Registration of Build Eng Contract Und Act

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Registration of Building and Civil Engineering Contracting Untertakings
CHAPTER 15.07
REGISTRATION OF BUILDING AND CIVIL ENGINEERING CONTRACTING UNDERTAKINGS ACT
ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS
SECTION
1. Short title 2. Interpretation 3. Requirement of registration 4. Payment of Stamp Duty in Schedule 5. Offence 6. Penalty: continuing offence
SCHEDULE ___________
CHAPTER 15.07
REGISTRATION OF BUILDING AND CIVIL ENGINEERING CONTRACTING UNDERTAKINGS ACT
(Act 23 of 1968)
AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE REGISTRATION OF BUILDING AND CIVIL ENGINEERING CONTRACTS UNDERTAKEN IN MONTSERRAT.
Commencement
[31 December 1968]
Short title
1. This Act may be cited as the Registration of Building and Civil Engineering Contracting Undertakings Act.
Interpretation
2. In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—
“building undertaking” means the construction, alteration, repair, decoration or demolition of buildings either in whole or in part and includes the providing of water, light, heating or other services for a building;

“civil engineering contracting undertaking” means the undertaking of the construction, alteration, repair or demolition of docks, harbours, bridges, roads, viaducts, aqueducts, pipe-lines, plant foundations, cable trenches, aerodromes, piers, quays, wharves, reservoirs, sewage works, sewers, and any works of a similar nature, and includes work for providing water, light, heating or other services for any of these works.
Requirement of registration
3. (1) No person shall carry out any building undertaking or civil engineering contracting undertaking, unless there is in force an agreement completed between the parties for the construction of such undertaking: Provided that the provisions of this subsection shall not apply where the cost of the construction of such undertaking is less than $10,000.
(2) Every such agreement must be registered by the contractor in duplicate in accordance with the provisions of the Registration and Records Act.
(3) The provisions of this Act shall not apply to any building undertaking or civil engineering contracting undertaking agreement entered into by or on behalf of the Crown.
Payment of Stamp Duty in Schedule
4. (1) There shall be charged for the use of Her Majesty, Her Heirs and Successors upon any agreement specified in the Schedule to this Act, the stamp duty in the said Schedule specified and on other duty.
(2) All moneys realised within Montserrat in respect of stamp duty shall be paid into the Treasury for the use of Montserrat.
Offence
5. Any person who acts in contravention of or fails to comply with any of the provisions of this Act shall be guilty of an offence against this Act.
Penalty: continuing offence
6. Any person who commits an offence against this Act shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding $500, and in the case of a continuing offence to a further fine of $10 in respect of each day on which the offence continues after conviction.
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SCHEDULE
Where the amount of the agreement for any building undertaking or civil engineering contracting undertaking—
exceeds $10,000 …………………………… ¼ of 1% __________






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