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Frequent Asked Questions


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1. What kind of products does TLTB offer?
  • Land for Leasing in Tourism, Agriculture, Residential, Mining, Commerce, etc.)
  • License for Filming, Gravel Extraction and Logging
  • Landowners Advice on Investment
2. Where are the TLTB offices located?
Regional Offices - Suva, Nadi, Lautoka and Labasa.
Sub-Regional Offices – Nausori, Korovou, Rakiraki, Ba, Sigatoka, Savusavu.
 
3. What do I have to do if I want a land to build a house or for farming?
For a house you need to apply for a residential lease using a non-agriculture lease application form. For agriculture, you need to apply for an agriculture leases using the agriculture lease application form. You need to look at the available land listings from any TLTB offices around the country or TLTB website before you can apply. 

4. How do I go about obtaining a lease?
The steps to take are as follows:
  • Fill the Lease Application Form.
  • Get all the requirements in order.
  • Pay for your application fee, attach the receipt with the application together with all the requirements needed and lodge it at any TLTB Office around the country.
  • TLTB will verify your application, consult the landowners, obtain the consent, work on the prĂ©cis (assess the value, land area, land use) recommendation for de-reservation if it is outside reserve, issue of lease offer, tenant to pay within six weeks, issuance of lease document by TLTB, tenant to survey (chose from the list of Panel of Surveyors), TLTB will give Surveying Instruction, after survey TLTB will give lease titles, then registration of titles at the Titles Office.
  • Issuance of titles to the applicant.
5. What are the requirements I need to provide for my lease application?
This will depend on the type of lease you are applying for. There are two major types of lease that you can apply for: (i) Agricultural Lease and (ii) Non-Agricultural Lease.
 
  1. Agricultural Leases Requirements:
  • Applicant must submit completed application form;
  • Personal ID Cards (FNPF, Driver’s License, etc.)
  • TIN Letter or Joint Card;
  • Birth Certificate;
  • Investment Fiji (FIRC) and the Department of Immigration approvals (for overseas applicants only);
  • Evidence of registration (if the applicant is a company);
  • 6 Months Bank Statement;
  • Evidence of income, period of employment, business projections and cash flow;
  • Five-year Farm Plan;
  • Locality Plan of area applied for;
  • Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) Report;
  • An appraisal report from the Fiji Sugar Corporation (FSC) for cane or the Ministry of Agriculture for the development potential of the applied area;
  • Majority consent (60 percent) of landowners aged 18 years and above for de-reservation if land is within itaukei/native reserve.
 ii. Non-Agricultural Lease Requirements:
  •  Fully completed details in the TLTB application forms;
  • Landowner – majority consent (60%) of members over the age of 18 years;
  • Project Proposal with a 5 (five) year business plan, marketing strategies, locality diagram.
  • Feasibility Study (If applicable)
  • Environmental  Impact Assessment & Social Impact Assessment (if applicable)
  • Evidence of Finance: sources of bankers, referees;
  • Company details (Registration of Companies – Fiji), (If applicable)
  • Applicable Fees (minimum)
7. How long does it take for my lease to be approved?
It takes about six weeks.

8. How much will it cost me to pay for my lease?
It depends on a number of factors like location, total area, access to roads, electricity, water, etc.

9. Do you have on-line applications?
Yes.

10. Where can I apply for a lease?
Any of the TLTB offices in Suva, Sigatoka, Nadi, Lautoka, Ba, Korovou, Labasa and Savusavu.

11. What is the process when lodging lease applications?
  1. Application is thoroughly screened by Counter Service Clerk. Applications?
  2. Referred to Technical Team to determine any conflicting interest.
  3. If no conflicting interest, Estate Officer (EO) gives OK for Cashier to receipt payment of lease application fee.
  4. EO responsible conducts necessary inspection and consultation.
  5. Precis and recommendation is completed by the Inspecting Officer for SEO approval.
  6. Case File is created in Landsoft by Estate Assistant (EA).
  7. Lease Offer is printed and signed by Manager or Senior Estate Officer (SEO).
  8. Team for Bring Up lease offer for 8 weeks.
  9. Lease Offer is fully paid.
  10. Lessee executes relevant lease document.
  11. Manager executes lease documents.
  12. Set of lease documents sent for stamping and/or registration via Legal Department.
  13. Stamped and/or registered lease document is released to tenant/lessee
12. Attached is the CGT certificate.  Does this mean that I can change the details from my late           husband and father in law's names to my children's names according to the CGT?
  1. Record will be updated once transfer is stamped and registered.Process for Transfer.
  2. Email [email protected] for more info.
13. How to access receipts for online payments,
  1. Receipt cannot be generated for all payments received via below:
  2. Online Payment
  3. Bank Deposits
  4. Outlet payments
  5. Tenant will have to check online (Kiosk) or request for their updated statement once the payment is taken up in the system.
14  How to register to access Self Service Kiosk Portal
  1. Send a request to [email protected]
  2. Ensure to include lease account number in the email
15.  How much will it cost me to apply for the residential lease?
  1. Checkout Schedule of Fees on the TLTB Website>Under Payment Options> Schedule of Fees
16.  Procedure for issueing lease on rent?
  • Clear all arrears on land
  • Visit nearest TLTB Office and ask for consent to sublease.
  • Prepare a fee of $109.00 per house to sublease.
17.  How to check for available Leases
  • Advertised in the Fiji Sun last week of existing month and first week of the following month.
  • On the TLTB Website (www.tltb.com.fj)  under land Products> Available Land for Leasing
  • Email [email protected] for more info
18.  For online and outlet lease rental payments. How long does it take for payments to be updated            in the TLTB System.
  • ANZ finance updated after a week
  • ANZ Trust within 24hours
  • MH payments 2 days
  • Post Fiji weekly to fortnight.
  • BSP daily
  • Westpac daily
  • Ensure to include lease account number for efficient process.  
19.  How often are the lease statements generated
  • Lease Statements are generated twice a year on the 1st of January and again on 1st June
20.  My land is on Agreement for Lease for 50 years. Do banks give housing loan on this?
  • To liase with the bank as they a in a better position to answer.
21.  How I can extend my lease from 50 to 99 years.
       Please note that all requests for extending leases to 99 will first have to survey their lease from the approved         panel of surveyors attached by the iTaukei Land Trust Board. Survey Instructions form also attached (to be             completed in triplicate), and is available at any TLTB office outlet for you and your surveyor to grant consent         from the board's approval before surveying.
       Once survey approved than you will have to write a formal letter to TLTB manager in your area of operation           (Nadi, etc), requesting a 99 year lease.

22.  What happens if I lose my title? What do I need to do?
  1. Visit TLTB Office for a Provisional Copy. Requirements include
  • Birth Certificate
  • Police Report
  • ID’s
  • Statutory Declaration of how did the title was misplaced
  • For Registered leases the fee is $575.00
  • For Non Registered (AFL-not surveyed land) or IOT Leases the fee is $272.00
23.  During times of hardships, can the rental be waived?
  1. No. Rental cannot be waived. However arrangements for installment can be negotiated.
  2. Visit the nearest TLTB office and request for assistance
  3. Or email [email protected] for assistance
24.  How to check for lease offer letter progress.
  1. Send an email to [email protected] and ensure the following is included in your request. For quicker response.
  • Lease Applicant's Name
  • Lease Application Case No.
  • Lease Application Receipt No.

 
 

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