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The NLTB currently administers 28,701 leases on native land. Of these, fifty percent (50%) are agricultural leases, thirty eight percent (38%) are residential leases, six percent (6%) consist of educational, recreational and religious leases, five percent (5%) are commercial leases and the remainingone percent (1%) is made up of industrial leases.

A) Agricultural Leases

Under this banner, the following agricultural activities are included: -

i) Cane;
ii) Rootcrops;
iii) Vegetables;
iv) Dairy Farming;
v) Beef Farming;
vi) Poultry farming; and
vii) Timber plantations.

 

Click here to Download Download Agricultural Leases application form

Duration: Under the Agricultural Landlord and Tenant Act (ALTA) Cap 270, tenants receive a thirty (30) year lease.

The Native Land Trust Act (NLTA) provides for a longer leasing period subject to the needs of the landowning unit. It must ensure that the landowners will not require to use, maintainance or support during the term of the lease.

General Requirements:

1) Fiji Sugar Corporation / Ministry of Agriculture appraisal report on property potential;
2) Five (5) year Farming Plan;
3) Locality Plan of area applied for;
4) Majority consent (> 50%) of landowners for dereservation if land is within native reserve.

B) Commercial Leases

Within this category are the following sub-classes: a) Development; b) Entertainment e.g cinemas; c) Retail and Wholesale leases; d) Tourism; e) Services such as financial institutions; and, f) Extraction leases for forest products and gravel.

Click here to Download Download Commercial Leases application form

Duration: The NLTA governs commercial leases and under this Act, a lease may have a term not exceeding ninety nine (99) years.

General Requirements:

1) FTIB or Immigration Department approvals for overseas applicants;
2) Evidence of registration if applicant is a Company;
3) Evidence of finance;
4) Five (5) year Business Plan;
5) Locality Plan of area applied for; and
6) Majority consent (> 50%) of landowners for dereservation if land is within native reserve.

Specific Requirements:
7) Environmental Impact Assessment (if necessary).

C) Industrial Leases

Heavy industrial and Light industrial are the two sub-categories here. The former includes mining and mine-related leases and leases for quarries. For the latter, the following leases, among others, are available: - assembly plants, sawmills, and textiles factories.

 

Click here to Download Download Industrial Leases application form

Duration: The NLTA governs industrial leases and under this Act, a lease may have a term not exceeding ninety-nine (99) years.

General Requirements:

1) FTIB or Immigration Department approvals for overseas applicants;
2) Evidence of registration if applicant is a Company;
3) Evidence of finance;
4) Five (5) year Business Plan;
5) Locality Plan of area applied for; and
6) Majority consent (> 50%) of landowners for dereservation is land is within native reserve.

Specific Requirements (if necessary):

7) Environmental Impact Assessment;
8) Appropriate Environmental Management System;
9) Regular monitoring of inputs and outputs;
10) Environmental Audits if required; and
11) Comprehensive rehabilitation program.

D) Residential Leases

A residential lease offered by NLTB usually has a maximum term of ninety nine (99) years. Premium and annual rent for such a lease depends, among other things, on the area of land, residential zone it belongs to, and accessibility to infrastructure, utilities and other services.




Click here to Download Download Residential Leases application form

E) Other Leases

This category is divided into the following sub-categories: a) Educational – this provides for school leases, libraries and related leases; b) Government / Local Government – embodies leases for the provision of public utilities, water catchments, inter alia; c) Recreational – includes leases for camping sites, playgrounds and other recreational spaces; d) Religious – encompasses leases for churches, mosques and temples; and e) Other – cable wayleaves, pipeline wayleaves, tramways, and easements are included here.

Click here to Download Download Other Leases application form

Duration: The NLTA governs such leases, hence, a lease may have a term not exceeding ninety-nine (99) years.

General Requirements:
1) Evidence of registration if applicant is a Company;
2) Evidence of finance;
3) Detailed description of the use of the land;
4) Locality Plan of area applied for; and
5) Majority consent (> 50%) of landowners for dereservation is land is within native reserve.

F) Concessive and Licences

i) Forest Concessive: This are issued in forest areas for specific terms wherein sustainable logging may be carried out.Royalties premium and after costs are levied for logging operations.

ii) Forest Logging Licences: This are annual logging licences for specific area issued to landowners. Outside contractors can then enter into contracts with licences landowners for logging of the licensees landowners for logging of the licenced area.

ii) Gravel/Sand/Soil Extra Licences. This is also provided for and can be issued to interested parties with royalties, premiums and other costs to be paid.

NOTE: The requirements provided above act as a guide to potential tenants. NLTB requirements may change without notice.

 

 
   
 
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