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Government resumes allocations of Crown Land for residential purposes
Published on February 9, 2013 Email To Friend    Print Version

Effective February 7, 2013, Lands Division, Attorney General’s Chambers of the Turks and Caicos Islands government has resumed the allocation of Crown Land for residential purposes. The announced resumption is accompanied by a call by the Crown Land Unit for applications for the purchase of 104 parcels of land in Providenciales.

These parcels, which range in sizes of between 0.22 and 0.38 of an acre and are priced at between $13,050 and $18,000, are being made available for sale for residential development only. The lot sizes are consistent with the new guidelines on the size of residential allotment of crown lands.

These first allocations, under “Residential Scheme No. PLS001”, are being made available in Northwest and North Central Providenciales, adjacent and to the immediate west of the Millennium Heights Housing Development.

Allocations are being made on a first come, first served basis and completed application forms MUST be accompanied by:

• Proof of Turks and Caicos Islander status

• Proof of age

• Proof of payment of the non-refundable application fee of US$100

The allocation of crown land was discontinued in 2008, just prior to the suspension of the TCI Constitution in August 2009, following allegations of widespread misappropriation of Crown Land assets. The resumption of Crown Land allocations are being made in line with new policies regarding land administration and in accordance with the new Crown Land Ordinance 2012. A TCI Belonger discount of 25 percent of the open market value has also been applied.

Prospective applicants are being asked to note, that ONLY applicants, who have never received an allocation of Crown Land; who are Belongers aged 21 and over are eligible to apply. Applications close on Thursday 28 February 2013 at 4:00pm.

If there are more applications than parcels available, selections will be made by open ballot.

Potential applicants may collect an application form from any of the offices of the Crown Land Unit in Grand Turk and Providenciales, or the Offices of the District Commissioner on North Caicos, Middle Caicos, South Caicos and Salt Cay. Forms may also be downloaded from the Crown Land Unit Website:
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