Settled Land Act 1958. | Land Portal

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Under the Act, “settlement” includes “an instrument or instruments which under this Act or the corresponding previous enactments is or are deemed to be or which together constitute a settlement, and a settlement which is deemed to have been made by any person or to be subsisting for the purposes of this Act”, what constitutes a settlement is defined under section 8. The Act defines the rights and powers of tenants for life (sects. 12-29 and Part II), including mining and building leases, provides for the procedure for the settlement of disputes (sects. 30-37), regulates investment for land improvements and addresses matters related to the sale and purchase of land.

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