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National Housing Development Authority Act (No. 17 of 1979)


           Long Title

   1.	   Short title and date of operation  
   2.	   Establishment of the National Development Authority  
   3.	   Members of the Authority  
   4.	   Objects of the Authority  
   5.	   Powers and functions of the Authority  
   6.	   Compulsory acquisition of land  
   7.	   State property both movable and immovable to be made available to the Authority  
   8.	   Right of alienation of land, flat, house or other living accommodation  
   9.	   Restrictions as to purchase  
   10.	   Implied condition as to flats, houses or other living accommodation or lands  
   11.	   No action to lie in respect of the cancellation or determination of an instrument  
   12.	   Disqualification from membership  
   13.	   Resignation of appointed members of the Authority  
   14.	   Powers of Minister to remove an appointed member  
   15.	   Period of office of appointed member  
   16.	   Eligibility for reappointment as appointed members  
   17.	   Remuneration of members  
   18.	   Period of office of Chairman  
   19.	   Quorum  
   20.	   Member to disclose interest to the Authority  
   21.	   Acts not invalidated by reason of vacancy  
   22.	   Seal of Authority  
   23.	   General Manager of the Authority  
   24.	   Appointment of officers and servants  
   25.	   Fund of the Authority  
   26.	   Borrowing powers of the Authority  
   27.	   Government guarantee  
   28.	   Transfer to the Authority of the assets and liabilities of the National Housing Fund  
   29.	   Application of the provisions of the Finance Act, No. 38 of 1971  
   30.	   Power of Authority to investigate purposes to which loan is applied  
   31.	   Power of Authority to cancel the grant of a loan &c  
   32.	   Power of Authority to require additional security or recall loan  
   33.	   Change, reduction or release of security  
   34.	   Permission of General Manager required under certain circumstances for alienation of security for a loan granted by the Authority  
   35.	   In certain circumstances security for a loan the Authority not to be seized or sold in execution of a decree which is not in favour of the General Manager  
   36.	   Mode of repayment of loans  
   37.	   Registered address of borrower, &c  
   38.	   Service of notice on borrower &c  
   39.	   Priority of charge created by a loan made by the Authority  
   40.	   Form of mortgage of land  
   41.	   Default of payment  
   42.	   Action by Authority where default is made  
   43.	   Notification of errors in mortgage bonds and amendments of such bonds  
   44.	   Appointment of manager to take possession of mortgaged land  
   45.	   Procedure where manager is appointed  
   46.	   Authorization of sale of mortgaged land  
   47.	   Where borrower is dead  
   48.	   Notice of order of Authority to sell land  
   49.	   Notice of sale  
   50.	   Payment before sale  
   51.	   Upset price  
   52.	   Authority may bid for and purchase property mortgaged to it and sold by public auction  
   53.	   Default in respect of one of two loans on the same land  
   54.	   Recovery of expenses and costs incurred by the Authority  
   55.	   Payment of balance of proceeds of deduction of amount due to the Authority  
   56.	   Certificate of sale  
   57.	   Limitations of actions to invalidate sale, &c  
   58.	   Order for delivery of possession  
   59.	   Cancellation of sale  
   60.	   Re-sale by Authority  
   61.	   Authority not precluded from other methods of recovery  
   62.	   Houses, flats and other buildings to which this Part applies and interpretation of the " expressions " landlord " and occupier  
   63.	   Obligation to vacate building to which this Part applies  
   64.	   Application the court for recovery of possession and service of order nisi  
   65.	   Adjournment of hearing  
   66.	   Issue and execution of writ for delivery of possession  
   67.	   Appeals  
   68.	   Provisions for this Act to apply exclusively in all actions for ejectment from buildings to which this Part applies  
   69.	   Costs, charges, and stamp duties  
   70.	   Certificate from the General Manager  
   71.	   Recovery of moneys due to the Authority  
   72.	   Recovery of sums liable to be paid to the Authority by persons out of the remuneration of such persons  
   73.	   Signature of documents by General Manager on behalf of the Authority  
   74.	   Declaration of secrecy  
   75.	   Directions of the Minister  
   76.	   Regulations  
   77.	   Power to enter any land or premises  
   78.	   Members, officers and servants of the Authority deemed to be public servants  
   79.	   The Authority deemed to be a scheduled institution within the meaning of the Bribery Act  
   80.	   Protection for action taken under this Act or on the direction of -the Authority  
   81.	   Power of Authority to make rules  
   82.	   Inapplicability of certain laws to the Authority  
   83.	   Offences  
   84.	   Interpretation  

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