Frequently Asked Questions
No, it is an offence for anyone who does not have title to the land to sell or lease the parcel without lawful authority to do so.
Failure to pay the annual rent on or before the due date is a breach of the conditions of the lease may result in the lease being cancelled and property recovered.
It is an offence under the Crown Land Ordinance for anyone to occupy Crown land without lawful authority. If persons are found committing this offence they may be fined a maximum of $50,000 or imprisonment of five years.
Yes, the lessee is allowed to sublet ;having obtained the written consent of the Governor.The Crown Land Ordinance provides that it is an offence for persons to sell or lease Crown land without lawful authority or title to do so. If a lessee sublets the lease without the written consent of the Governor; the lease may be cancelled and the lessee will not be entitled to compensation for any development on the land.
If the parcel is being sold to an Islander who would have been entitled to a discount, then the purchaser would assume the obligation in respect of the discount.
However, if the parcel is sold to a person who would not have been entitled to a discount (Islander or non-Islander) under the Crown Land Ordinance; the full amount of the discount is repayable to the Crown by the vendor.