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LIMITATION ACT 1969

- As at 17 May 2017
- Act 31 of 1969

TABLE OF PROVISIONS

           Long Title

   PART 1 - PRELIMINARY

   1.      Name of Act and commencement
   2.      Construction
           3, 4. (Repealed)
   5.      Saving
   6.      Transitional provisions
   6A.     No limitation period for child abuse actions
   7.      Other limitations
   8.      Saving of specified enactments
   9.      Acquiescence etc
   10.     The Crown
   11.     Definitions
   11A.    Notes

   PART 2 - PERIODS OF LIMITATION AND RELATED MATTERS

           Division 1 - Preliminary

   12.     Relationship to Part 3
   13.     More than one bar

           Division 2 - General

   14.     General
   14A.    Frustrated contract
   14B.    Defamation
   15.     Accounts
   16.     Deed
   17.     Judgment
   18.     Penalty and forfeiture
   18A.    Personal injury
   19.     Compensation to relatives
   20.     Arbitral award
   21.     Successive wrongs to goods
   22.     Shipping
   23.     Equitable relief
   24.     Arrears of income
   25.     Relief against forfeiture of lease
   26.     Contribution between tort-feasors

           Division 3 - Land

   27.     General
   28.     Accrual-dispossession or discontinuance
   29.     Accrual-deceased in possession
   30.     Accrual-grantor in possession
   31.     Accrual-future interests
   32.     Forfeiture and breach of condition
   33.     Rent wrongly paid
   34.     Tenancies
   35.     Landlord and Tenant (Amendment) Act 1948
   36.     Equitable interest
   37.     Settled land
   38.     Adverse possession
   39.     Formal entry and claim

           Division 4 - Mortgages

   40.     Mortgage under Real Property Act 1900
   41.     Redemption
   42.     Action for principal, possession or foreclosure
   43.     Action for interest
   44.     Adjustment of interest
   45.     Power of sale etc
   46.     Mortgage of ship

           Division 5 - Trusts

   47.     Fraud and conversion; trust property
   48.     Breach of trust
   49.     Accrual-future interest
   50.     Beneficiaries other than the plaintiff

           Division 6 - Personal injury actions

   50A.    Application of Division-kinds of causes of action
   50B.    Definitions
   50C.    Limitation period for personal injury actions
   50D.    Date cause of action is discoverable
   50E.    Special limitation period for minors injured by close relatives
   50F.    Effect of disability on limitation period

   PART 3 - POSTPONEMENT OF THE BAR

           Division 1 - General

   51.     Ultimate bar

           Division 2 - Disability, confirmation, fraud and mistake

   52.     Disability
   53.     Notice to proceed
   54.     Confirmation
   55.     Fraud and deceit
   56.     Mistake

           Division 2A - Defamation

   56A.    Extension of limitation period by court
   56B.    Effect of order
   56C.    Costs
   56D.    Prior expiry of limitation period

           Division 3 - Personal injury cases arising before 2002 amendments

              Subdivision 1 - Discovery

   57.     Purpose of this Subdivision
   57A.    This Subdivision applies only to old causes of action
   57B.    Interpretation
   58.     Ordinary action
   59.     Surviving action
   60.     Compensation to relatives

              Subdivision 2 - Secondary limitation period

   60A.    Purpose of this Subdivision
   60B.    Subdivision applies only to new causes of action
   60C.    Ordinary action (including surviving action)
   60D.    Compensation to relatives
   60E.    Matters to be considered by court

              Subdivision 3 - Discretionary extension for latent injury etc

   60F.    Purpose of this Subdivision
   60G.    Ordinary action (including surviving action)
   60H.    Compensation to relatives
   60I.    Matters to be considered by court
   60J.    Operation of this Subdivision

              Subdivision 4 - General

   60K.    Effect of order
   60L.    Costs
   60M.    Prior expiry of limitation period or extinction of right
   61.     Prior bar ineffective
   62.     Evidence

           Division 4 - Personal injury cases arising after 2002 amendments

   62A.    Extension of 12 year long-stop limitation period
   62B.    Matters to be considered in determining application for extension of 12 year long-stop limitation period
   62C.    Special provisions for compensation to relatives action
   62D.    Extension of limitation period where irrational failure to bring action for minor
   62E.    Costs
   62F.    Effect of expiry of limitation period prior to extension

   PART 4 - MISCELLANEOUS

           Division 1 - Extinction of right and title

   63.     Debt, damages etc
   64.     Account
   65.     Property
   66.     Instrument under Real Property Act
   67.     Future interest in land
   68.     Possessory lien
   68A.    Extinction of right or title must be alleged in proceedings

           Division 2 - Arbitration

   69.     Interpretation
   70.     Application of this Act
   71.     Accrual
   72.     Commencement
   73.     Extension of limitation period

           Division 3 - General

   74.     Set off etc
   75.     Joint right
   76.     Joint liability
   77.     Rules of Court
   78.     Characterisation of limitation laws
           SCHEDULE 1
           Schedule 3 (Repealed)
           SCHEDULE 4
           SCHEDULE 5


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