UK to assist Dominica with Land Tenancy Arrangements

first_img 28 Views   no discussions LocalNews UK to assist Dominica with Land Tenancy Arrangements by: – July 19, 2011 Share Tweet Sharecenter_img Sharing is caring! Share In photo, land tenancy agreement. Photo credit: ehow.comAs part of the Land Tenure Administration Reform Programme, the Government of Dominica contracted consultants Brown & Co.  of the United Kingdom to develop a White Paper to address land tenancy arrangements in Dominica.The consultants are also expected to prepare drafting instructions which could allow for relevant amendments/changes to the Agricultural Small Tenancies Act, the Title by Registration Act (1886) and the Land Survey Act (1988).The consultancy is funded by the European Union and forms part of a wider programme under the Government of Dominica Land Tenure and Administration Reform Programme (LTARP).In an effort to allow for further representation and feedback on the White Paper and the recommendations for legislative amendments from members of the public, the legal profession, those involved with land administration, a consultation is planned to review the draft documents as submitted by the consultants.The major objectives of this programme are to provide a clear and transparent legal framework for land registration, ownership and tenancy, to adopt improved systems to facilitate and guarantee property rights and efficient methods of property transfer and to strengthen the capacity of and linkages between key institutions and agents of Government involved inthe administration of land.Among the issues which were considered during the consultancy include Land Title, Security of Tenure, Agricultural Tenancies, Idle Land, the status of Family Land, Planning Controls, Land Use Policy and Survey Regulations.To date a series of consultations have been conducted with relevant stake holders namely farmers, land owners, lawyers, surveyors and others concerned with the land title process, land use, land tenure arrangements and agriculture.The draft will be discussed at the Public Service Training Center on Wednesday.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img