GOVERNMENT QUARTERS (RECOVERY OF POSSESSION) ACT

Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

2. Application of Act.

3. Power to issue quit notices.

4. Obligation to comply with a quit notice.

5. Withdrawal of quit notices or suspension.

6. Effect of non-compliance with a quit notice.

7. Proceedings on receipt of an application for ejectment.

8. Exclusion of application of the Rent Act.

9. Interpretation.

SCHEDULE

40 of 1974,

7 of 1969,

3 of 1971,

8 of 1981,

45 of 1985.

AN ACT to make provision for the recovery of possession of quarters provided by or on behalf of the Government or a public corporation for the occupation of persons, and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

[Am by s 2 of Act 8 of 1981.]

[Date of Commencement: 28th April, 1969]

1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the Government Quarters (Recovery of Possession) Act.

2. Application of Act.

The provisions of this Act—

(a) shall apply to all Government quarters; and

(b) shall be deemed at all times to have been, and to be, an implied condition of the occupation by persons of such quarters.

13. Power to issue quit notices.

(1) A competent authority may, at any time, serve or cause to be served on the occupier of any Government quarters a notice stating the reasons for the issue of such notice and requiring such occupier—

(a) to vacate such quarters together with his dependents, if any; and

(b) to deliver vacant possession of such quarters to such authority, or any other such competent authority or authorised person as may be specified in the notice, before the expiry of such period as shall be specified in the notice, being a period commencing on such date as shall be so specified. The specified period shall not in any instance be less than two months from the date of its commencement.

(2) Every notice under subsection (1) issued in respect of any Government quarters is in this Act referred to as a "quit notice”.

(3) A quit notice issued in respect of any Government quarters shall be deemed to have been served on the occupier of such quarters if such notice is sent by registered letter through the post to such occupier at the address of such quarters.

(4) Every quit notice shall be in the Form A set out in the Schedule to this Act.

4. Obligation to comply with a quit notice.

Where a quit notice has been served on the occupier of any Government quarters—

(a) neither such occupier nor any dependent of his shall be entitled to occupy such quarters after the expiry of the period within which such occupier is required by such notice to vacate such quarters; and

(b) such occupier shall, before the expiry of that period, deliver vacant possession of such quarters to the authority or person to whom he is required to do so by the quit notice, and together with his dependents, if any, depart from such quarters.

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