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Irish Land Act 1903

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53Limitation on advances in certain cases

Notwithstanding anything in the Land Purchase Acts imposing a limit on advances the following provisions shall have effect:—

(1)If the tenancy in a holding was created after the first day of January in the year nineteen hundred and one an advance in respect of the purchase of the holding shall not, together with the amount (if any) of any previous advance under the Land Purchase Acts then unrepaid by the purchaser, exceed five hundred pounds: Provided that, in the case of a holding situate in an administrative county, or in a riding of any such county, which does not comprise a congested districts county, the said limitation may, subject to the other limitations in the Land Purchase Acts, be exceeded where the Land Commission consider that a larger advance may be sanctioned to any purchaser without prejudice to the wants and circumstances of other persons residing in the neighbourhood: Provided also that this section shall not apply to the case of a former tenant, or a person nominated by the Land Commission as his personal representative, purchasing his former holding, or part thereof, or to the case of a tenancy created by the Congested Districts Board.

(2)No advance under the Land Purchase Acts shall be sanctioned by the Land Commission to any one purchaser of land held under a letting made by any Court, or Judge, exceeding the sum of one thousand pounds, save where the land is resold to the vendor of an estate : Provided that the limit in this subsection may, where the Land Commission consider it expedient under the circumstances mentioned in the preceding subsection, be extended to two thousand pounds.

(3)Nothing in this section shall affect any estate as to which a request by the Land Judge issued to the Land Commission under the said section forty prior to the passing of this Act.

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