Inner Bank Titles Act
- Commenced on 24 July 1914
- [This is the version of this document at 31 December 2016 and includes any amendments published up to 31 December 2017.]
- [Note: This version of the Act was revised and consolidated by the Law Development Commission of Zimbabwe]
1. Short titleThis Act may be cited as the Inner Bank Titles Act [Chapter 20:09].
2. Original grants. Boundary to centre of streamIn all cases in which under grant from the British South Africa Company to any person a boundary of any land granted prior to the 24th July, 1914, is described in the grant or diagram attached thereto as being the “inner bank” of any river or stream, such land shall be deemed to have been granted up to the centre of the said river or stream, and shall be deemed to be bounded on that side by the centre of the said river or stream.
3. Subsequent undivided transfersAny subsequent transfer of land the boundary of which is so described under one undivided transfer shall be deemed to have conveyed the land up to the centre of the river or stream mentioned as a boundary in the grant or diagram, and to have vested the ownership of the land as thus bounded in the holder of the title to the land.
4. Amendment of diagramWhere any land to which section two applies is held by virtue of a grant or undivided transfer or continuous undivided transfers, the Surveyor-General may, free of charge, amend the diagram annexed to the grant or deed of transfer of such land so that the centre of the river or stream concerned is described as the boundary instead of the inner bank thereof.
5. Provisions to apply to subdivided landIf any land originally granted as bounded by the inner bank of any river or stream has been subdivided and transfer made of any subdivision or of all the subdivisions thereof, the above-mentioned provisions shall apply to such of the subdivisions as are described as bounded by the inner bank of the river or stream mentioned in the grant or diagram attached thereto, as well as to the remaining extent of such land if so described.
6. Application of sections 2 and 3 to certain other land
7. Future grants or transfers not affectedNothing in this Act shall be taken to affect the right of the State or any other owner of land to grant or transfer the same or any portion thereof with such boundaries as may be deemed expedient.
History of this document
24 July 1914