Frequently Asked Questions
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Incorporated Land Group (ILG) refers to an organized customary group legally given recognition to their corporate nature under the ILG Act. It is a legal mechanism whereby customary groups are empowered to do business, hold, dispose, manage and deal with land in their customary name. It is a corporate vehicle which enables landowners to participate in the economic development and run their business affairs on their customary land.
The ILG Act empowers customary groups for greater participation in the national economy by way of incorporating their existing customary groups and getting recognized as a legal entity. An incorporated land group is recognized as a corporation whereby it has perpetual succession and may sue and be sued in its corporate name and may function as a corporation may do.
Land registration is the action or process of ‘recording the details or particulars of a piece or parcel of land’.
- Name of the registered lessee
- Type & names of other person having an interest over the subject area (i.e. a Mortgagor)
- Area that the lessee has the interest over
The types of state leases that can be granted on State land are; residential lease, business, agricultural, agricultural and pastoral, mission, special purpose and urban development lease.
- Survey plans
- Town maps
- Milinch maps
- Fourmil map
Once you become a lease holder, meaning a Title Document is registered under your name you are legally bind to the terms & condition set in the Title . Land value reappraisal is assessed after every 10 & 20 years depending on the date of grant of your lease. A notice of lease rental appraisal is send to the leaseholder, stating the new annual land rental and the date of effective of the new rental which is normal the 1st of January of the new year after the date of valuation reappraisal.
- Reappraisals are based on the clause in the terms & conditions of the Title.
- If the clause is not in the Title, check the Act under which the Title is granted.
- Leases granted before 1962 would be 20 years reappraisal period
- Leases granted after 1962 would be 10 years reappraisal period
- Refer to Section 83 of land Act 1996(which is the amended version of 1962 Act) for reappraisal conditions
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