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People To Abide By Lease Agreement

The public must follow the terms of a lease agreement, says concerned tenant Meli Naivalu, 60, during the iTaukei Land Trust Board consultations in Koronubu, Ba yesterday. His concern was
24 Jul 2015 12:04
People To Abide By Lease Agreement
Landowners to register in VKB

The public must follow the terms of a lease agreement, says

concerned tenant Meli Naivalu, 60, during the iTaukei Land Trust Board consultations in Koronubu, Ba yesterday.

His concern was regarding the previous lease-holder ploughing two acress of his total 40-acre property.

“Despite writing notices for him to stay off my land this man keeps coming and ploughing through my land,” he said.

“The matter has caused trouble with the turaga ni mataqali.”

TLTB deputy general manager Solomoni Nata agreed with Mr Naivalu’s concern and said this was a clear case of trespassing.

“Legally tenants have exclusive possession, which are the terms of the lease. If you are coming uninvited, you are trespassing, and that can be reported to the Police.”

He said any breaches of lease terms needed to be referred to the TLTB.

“We don’t want anyone taking the law in their hands; any breach of the lease agreement is our business to enforce.”

 

Landowners to register in VKB

The TLTB is concerned about the registration of iTaukei landowners in the Vola Ni Kawa Bula (VKB).

Deputy general manager Solomoni Nata stressed this point during the public consultations in Koronubu, Ba.

“This is one of the hiccups we are facing, and its due to issues such as different names in peoples birth certificates which doesn’t match the VKB,”he said.

“We need these to be ratified before we register them because we base our distribution from the VKB data base.”

He said there were more than 300,000 landowners who were not registered in the VKB.

 

West highest in lease arrears

TLTB deputy general manager Solomoni Nata said the western division had the highest number of unpaid lease arrears.

He said this during a public consultation in Koronubu,Ba yesterday.

“The Western Division has about 50 per cent in unpaid lease arrears,” he said.

“This is because the majority of the leases are in the West specifically for the cane field leases.”

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