Can I use a JP for selling/buying Jamaica property?

Can a vendor/buyer use a Justice of the Peace to transact a sale of a lot of land in Jamaica?


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QUESTION: Dear Legal Wiz,
Can a vendor/buyer use a Justice of the Peace to transact a sale of a lot of land?
Shar

RESPONSE: Dear Shar,
Thank you for writing in. Reading the the Legal Profession Act of Jamaica is recommended.
As far as my experience goes, a Justice of the Peace (JP) is not authorised to do sales.
The law is set up that only lawyers should conduct sales, unless he gives instructions to someone with paralegal training to do the same.
Any further information will be posted.
Legal Wiz

EDITOR’S NOTES:
1. Legal profession Act of Jamaica
2. Within the International Legal LegWorkers (Jamaica), paralegals take instructions from relating attorneys and no article is published by Legal Wiz team, without research and approval.

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