Land Economy Surveyors, Valuers, Estate Agents and Auctioneers Act
- Assented to on 26 April 1989
- Commenced on 1 July 1990
- [This is the version of this document at 31 December 2014.]
- [Note: This version of the Act was revised and consolidated in the Fifth Revised Edition of the Laws of Malawi (L.R.O. 1/2018), by the Solicitor General and Secretary for Justice under the authority of the Revision of the Laws Act.]
Part I – Preliminary
1. Short titleThis Act may be cited as the Land Economy Surveyors, Valuers, Estate Agents and Auctioneers Act.
2. InterpretationIn this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—“Board” means the Board of Registration of Land Economy Surveyors, Valuers, Estate Agents and Auctioneers established by section 4;“Chairman” means the Chairman of the Board;“Registered person” means a person registered under this Act;“Register” means the Register or, if there be more than one, a register kept by the Board under section 6.
Part II – Restrictions
3. Restriction on use of title of land economy surveyor, valuer, estate agent or auctioneer
Part III – Board of Registration
4. Establishment of Board of Registration
5. Power of Board to make rulesThe Board may, with the approval of the Minister, make rules for all or any of the following purposes—
Part IV – Registration
6. RegisterThe Board shall keep a register in which the name of every person, immediately on his being accepted for registration by the Board, shall be registered, showing against his name such particulars as the Board shall from time to time deem necessary, and the Board shall enter in such register all changes of registration particulars.
7. Registration within six months of coming into operation of this ActEvery person who has attained the age of twenty-two years may, upon making application for registration within six months after the coming into operation of this Act and upon payment of the prescribed registration fee, be registered as a land economy surveyor, valuer, estate agent or auctioneer provided that he proves to the satisfaction of the Board that his professional and general conduct has been such as not, in the opinion of the Board, to debar him from registration and that he—
8. Qualification for registration after six months from coming into operation of this Act
9. SuspensionThe Board shall have the power to—
Part V – Miscellaneous
10. AppealsAny person aggrieved by any decision of the Board may appeal to the Minister, whose decision in the matter shall be final and shall not be subject to appeal to, or review or question by, any court and the Minister shall not be required to assign any reasons therefor.
11. OffencesA person who, without the authority of the Board in that behalf, given generally or specially—
12. PenaltyA person guilty of an offence under this Act for which no other penalty is provided shall be liable to a fine of K2,000 and to imprisonment for one year.
13. RegulationsThe Minister may make regulations for carrying this Act into effect, and without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing, such regulations may provide for the payment of expenses incurred by the Board in the execution of its powers and the performance of its duties under this Act, and for the application of any revenue received by the Board.
History of this document
31 December 2014 this version
01 July 1990
26 April 1989