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Magistrates Court Civil Jurisdiction Monetary Limits Rules 2009(  Statutory Instrument 21 of 2009)

  Statutory Instrument 21 of 2009.

Magistrates Court Civil Jurisdiction Monetary Limits Rules 2009

IT is hereby notified that the Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs, in terms of section 73 of the Magistrates Court Act [Chapter 7:10], has made the following rules:—

  1. Title

These rules may be cited as the Magistrates Court (Civil Jurisdiction) (Monetary Limits) Rules, 2008.

2.     Civil jurisdiction of the magistrate court

The amounts prescribed for the purposes of the provisions of the Act described in the first and second columns of the Schedule shall be the. amounts specified opposite thereto in the third column.

3.      Repeal

The Magistrates Court (Civil Jurisdiction) (Monetary Limits) Rules, 2008, published in Statutory Instrument 142 of 2008, are repealed.

  SCHEDULE (Section 2) MONETARY LIMITS. OF JURISDICTION  
Section Nature of matter Jurisdiction

US$

11(1)(b)(i) Cases founded on liquid documents 1 000,00
11(l)(b)(ii) Actions for delivery or transfer of movable or immovable  
  property: maximum value of property 2 000,00
11(1)(b)(iii) Actions of ejectment: maximum value of right of occupation 2 000,00
11(1)(b)(iv) Other actions: maximum value of claim or matter in dispute . 2 000,00
12(3)(a) Order of arrest tamquamsuspectus de fuga: minimum amount  
  of cause of action 50,00
12(3)(b) Order of arrest tamquam suspectus de fuga: minimum amount  
  by which applicant’s security must fall short of amount of debt 50,00
13 Order of attachment which applicant’s security must fall short  
  of amount of debt 50,00
13 Order of attachment of person property to found or confirm  
  jurisdiction : minimum amount of claim or value of matter in dispute 50,00
14(1)(d)* Order for rendering of account: maximum amount of claim para (a) of claim proviso 2 000,00
14(1)(d)* Order for delivery or transfer of property, movable para (b) of or  
  immovable maximum value of property . 2 000,00
Note by Law Reviser

* Should read -

14(1)(d)        Order for rendering of account: maximum amount of claim para (a) of proviso

14(1)(d)         Order for delivery or transfer of property, movable or immovable

2 000,00
para (b)         maximum value of property . of: proviso 2 000,00

 

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