CHAPTER 293
LOCAL GOVERNMENT AUTHORITIES (DECORATION OF BUILDINGS) ACT

[PRINCIPAL LEGISLATION]

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

   Section

Title

   1.   Short title and application.

   2.   Interpretation.

   3.   Authority may serve notice to redecorate.

   4.   Authority may serve notice to demolish.

   5.   Aggrieved person may appeal.

   6.   Authority may execute works on default.

   7.   Power to enter.

   8.   Occupier may recover from owner.

   9.   Authentication of notices.

   10.   Service of notices.

   11.   Authority may require information.

   12.   Obstruction.

   13.   Regulations.

   14.   Directions.

CHAPTER 293
THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT AUTHORITIES (DECORATION OF BUILDINGS) ACT

An Act to empower Local Government Authorities to require the exterior decoration of buildings, the demolition of dangerous or unsightly temporary buildings and for related matters.

[2nd February, 1968]
[G.N. No. 55 of 1968]

Act No. 9 of 1968

1.   Short title and application

   (1) This Act may be cited as the Local Government Authorities (Decoration of Buildings) Act.

   (2) This Act shall bind the Government of the United Republic.

2.   Interpretation

   In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires–

   "authorised officer" means, in relation to any authority, an officer of the authority authorised by it in writing, either generally or specially, to act in matters of any specified kind, or in any specified matter;

   "authority" where the area is a city means the city council, where the area is a municipality means the municipal council, where the area is a township means the town council, and where the area is that of a district council means a district council;

   "building" includes a part of a building;

   "council" means a municipal or city council established under the Local Government (Urban Authorities) Act *;

   "district council" means a district council established under the Local Government (District Authorities) Act *;

   "Minister" means the Minister for the time being responsible for local government;

   "occupier" means any person–

   (a)   in actual occupation of a building; or

   (b)   entitled to occupy a building under a grant by the owner, and where the same building is occupied by several members of one family, means the reputed head of such family;

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