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    An Act to facilitate leases and sales of settled estates.

    Legislation
    Dominica, Caribbean, Americas

    This Act makes provision with respect to transactions involving and rights inherent to settled estates i.e. land, and any estate or interest therein, which is the subject of any at, deed, agreement, will or other instrument, under or by virtue of which any land or any estate or interest in land stands limited to or in trust for any persons by way of succession.

  2. Library Resource

    An Act relating to small tenaments.

    Legislation
    Dominica, Caribbean, Americas

    This Act makes provision for duties and proceedings in relation with the ending of a tenancy of a small tenement as defined in this Act.If a tenant does not leave the tenement after a notice of the landlord, the Magistrate may, on the application of the landlord, issue a summons in the form as set out in Schedule 1 to this Act. The Act specifies court proceedings in respect of a dispute and provides for compensation of improvements.

    Amended by: Small Tenaments (Amendment) Order (S.R.O. 5 of 1998). (1998-03-05)

  3. Library Resource

    An Act to control dealings in lands around the municipal limits of Roseau which may be required for the purposes of town planning schemes.

    Legislation
    Dominica, Caribbean, Americas

    This Act concerns the management of lands within a radius of two miles beyond the municipal boundaries of the city of Roseau (“controlled lands”). No sale or transfer of controlled lands, or any dealing in any right, estate or interest in such lands, or any agreement for the same, shall be of effect in law or equity without the approval of the Development and Planning Corporation. Construction of buildings on controlled lands requires a licence granted for the purpose by the Central Housing and Planning Authority.

  4. Library Resource

    An Act relating to real estate charges.

    Legislation
    Dominica, Caribbean, Americas

    This Act provides rules relative to the possibility of discharge of debt incurred by heirs of a real estate deriving from mortgage or any other equitable charge. The Act also makes provision with respect of mortgagees in recovering debt and duties of heirs or testators or intestate as regarding debts relating to the estate.

  5. Library Resource

    An Act relating to real property.

    Legislation
    Dominica, Caribbean, Americas

    This Act makes provision for various matters relative to real estate property. The matters regulated include: deeds relating to land, partition of land, mortgage, inheritance and legal requirements for the valid conveyancing of land common tenancy.

  6. Library Resource

    An Act relating to the limitations of action with respect to real property.

    Legislation
    Dominica, Caribbean, Americas

    This Act provides with respect to legal actions relating to recovery of rent or land and it places restrictions on the making of entries, distress, action or suit for the reasons as specified in the Act.Legal actions concern the recovery of land or rent, assurances made by tenants in tail of any land, rights of mortgagees and recovery of sums of money secured by any judgement, mortgage or lien. Limitation of action can arise from disability, infancy or unsoundness of mind, absence of persons, etc. Limits in time are specified for various legal actions.

  7. Library Resource

    An Act relating to the recovery of rent.

    Legislation
    Dominica, Caribbean, Americas

    This Act makes provision with respect to the recovery of rent due by a tenant to a landlord. Distress in case of arrears for tenancy includes the seizure of animals and crops. The Act also concerns the protection of interests of a landlord against illegal action by the tenant.

  8. Library Resource

    An Act relating to claims to rights in land.

    Legislation
    Dominica, Caribbean, Americas

    This Act concerns the validity of claims of prescription which may be lawfully made at common law or by custom to any way or other easement or to any watercourse or to the use of any water, to be enjoyed or derived upon, over or from any land or water. The Act, among other things, sets out criteria for the establishment of the period after which a claim shall be held valid.

  9. Library Resource

    An Act relating to the distribution of estates of intestates.

    Legislation
    Dominica, Caribbean, Americas

    This Act provides for succession to estates in case of an owner dying intestate or, if there exists a will, of those parts of the estate that are not covered by it.

  10. Library Resource

    An Act to provide for the establishment of a Corporation to be known as the Development and Planning Corporation, for the functions of the Corporation and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

    Legislation
    Dominica, Caribbean, Americas

    This Act provides for the establishment of the Development and Planning Corporation, defines powers and functions of the Corporation and makes provisions in relation with tax incentives for development.The Corporation shall be responsible for physical planning in Dominica. It shall have the power to carry out or secure the laying out and development of designated areas.The Corporation shall have also various powers in respect of dealings in land such as acquisition, sale or lease.

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