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Deeds and Documents (Execution before Public Officers) Ordinance

Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

2. Deeds relating to land may be executed before a District Judge or Commissioner.

3. They shall be executed in duplicate and registered.

4. Manner of execution of such deeds.

5. Form of certificate.

6. No fees to be taken. Penalty.

7. Deeds not to be written by such Judges or by the officers of their courts. Penalty.

17 of 1852,

5 of 1875.

AN ORDINANCE to provide for the Execution of Deeds which are required to be executed before and attested by a notary public before an officer of government instead of before a notary.

[Date of Commencement: 1st July, 1853]

1. Short title.

This Ordinance may be cited as the Deeds and Documents (Execution before Public Officers) Ordinance.

2. Deeds relating to land may be executed before a District Judge or Commissioner.

Every writing, deed, or instrument which by section 2 of the Prevention of Frauds Ordinance is required to be executed in the manner therein mentioned in order to its validity, shall, if made after this Ordinance shall come into operation, be valid and effectual, so far as relates to the execution thereof, if the same be signed by the party making the same or by some person lawfully authorised by him, and by two or more witnesses present at the same time, in the presence of some District Judge or Commissioner of a Court of Requests for the district in which the party making such writing, deed, or instrument, or the person signing the same as such attorney, resides, or in the presence of some Justice of the Peace for such district specially authorised by the Minister of Justice to act in that behalf, and of whose appointment notice shall be given in the Gazette, and if the execution of such writing, deed, or instrument shall be certified at the foot or end thereof under the hand or hand and seal of such Judge or Commissioner, or of such Justice authorised as aforesaid, anything contained in the said Prevention of Frauds Ordinance to the contrary notwithstanding.

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