Legal Framework

The Department of Lands derives its mandate from:

  • The Land Act, Cap. 57:01;
  • The Registered Land Act, Cap. 58:01;
  • The Lands Acquisition Act, Cap. 58:04;
  • The Adjudication of Titles Act, Cap. 58:05;
  • The Customary land (Development) Act, Cap. 59:01;
  • The Local Land Boards Act, Cap. 59:02; and
  • The Deeds Registration Act, Cap. 58:02.

These laws empower the Minister Responsible for Land Matters to administer and control land in Malawi.