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Duchy of Lancaster Act 1808

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VISurveyor General may, with the Consent of the Treasury, purchase Leases of Premises for the Public Service.

Provided always, and be it further enacted, That it shall be lawful for the said Surveyor General, with the Approbation of and by the Direction of the Lord High Treasurer or Commissioners of the Treasury for the Time being, or any Three of them, to contract and agree with any Body or Bodies Politick or Corporate, or Person or Persons holding any Messuages, Lands, Premises, Tenements, or Hereditaments belonging to the Crown, for the Surrender of any Lease thereof, or to purchase and buy up any Lease, or the Remainder of any Term of any Lease of any Messuages, Lands, Premises, Tenements, or Hereditaments belonging to the Crown, which may be convenient for the publick Service, and may, by any Three or more of the Commissioners of the Treasury for the Time being, be deemed eligible to be purchased or bought up, and to pay the Consideration agreed to be paid for such Surrender or Purchase to the Body or Bodies, or Person or Persons entitled thereto, out of any Money arising from any Sales heretofore made, and which may be verted in the Bank or England in the Three Pounds per Centum Consolidated Bank Annuities, or which may hereafter arise from any Sale of any Property belonging to the Crown, under this Act, or the said recited Acts as aforesaid.

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