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Land Act, 1979 (Act No. 17 of 1979).

Country/Territory
Lesotho
Document type
Legislation
Date
1979
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Long title
An act to consolidate and amend the law relating to land thus providing for - (a) the grant of title to land; (b) the conversion of titles to land; (c) the declaration of selected development areas and selected agricultural areas and titles to land therein; (d) the setting aside of land for use for public purposes; (e)the establishment of a Land Tribunal; (f) the grant of public servitudes; and for connected purposes.
Subject
Environment gen., Land & soil
Keyword
Land-use planning Basic legislation Land tenure Lease Traditional rights/customary rights Institution Land commission Court/tribunal Urban land Agricultural land Expropriation Servitude Cadastre/land registration Public land Authorization/permit
Geographical area
Africa, Landlocked Developing Nations, Least Developed Countries, Southern Africa
Abstract

The Act makes provision with respect to titles in land, the development of selected land, and the resolution of disputes regarding land and various other matters relating to land. As a corollary to the principle that land in Lesotho is vested absolutely and irrevocably in the Basotho Nation and is held by the State, no person, other than the State, shall hold any title to land except as provided for under customary law or under this Act. Where the customary law is inconsistent with this Act, thi

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References - Legislation

Implemented by

Land (Agricultural Lease) Regulations 1992 (L.N. No. 100 of 1992).

Legislation | Lesotho | 1992

Keyword: Land tenure, Lease, Land commission, Land reform, Land-use planning

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Land Regulations 1980 (L. N. No. 15 of 1980).

Legislation | Lesotho | 1980

Keyword: Land tenure, Lease, Institution, Land commission, Servitude, Cadastre/land registration, Authorization/permit

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Amended by

Land (Amendment) Order, 1992 (No. 6 of 1992).

Legislation | Lesotho | 1992 | Repealed

Keyword: Land tenure, Lease, Traditional rights/customary rights, Institution, Land-use planning

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Land (Amendment) Order, 1986 (No. 27 of 1986).

Legislation | Lesotho | 1986 | Repealed

Keyword: Land tenure, Lease, Land-use planning

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Repealed by

Land Act 2010 (Act No. 8 of 2010).

Legislation | Lesotho | 2010

Keyword: Basic legislation, Land tenure, Land reform, Public land, Agricultural land, Expropriation, Lease, Institution, Cadastre/land registration, Survey/mapping, Dispute settlement, Vested rights/existing rights, Foreign land tenure, Land based credit, Ownership, Right of use, Servitude, Traditional rights/customary rights, Urban land, Water rights

Source: FAO, FAOLEX