ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS
1. Short title
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
10. Assessment of fair compensation
11. Effect of payment of compensation
12. Transfer to the President
13. Minister may execute transfer in certain circumstances
14. Vesting of land acquired
MISCELLANEOUS AND GENERAL
15. Minister may withdraw from acquisition
16. Service of notice not an admission
17. Penalty for hindering or obstructing
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]
This Act may be cited as the Lands Acquisition Act.
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.
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.
(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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