52 Bible Verses about Property & Land.

Deuteronomy 27:17

‘Cursed is he who moves his neighbor’s boundary mark.’ And all the people shall say, ‘Amen.’

Psalm 24:1

The earth is the LORD’S, and all it contains, The world, and those who dwell in it.

Exodus 9:29

Moses said to him, “As soon as I go out of the city, I will spread out my hands to the LORD; the thunder will cease and there will be hail no longer, that you may know that the earth is the LORD’S.

Psalm 33:5

He loves righteousness and justice; The earth is full of the lovingkindness of the LORD.

1 Corinthians 10:26

FOR THE EARTH IS THE LORD’S, AND ALL IT CONTAINS.

Genesis 2:15

Then the LORD God took the man and put him into the garden of Eden to cultivate it and keep it.

Psalm 8:6

You make him to rule over the works of Your hands; You have put all things under his feet,

Psalm 115:16

The heavens are the heavens of the LORD, But the earth He has given to the sons of men.

Genesis 12:6-7

Abram passed through the land as far as the site of Shechem, to the oak of Moreh. Now the Canaanite was then in the land. The LORD appeared to Abram and said, “To your descendants I will give this land ” So he built an altar there to the LORD who had appeared to him.

Genesis 13:14-17

The LORD said to Abram, after Lot had separated from him, “Now lift up your eyes and look from the place where you are, northward and southward and eastward and westward; for all the land which you see, I will give it to you and to your descendants forever. “I will make your descendants as the dust of the earth, so that if anyone can number the dust of the earth, then your descendants can also be numbered. read more.

Genesis 15:7

And He said to him, “I am the LORD who brought you out of Ur of the Chaldeans, to give you this land to possess it.”

Genesis 17:8

“I will give to you and to your descendants after you, the land of your sojournings, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I will be their God.”

Genesis 50:24

Joseph said to his brothers, “I am about to die, but God will surely take care of you and bring you up from this land to the land which He promised on oath to Abraham, to Isaac and to Jacob.”

Exodus 6:8

‘I will bring you to the land which I swore to give to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and I will give it to you for a possession; I am the LORD.'”

Deuteronomy 6:10-11

“Then it shall come about when the LORD your God brings you into the land which He swore to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, to give you, great and splendid cities which you did not build, and houses full of all good things which you did not fill, and hewn cisterns which you did not dig, vineyards and olive trees which you did not plant, and you eat and are satisfied,

Deuteronomy 31:20-21

“For when I bring them into the land flowing with milk and honey, which I swore to their fathers, and they have eaten and are satisfied and become prosperous, then they will turn to other gods and serve them, and spurn Me and break My covenant. “Then it shall come about, when many evils and troubles have come upon them, that this song will testify before them as a witness (for it shall not be forgotten from the lips of their descendants); for I know their intent which they are developing today, before I have brought them into the land which I swore.”

Judges 2:1

Now the angel of the LORD came up from Gilgal to Bochim And he said, “I brought you up out of Egypt and led you into the land which I have sworn to your fathers; and I said, ‘I will never break My covenant with you,

Exodus 3:8

“So I have come down to deliver them from the power of the Egyptians, and to bring them up from that land to a good and spacious land, to a land flowing with milk and honey, to the place of the Canaanite and the Hittite and the Amorite and the Perizzite and the Hivite and the Jebusite.

Leviticus 20:24

‘Hence I have said to you, “You are to possess their land, and I Myself will give it to you to possess it, a land flowing with milk and honey ” I am the LORD your God, who has separated you from the peoples.

Numbers 14:7-8

and they spoke to all the congregation of the sons of Israel, saying, “The land which we passed through to spy out is an exceedingly good land. “If the LORD is pleased with us, then He will bring us into this land and give it to us–a land which flows with milk and honey.

Joshua 5:6

For the sons of Israel walked forty years in the wilderness, until all the nation, that is, the men of war who came out of Egypt, perished because they did not listen to the voice of the LORD, to whom the LORD had sworn that He would not let them see the land which the LORD had sworn to their fathers to give us, a land flowing with milk and honey.

Leviticus 25:34

‘But pasture fields of their cities shall not be sold, for that is their perpetual possession.

Numbers 33:53-54

and you shall take possession of the land and live in it, for I have given the land to you to possess it. ‘You shall inherit the land by lot according to your families; to the larger you shall give more inheritance, and to the smaller you shall give less inheritance. Wherever the lot falls to anyone, that shall be his. You shall inherit according to the tribes of your fathers.

Numbers 35:2-5

“Command the sons of Israel that they give to the Levites from the inheritance of their possession cities to live in; and you shall give to the Levites pasture lands around the cities. “The cities shall be theirs to live in; and their pasture lands shall be for their cattle and for their herds and for all their beasts. “The pasture lands of the cities which you shall give to the Levites shall extend from the wall of the city outward a thousand cubits around. read more.

Genesis 23:15-16

“My lord, listen to me; a piece of land worth four hundred shekels of silver, what is that between me and you? So bury your dead.” Abraham listened to Ephron; and Abraham weighed out for Ephron the silver which he had named in the hearing of the sons of Heth, four hundred shekels of silver, commercial standard.

Genesis 33:19

He bought the piece of land where he had pitched his tent from the hand of the sons of Hamor, Shechem’s father, for one hundred pieces of money.

Genesis 47:20

So Joseph bought all the land of Egypt for Pharaoh, for every Egyptian sold his field, because the famine was severe upon them. Thus the land became Pharaoh’s.

2 Samuel 24:24

However, the king said to Araunah, “No, but I will surely buy it from you for a price, for I will not offer burnt offerings to the LORD my God which cost me nothing ” So David bought the threshing floor and the oxen for fifty shekels of silver.

Proverbs 31:16

She considers a field and buys it; From her earnings she plants a vineyard.

Jeremiah 32:6-15

And Jeremiah said, “The word of the LORD came to me, saying, ‘Behold, Hanamel the son of Shallum your uncle is coming to you, saying, “Buy for yourself my field which is at Anathoth, for you have the right of redemption to buy it.”‘ “Then Hanamel my uncle’s son came to me in the court of the guard according to the word of the LORD and said to me, ‘Buy my field, please, that is at Anathoth, which is in the land of Benjamin; for you have the right of possession and the redemption is yours; buy it for yourself ‘ Then I knew that this was the word of the LORD. read more.

Matthew 27:7-10

And they conferred together and with the money bought the Potter’s Field as a burial place for strangers. For this reason that field has been called the Field of Blood to this day. Then that which was spoken through Jeremiah the prophet was fulfilled: “AND THEY TOOK THE THIRTY PIECES OF SILVER, THE PRICE OF THE ONE WHOSE PRICE HAD BEEN SET by the sons of Israel; read more.

Acts 1:18

(Now this man acquired a field with the price of his wickedness, and falling headlong, he burst open in the middle and all his intestines gushed out.

Matthew 21:33-41

“Listen to another parable. There was a landowner who PLANTED A VINEYARD AND PUT A WALL AROUND IT AND DUG A WINE PRESS IN IT, AND BUILT A TOWER, and rented it out to vine-growers and went on a journey. “When the harvest time approached, he sent his slaves to the vine-growers to receive his produce. “The vine-growers took his slaves and beat one, and killed another, and stoned a third. read more.

Mark 12:1-9

And He began to speak to them in parables: “A man PLANTED A VINEYARD AND PUT A WALL AROUND IT, AND DUG A VAT UNDER THE WINE PRESS AND BUILT A TOWER, and rented it out to vine-growers and went on a journey. “At the harvest time he sent a slave to the vine-growers, in order to receive some of the produce of the vineyard from the vine-growers. “They took him, and beat him and sent him away empty-handed. read more.

Luke 20:9-16

And He began to tell the people this parable: “A man planted a vineyard and rented it out to vine-growers, and went on a journey for a long time. “At the harvest time he sent a slave to the vine-growers, so that they would give him some of the produce of the vineyard; but the vine-growers beat him and sent him away empty-handed. “And he proceeded to send another slave; and they beat him also and treated him shamefully and sent him away empty-handed. read more.

Numbers 36:6-9

“This is what the LORD has commanded concerning the daughters of Zelophehad, saying, ‘Let them marry whom they wish; only they must marry within the family of the tribe of their father.’ “Thus no inheritance of the sons of Israel shall be transferred from tribe to tribe, for the sons of Israel shall each hold to the inheritance of the tribe of his fathers. “Every daughter who comes into possession of an inheritance of any tribe of the sons of Israel shall be wife to one of the family of the tribe of her father, so that the sons of Israel each may possess the inheritance of his fathers. read more.

Micah 2:2

They covet fields and then seize them, And houses, and take them away They rob a man and his house, A man and his inheritance.

Deuteronomy 19:14

“You shall not move your neighbor’s boundary mark, which the ancestors have set, in your inheritance which you will inherit in the land that the LORD your God gives you to possess.

Job 24:2

“Some remove the landmarks; They seize and devour flocks.

Proverbs 22:28

Do not move the ancient boundary Which your fathers have set.

Proverbs 23:10

Do not move the ancient boundary Or go into the fields of the fatherless,

Hosea 5:10

The princes of Judah have become like those who move a boundary; On them I will pour out My wrath like water.

Leviticus 25:23-28

‘The land, moreover, shall not be sold permanently, for the land is Mine; for you are but aliens and sojourners with Me. ‘Thus for every piece of your property, you are to provide for the redemption of the land. ‘If a fellow countryman of yours becomes so poor he has to sell part of his property, then his nearest kinsman is to come and buy back what his relative has sold. read more.

Ruth 4:2-9

He took ten men of the elders of the city and said, “Sit down here.” So they sat down. Then he said to the closest relative, “Naomi, who has come back from the land of Moab, has to sell the piece of land which belonged to our brother Elimelech. “So I thought to inform you, saying, ‘Buy it before those who are sitting here, and before the elders of my people If you will redeem it, redeem it; but if not, tell me that I may know; for there is no one but you to redeem it, and I am after you.'” And he said, “I will redeem it.” read more.

Hebrews 11:13-16

All these died in faith, without receiving the promises, but having seen them and having welcomed them from a distance, and having confessed that they were strangers and exiles on the earth. For those who say such things make it clear that they are seeking a country of their own. And indeed if they had been thinking of that country from which they went out, they would have had opportunity to return. read more.

Hebrews 11:8-10

By faith Abraham, when he was called, obeyed by going out to a place which he was to receive for an inheritance; and he went out, not knowing where he was going. By faith he lived as an alien in the land of promise, as in a foreign land, dwelling in tents with Isaac and Jacob, fellow heirs of the same promise; for he was looking for the city which has foundations, whose architect and builder is God.

Isaiah 65:17

“For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth; And the former things will not be remembered or come to mind.

Isaiah 66:22

“For just as the new heavens and the new earth Which I make will endure before Me,” declares the LORD, “So your offspring and your name will endure.

Revelation 21:1-2

Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth passed away, and there is no longer any sea. And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, made ready as a bride adorned for her husband.

Matthew 5:5

“Blessed are the gentle, for they shall inherit the earth.

Psalm 37:11

But the humble will inherit the land And will delight themselves in abundant prosperity.

2 Peter 3:13

But according to His promise we are looking for new heavens and a new earth, in which righteousness dwells.

Source: http://bible.knowing-jesus.com/topics/Property,-Land

GHANA LAP

Project Components

COMPONENT 1: STRENGTHENING THE POLICY, LEGAL AND REGULATORY FRAMEWORK FOR LAN ADMINISTRATION

The component will provide a platform for continued work on the legal and regulatory framework governing Land Administration and land use, building upon the accomplishments achieved under LAP I. It will support the completion of the land bill and land use and planning bill and their associated legislative instruments

COMPONENT 2: DECENTRALIZING AND IMPROVING BUSINESS AND SERVICE DELIVERY PROCESSES

This component will improve transparency and reduce the time and cost involved in delivery of services such as Deed and Title Registration and other services provided by the Land Sector Agencies.

COMPONENT 3: IMPROVED MAPS AND SPATIAL DATA FOR LAND ADMINISTRATION

This component will provide up- to- date maps and other spatial products and develop the infrastructure for collecting and sharing data and information to be used as inputs directly  or indirectly in land administration.

COMPONENT 3: HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT

The component aims to develop human resources capacity and provide logistical support
and equipment to improve service delivery. The implementing agencies are main Land Sector Agencies (LSAs), namely the Lands Commission, the Office of the Administrator of Stool Lands and the Town and Country Planning Department, Customary Land Secretariats (CLSs) and  Civil Society Coalition on Land (CICOL).

The capacity building will include training and in special cases post-graduate courses in- country. Outside-country post graduate training will be determined on a case by case and only when the course is not offered in-country. Twining arrangements between national and outside faculties will be encouraged to facilitate knowledge sharing.

Other support under this component includes, technical assistance support, particularly for the surveys, title registration and information systems. Study tours and provision of logistical support to perform statutory roles in providing efficient service to clients will also be supported. It will also involve client and public awareness programs.

The project will support the provision of Technical Assistance in the following areas: (i)
GRN; (ii) remote sensing techniques; (iii) transformation parameters and system converters
between old and new systems including conversion of analogue parcel data to digital format and digital maps from the current to the International Terrestrial Reference Framework (ITRF); (iv) business process re-engineering and automation; (v) Land Title registration; and (vi) Land Use Planning.

An organizational analysis and comprehensive capacity needs assessment of the implementing agencies will be conducted as basis for preparing Capacity Building Strategy and 3-year Human Resource Development (HRD) plans for each of the agencies. Recognized public academic and private sector institutions will also be identified for delivering of training and their capacities assessed  to ensure that they have the levels and resources required for the program.

The component will also support better working environment by way of the construction of regional lands office in Kumasi to facilitate service provision and will also provide equipment, transport and operational budget to all the regions.

Read more at https://www.ghanalap.gov.gh

Land Title Registry Made Easy

The registration of title for land in Ghana has been made easier with the intervention of the Land Administration Project (LAP) which has made it possible for owners of land to register them in all the ten regions of the country, Mr. Kofi Abakah Blankson, Senior Officer of the Project has disclosed.

He said unlike in the past when Land could only be registered in two regional capitals, Accra in the Greater Accra and Kumasi in Ashanti Region, the Land Administration Project has through the Lands Commission now opened offices and facilities for land owners and buyers to register title in all the ten regional capitals throughout the country.

Addressing Senior and Junior Staffers of the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources at an Orientation Workshop organized by the Communication and Public Outreach Outfit of the National Project Coordinating Unit (PCU) of LAP-2 in Accra, Mr. Abakah Blankson said the second phase of the Project launched in September 2011 is consolidating and strengthening the  modest gains of the first phase in removing business bottlenecks in land transactions and promoting transparency and efficiency in land administration in Ghana.

Source: https://www.ghanalap.gov.gh/index.php/news-and-events/22-land-title-registry-made-easy

Land Registration Process

NB: Always Ask for the plot number and make inquiries about the legal status of the land from Town and Country Planning Department, Lands Commission of Ghana  or use our platform for inquiries before payment.

WHAT IS LAND REGISTRATION ?

Land Registration is the recording of rights and interest in land as evidence by instruments. Instruments or deeds that could be registered include leases, sub-leases, conveyances, assignments, mortgages, gifts, tenancy agreements probate and wills, letters of administration, vesting assets, statutory declarations, power of attorney etc. in relation to land.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF REGISTERING YOUR LAND ?

1. It ensures certainty of your ownership of the land

2.It establishes your rights and interests in  the land

3. It protects your rights and interests in the land, promoting security

4. It renders you documents admissible in court

5. It minimizes land litigation

6. It enables you access credit facilities

7. It enables you invest in the land

8. It enables you develop land market and many more

TYPES OF LAND OWNERSHIP IN GHANA:

1. INDIVIDUAL/PRIVATE LANDS: these are lands owned by individuals and private entities

2. STOOL/ SKIN LANDS: these are lands under the custodianship of various chiefs

3. FAMILY LANDS: these are lands managed by Heads of families assisted by principal members of the  families.

4. STATE AND STOOL VESTED LANDS: these are lands managed by the Lands Commission

PROCEDURE TO ACQUIRE AND REGISTER LAND:
(procedure depends on the type of land involved)

NB: It is always advisable to follow due diligence to avoid being dragged into a never conclusive land disputes by ensuring that:

(a) you are dealing with the rightful owner of the land recognized by law -a quick official inquiries will do in addition to neighborhood questionings and supporting documents from claimed owner.

Ask for the plot number and make inquiries about the legal status of the land from Town and Country Planning Department, the Lands Commission of Ghana or use our platform before payment.

Do an original survey of the said parcel for the search to be sure the plan used for the search is for the exact land of interest.

(b) you engage the services of a qualified land surveyor. In Ghana, only licensed surveyors are permitted legally to undertake cadastral surveys. (we recommend Just Land Services to you for such surveys).

STEP BY STEP PROCESS

  1. Apply or negotiate with the actual owner concerned with the land.

Contact Actual Owners:

  • Individual if private land
  • Chief if Skin/stool Land
  • Family Head and Principal members if family land
  • Lands Commission if State and stool Vested Lands
  1. Three copies of the document executed between the actual owner and the applicant to be submitted to Lands commission.

If state/stool vested Lands you would be invited to complete application form (form 5) and questionnaire with two (2) passport size pictures.

  1. A solicitor of the supreme court (i.e. a practicing lawyer) must sign the back of each copy with his stamp duly affixed.

If state/stool vested Lands the Lands Commission gives approval, if a plot is available.

  1. Each copy of the document must have a site plan attached. Two extra site plans, making five (5) in all must accompany the documents.

If state/stool vested Lands the Lands Commission you pay the requisite fees and charges

  1. The back of the site plans are to be endorsed by both the chief(lessor) /seller and the applicant (lessee)/buyer.

If state/stool vested Lands the documents are prepared by the secretariat of Lands Commission

  1. Each site plan is to be certified by the stamps of a licensed surveyor and the Regional surveyor and duly dated.

If  state/stool vested Lands applicant is invited to execute documents.

  1. At least two principal Elders of the stool (with status) must sign as witnesses.

But if state/stool vested Lands the documents executed by Chairman of Lands Commission.

  1. The witnesses of the applicant (lessee) /buyer must write full names ,provide addresses and signature.

But if state/stool vested Lands Applicant pays ground rent and registration fee

  1. Documents submitted to lands commission.

But if state/stool vested Lands the  Documents are released for stamping at Land Valuation Board.

  1. Processing and registration fees paid.

But if state/stool vested Lands Applicant obtains Tax Clearance Certificate at Internal Revenue Service

11. Process Land Documents

  • If private land or family land the Documents processed at Lands commission.
  • If Stool Land the Chairman of Lands commission grants concurrence.
  • If state/stool vested Lands the Documents are finally registered at Deeds Registry at Lands Commission

12. Documents released for stamping at land valuation Board.

NB: But if State/Stool Vested Land the Original copy of the document is released to Applicant for the end of the registration.

13. Applicant obtains Tax Clearance Certificate at Internal Revenue Service.

14. Document registered at Deeds Registry at Lands commission.

15. If private and stool lands the Original copy released but If family land Applicant pays first year’s ground rent.

16. If Stool land the Original copy of the document is released to applicant.

Source: Geomappers.com