urban areas by former slaves and the importation of indentured servants from India to work the sugar plantations. The resulting ethnocultural divide has persisted and has led to turbulent politics. Guyana achieved independence from the UK in 1966, and since then it has been ruled mostly by socialist-oriented governments. In 1992, Cheddi JAGAN was elected president in what is considered the country's first free and fair election since independence.