Live on agricultural land? Yes you can!

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Indeed, following the amendment of the "Sugar Efficiency Act" in 2005, the owners of agricultural land in Mauritius not exceeding 2.75 arpents (or one hectare), are eligible to convert it. in residential land, without the need land conversion permit.

Who is eligible?

Subject to prior possession of the land by September 30, 2005, you are eligible for residential construction. However, there are very specific criteria to be met.
This transition will only take place if your land is within the permitted development limits, and is not covered by an irrigation zone. The land must also be located in "a region where development is permissible in accordance with a development plan" or in a place where there is a development plan.

This transition will only take place if your land is within the permitted development limits, and is not covered by an irrigation zone. The land must also be located in "a region where development is permissible in accordance with a development plan" or in a place where there is a development plan.

The advantages

You are exempt from the payment of any parcelling costs, land transfer tax, capital tax (capital gain tax) as well as transcription costs.

If you want to sell your land, you can, after receiving a letter of intent from the Morcellement Board. The latter will confirm the possibility of belly against payment, subject to conditions.

Looking forward to build on agricultural land? Here’s what you need to do...

The construction permit is an administrative document that gives you the means to start a construction project in compliance with the town planning rules in force.

You will have to provide:

  • A copy of ownership title deed
  • 3 series of plans, preferably on an A4 or A3 sheet, drawn to a metric scale and signed by a professional
  • The surface area of ​​the site and a detailed calculation for the insurance of the Subdivision
  • The structural details submitted including the layout of the foundations
  • Details of the frame for each floor, stairs, basement, septic tank or other water evacuation system
  • Engineer’s certificate in the case of construction with more than 2 floors or spans exceeding 5 m
  • Authorization from CEB, CWA / WMA
  • Copy of identity card

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