CHAPTER 227
AUCTIONEERS ACT

[PRINCIPAL LEGISLATION]

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

   Section

Title

PART I
PRELIMINARY PROVISIONS

   1.   Short title.

   2.   Interpretation.

   3.   Business of auctioneer.

PART II
LICENCES

   4.   Auctioneer to be licensed.

   5.   Kinds of licences and where general licences may be required.

   6.   Licensing Authority.

   7.   Power to refuse to issue a licence subject to appeal to the President.

   8.   Form of licences.

   9.   Expiration of licences.

   10.   Fees.

   11.   Register of persons licensed.

PART III
RESPECTING SALES

   12.   Auctioneers to accept the sale of all property offered by owners.

   13.   Auctioneer's licence not to authorise sale of intoxicating liquor or of anything for the sale of which a licence is required.

   14.   Information to be given to police officer upon request.

   15.   Auctioneer's name and address to be published at sale.

   16.   Licence to be produced on demand during the holding of an auction.

   17.   Sales in general and consequences of sale transactions.

   18.   Recovery of purchase money and payment by auctioneer.

   19.   Order of suspension or revocation of licence.

   20.   Auctioneer's licence not necessary for sale by auction in certain cases.

   21.   Power to make rules.

SCHEDULES

CHAPTER 227
THE AUCTIONEERS ACT

An Act relating to auctioneers.

[22nd June, 1928]

Ords. Nos.
20 of 1928
5 of 1930
Cap. 282
[R.L. Cap. 227]
Act No. 16 of 1994

PART I
PRELIMINARY PROVISIONS (ss 1-3)

1.   Short title

   This Act may be cited as the Auctioneers Act.

2.   Interpretation Ord. No. 5 of 1930 s. 2">

   In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires–

   "auctioneer" includes every person selling by auction;

   "itinerant auctioneer" means a person who is without any fixed place of business and who satisfies the District Officer that he sells or offers for sale movable property of local manufacture or not exceeding one hundred shillings in value;

   "owner" includes any person lawfully entitled to sell any property.

3.   Business of auctioneer

   Every person who sells or offers for sale any movable or immovable property or any interest therein at any sale where any person becomes or may become the purchaser of the same by competition and being the highest bidder, either by being the sole bidder, or increasing upon the biddings made by others, or decreasing on sums named by the auctioneer or person acting as an auctioneer or other person at such sale, or by any other mode of sale by competition shall be deemed to carry on the business of an auctioneer.

PART II
LICENCES (ss 4-11)

4.   Auctioneer to be licensed Ord. No. 5 of 1930 s. 3">

   (1) Except as hereinafter provided, no person other than an itinerant auctioneer shall carry on the business of an auctioneer without being licensed to do so under this Act and no person shall carry on any such business otherwise than in accordance with the terms and conditions of his licence.

   (2) Any person who contravenes the provisions of this section shall be liable to a fine not exceeding fifteen hundred shillings.

5.   Kinds of licences and where general licences may be required

   (1) Licences shall be of two kinds, namely–

   (a)   a general licence which shall authorise the licensee to carry on the business of an auctioneer anywhere in Tanzania;

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