1960 Act 2 Land Development (Protection Of Purchasers) Act

LAND DEVELOPMENT (PROTECTION OF PURCHASERS) ACT, 1960
AN ACT to protect purchasers of land, and their successors, whose titles are found to be defective after a building has been erected on the land.
1. Power to cure defective titles
(1) Where
(a) a person has taken a conveyance of land in a prescribed area at any time after 31st December, 1944, whether before or after the date on which the area became a prescribed area, and
(b) the purchaser or a person claiming through the purchaser has in good faith erected a building on the land, and
(c) proceedings are brought to obtain a possession order in relation to the land on the ground that a person other than the purchaser or a person claiming through the purchaser is entitled to the land,
the High Court, where it considers that if this Act had not been passed the possession order would fall to be made by reason that the conveyance taken by the purchaser did not operate to confer on the purchaser the title to the land, but that to make the order would cause hardship and injustice to the person against whom it would fall to be made, may, instead of making the possession order, make an order providing that the conveyance taken by the purchaser shall be considered for all purposes to have operated to confer on the purchaser the title to the land.

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Published January 1, 1960
Found in Africa Law DatabaseGhana