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LAND ACQUISITION AND COMPENSATION ACT 1986 - SECT 91

Costs

S. 91(1) amended by No. 91/1994
s. 21(a)(b).

    (1)     In any proceedings under this Part, the Tribunal or the Court (as the case requires) may award such costs as it thinks proper but in making an order for costs must, if the Tribunal or Court considers it appropriate to do so, take into consideration—

S. 91(1)(a) amended by No. 91/1994
s. 21(b).

        (a)     the amount of compensation awarded by the Tribunal or Court as compared with the amount (if any) offered by the Authority; and

S. 91(1)(b) amended by No. 91/1994
s. 21(b).

        (b)     the extent to which, in the opinion of the Tribunal or Court, the proceedings have arisen from, or been affected by—

              (i)     unreasonable conduct on the part of the claimant or the Authority; or

              (ii)     the failure of the claimant to give adequate particulars of the claim or supply supporting material when required to do so; or

              (iii)     an excessive claim by the claimant; or

              (iv)     an unduly depressed offer by the Authority; and

        (c)     any other matters which under this Act are to be taken into account in determining the allocation of costs.

S. 91(2) amended by No. 52/1998
s. 311(Sch. 1 item 47.13(a)).

    (2)     The Court may make an order with respect to the assessment of costs in the same manner as it may in respect of any other matter before the Court.

S. 91(3) amended by No. 91/1994
s. 21(b)(d), repealed by No. 52/1998
s. 311(Sch. 1 item 47.13(b)).

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    (4)     All costs payable to the Authority may be set off by it against any compensation awarded or costs payable to the claimant.

    (5)     All costs payable to the claimant may be recovered by the claimant from the Authority in the same manner as the compensation awarded.

S. 92 amended by No. 91/1994
s. 21(d), repealed by No. 52/1998
s. 311(Sch. 1 item 47.14).

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S. 93 amended by No. 91/1994
s. 21(a), repealed by No. 52/1998
s. 311(Sch. 1 item 47.14).

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S. 94 amended by No. 91/1994
s. 21(a).



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