201 Out Islands Dilapidated Buildings

AuthorRalph Hone

ICH.201.~- 2335




[21st July 1952.] 1. This Act may be cited as The Out Islands Dilapidated Buildings Act.

  1. In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires'building' includes part of a building;

    ''commissioner' means the commissioner in charge of the district in which a settlement is situate;

    'Minister' means the Minister charged with the responsibility for the administration of this Act;

    'owner' includes agent or occupier;

    'settlement' means any place mentioned in the Schedule to this Act.

  2. -(1) It shall not be lawful to permit any building in a settlement to be(a) in a ruinous or dilapidated condition;

    (b) in such condition as to be a source of danger to the houses or people in the neighbourhood, or to life or property generally;

    (c) in such a state of repair as to be unsightly or a nuisance;

    (d) unfit for human habitation if used or constructed for that purpose.

    (2) Any person contravening the provisions of subsection (1) of this section shall be liable to a penalty of twenty pounds.

  3. It shall be the duty of every peace officer from time to time to ascertain and report to the Minister all violations of subsection (1) of section 3 of this Act, and 11 of 1952.

    7 of 1954.

    G.N. 7 (29) of 1964.

    Short title Interpretation.


    Illegal to allow buildings to be dilapidated, etc.

    Peace officer to report violations of this Act.

    Minister to require owner to re-instate etc., buildings.

    Procedure on prosecution.

    7 of1954,s. 2.

    Justice may make an order in addition to any penalty which may be imposed.

    for the proper execution of such duty, it shall be lawful for him to enter any building and to remain there for such reasonable time as may be necessary for the performance of the duties imposed upon him.

  4. -(1) If upon receipt of a report from a peace officer the Minister is satisfied that the provisions of subsection (1) of section 3 of this Act have been violated the Minister shall require the owner to comply with the said provisions or to pull down any such buildings or to effect the necessary repairs so that any such violations shall no longer exist within such reasonable time, not being less than fourteen days, as may be determined by the Minister, and upon compliance with the requisition of the Minister no further proceedings shall be taken.

    (2) If the requisition of the Minister, referred to in subsection (1) of this section...

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