CHAPTER 58:04
LANDS ACQUISITION

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

   SECTION

PART I
PRELIMINARY

   1.   Short title

   2.   Interpretation

PART II
ACQUISITION

   3.   Power to acquire land

   4.   Preliminary investigation

   5.   Notice of intention to acquire

   6.   Notice to yield up, and power to take, possession

   7.   Service of notices, etc.

   8.   Acquisition of portion of house or other building

   9.   Compensation

   10.   Assessment of fair compensation

   11.   Effect of payment of compensation

PART III
TRANSFER

   12.   Transfer to the President

   13.   Minister may execute transfer in certain circumstances

   14.   Vesting of land acquired

PART IV
MISCELLANEOUS AND GENERAL

   15.   Minister may withdraw from acquisition

   16.   Service of notice not an admission

   17.   Penalty for hindering or obstructing

   18.   Regulations

21 of 1970
5 of 1971

An Act to provide for the acquisition of land and for matters relating and incidental thereto

[24TH AUGUST 1971]

PART I
PRELIMINARY

1.   Short title

    This Act may be cited as the Lands Acquisition Act.

2.   Interpretation

   In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—

   “land” includes land covered with water, all things growing on land, buildings and other things permanently affixed to land, and any interest in land;

   “transfer” includes convey, assign, surrender or otherwise alienate or dispose of and “transfer” and “transferor” as nouns shall be correspondingly construed;

   “public land” has the meaning ascribed to that term by the Land Act.

PART II
ACQUISITION

3.   Power to acquire land

    Subject to the provisions of this Act the Minister may, whenever he is of the opinion that it is desirable or expedient in the interests of Malawi so to do, acquire any land, either compulsorily or by agreement, paying such compensation therefor as may be agreed or determined under this Act.

4.   Preliminary investigation

   (1) Whenever it appears to the Minister that it may be desirable or expedient to acquire any land under this Act it shall be lawful for any person authorized by the Minister in that behalf and for his servants and agents to—

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