Registered Land Act (Cap. 194). | Land Portal | Securing Land Rights Through Open Data

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January 1977
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This Act provides generally for registration of rights in land and land tenure in Belize. “Land” includes land covered with water, all things growing on land and buildings and other things permanently affixed to land. Except as otherwise provided in this Act, but subject to section 38 of National Lands Act, no law, practice or procedure relating to land shall apply to land registered under this Act so far as it is inconsistent with this Act. The Act defines the effects of registration of land and makes specific provision with respect to leases, charges, easements, transfer of land, common ownership, prescription and other legal matters affecting land ownership. The Act also provides for appeal with a court against decisions taken under this Act. The Minister may by Order declare any area to be a compulsory registration area from such date as may be specified in that Order and may at any time by a subsequent Order vary the limits of any such area. Except as otherwise expressly provided in the lease, the lessee shall be implied in every lease, to have agreed in the case of agricultural land, to farm the same in accordance with the practice and any rules of good husbandry and to yield up the land at the end of the term.

Amended by: Registered Land (Amendment) Act, 2017 (No. 5 of 2017). (2017-02-01)

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