Types of Lease

The TLTB currently administers 35,586 leases on iTaukei land. Of these there are 14,137 Agricultural, 1612 Commercial, 501 Educational, 392 Forestry, 455 Government, 550 Industrial, 1,013 Other, 16.503 Residential, 256 Tourism and 167 Water/Mineral.

Under this banner, the following agricultural activities

are included: -
i)  Cane;
ii) Rootcrops;
iii) Vegetables;
iv) Dairy Farming;
v) Beef Farming;
vi) Poultry farming; and
vii) Timber plantations.

Duration:

Under the Agricultural Landlord and Tenant Act (ALTA) Cap 270, tenants receive a thirty (30) year lease. The iTaukei Land Trust Act (NLTA) provides for a longer leasing period subject to the needs of the landowning unit. It must ensure that the landowners will not require to use, maintainance or support during the term of the lease.

General Requirements:
1) Fiji Sugar Corporation / Ministry of Agriculture appraisal report on property potential;
2) Five (5) year Farming Plan;
3) Locality Plan of area applied for;
4) Majority consent (> 50%) of landowners for dereservation if land is within native reserve.

Download Agricultural Lease Application Form

Within this category are the following sub-classes:

a) Development;
b) Entertainment e.g cinemas;
c) Retail and Wholesale leases;
d) Tourism;
e) Services such as financial institutions; and,
f)  Extraction leases for forest products and gravel.

Duration:

The TLTA (formerly known as NLTA) governs commercial leases and under this Act, a lease may have a term not exceeding ninety nine (99) years.

General Requirements:
1) FTIB or Immigration Department approvals for overseas applicants;
2) Evidence of registration if applicant is a Company;
3) Evidence of finance;
4) Five (5) year Business Plan;
5) Locality Plan of area applied for; and
6) Majority consent (> 50%) of landowners for dereservation if land is within native reserve.

Specific Requirements:
7) Environmental Impact Assessment (if necessary).

Download Commercial Lease Application Form

Heavy industrial and Light industrial are the two sub-categories here. The former includes mining and mine-related leases and leases for quarries. For the latter, the following leases, among others, are available: – assembly plants, sawmills, and textiles factories.

Duration:

The NLTA governs industrial leases and under this Act, a lease may have a term not exceeding ninety-nine (99) years.

General Requirements:
1) FTIB or Immigration Department approvals for overseas applicants;
2) Evidence of registration if applicant is a Company;
3) Evidence of finance;
4) Five (5) year Business Plan;
5) Locality Plan of area applied for; and
6) Majority consent (> 50%) of landowners for dereservation is land is within native reserve.

Specific Requirements (if necessary):
7) Environmental Impact Assessment;
8) Appropriate Environmental Management System;
9) Regular monitoring of inputs and outputs;
10) Environmental Audits if required; and
11) Comprehensive rehabilitation program.

Download Industrial Lease Application Form

A residential lease offered by NLTB usually has a maximum term of ninety nine (99) years. Premium and annual rent for such a lease depends, among other things, on the area of land, residential zone it belongs to, and accessibility to infrastructure, utilities and other services.

Download Residential Lease Application Form

Background

The Tourism Department actually got off the ground at the beginning of 2005 after the Board’s approval the year before. The approval was granted due to a number of reasons especially with the intentions of ensuring consistency and uniformity in our lease conditions together with the aim of maximizing returns to landowners and most importantly delighting customers with our service delivery.

The Tourism Department consists of two (2) teams headed by the Manager Tourism Department:

  • Tourism Department – South West Region, Nadi

This team looks after the Western part of Viti Levu including the Mamanuca Group and the Yasawa Group.

Senior Estate Officer – Penaia Racule (pracule@tltb.com.fj), Estate Officer – Peni Qalo (pqalo@tltb.com.fj), Estate Officer – Peceli Kiliraki (pkiliraki@tltb.com.fj), Trainee Estate Assistant – Naikata Uliana (nuliana@tltb.com.fj), Personal Assistant – Sikiti Sawau (ssawau@tltb.com.fj)
Phone: (679) 6723 771

  • Tourism Department – Head Office, Suva

This team looks after the Central/Eastern Region and the Northern Region which includes, Macuata, Bua, Cakaudrove, Kadavu, Beqa, Tailevu, Naitasiri, Serua/Namosi, the Lau Group and Lomaiviti.

Estate Officer – Ella Chambers (echambers@tltb.com.fj), Client Relations Officer – Isoa Tuwai (ituwai@tltb.com.fj)
Phone: (679) 3312 733

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i) Forest Concessive: This are issued in forest areas for specific terms wherein sustainable logging may be carried out.Royalties premium and after costs are levied for logging operations.

ii) Forest Logging Licences: This are annual logging licences for specific area issued to landowners. Outside contractors can then enter into contracts with licences landowners for logging of the licensees landowners for logging of the licenced area.

iii) Gravel/Sand/Soil Extra Licences: This is also provided for and can be issued to interested parties with royalties, premiums and other costs to be paid.

NOTE: The requirements provided above act as a guide to potential tenants. NLTB requirements may change without notice.

This category is divided into the following sub-categories:
a) Educational – this provides for school leases, libraries and related leases;
b) Government / Local Government – embodies leases for the provision of public utilities, water catchments, inter alia;
c) Recreational – includes leases for camping sites, playgrounds and other recreational spaces;
d) Religious – encompasses leases for churches, mosques and temples; and
e) Other – cable wayleaves, pipeline wayleaves, tramways, and easements are included here.

Duration:

The NLTA governs such leases, hence, a lease may have a term not exceeding ninety-nine (99) years.

General Requirements:
1) Evidence of registration if applicant is a Company;
2) Evidence of finance;
3) Detailed description of the use of the land;
4) Locality Plan of area applied for; and
5) Majority consent (> 50%) of landowners for dereservation is land is within native reserve.

Download Other Leases Application Form

Lease Application is received at the counter or through mails with all relevant documents produced. (Application Forms are also available online).

  • Application is thoroughly screened by Counter Service Clerk.
  • Referred to Technical Team to determine any conflicting interest.
  • If no conflicting interest, Estate Officer (EO) gives OK for Cashier to receipt payment of lease application fee.
  • EO responsible conducts necessary inspection and consultation.
  • Precis and recommendation is completed by the Inspecting Officer for SEO approval.
  • Case File is created in Landsoft by Estate Assistant (EA).
  • Lease Offer is printed and signed by Manager or Senior Estate Officer (SEO).
  • Lease Offer is hand-delivered or sent by registered mail.
  • Team for Bring Up lease offer for 8 weeks.
  • Lease Offer is fully paid.
  • Lessee executes relevant lease document.
  • Manager executes lease documents.
  • Set of lease documents sent for stamping and/or registration via Legal Department.
  • Stamped and/or registered lease document is released to tenant/lessee.