Right of Occupancy Revocation without compensation


Asides failure to obtain the Governor consent for transactions related to land, there are other instances wherein ones Right of Occupancy can be revoked without compensation paid to the holder by the government. Such instances include;

  1. Where the land is a bare land. Section 29 (1) (4) (a) Land Use Act
  2. When a person holds an undeveloped land in an urban area which is up to a hectare or more, then a plot or portion of the land not exceeding ½ hectare will only be given to the holder and the rest revoked without compensation paid. See Section 34(5) Land Use Act.
  3. Revocation on grounds of breach of the provisions contained in the certificate of occupancy. See Section 28(5)(a) Land Use Act.
  4. Breach of terms contained in the certificate of occupancy or any special contract made under section 8 of the Act. See Section 28 (5) (b) Land Use Act.
  5. Revocation on grounds of refusal/neglect to accept and pay for a certificate issued in evidence of a right of occupancy. See Section 28(5)(d) Land Use Act.

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