289. Statutory powers of leasing.

Under the Settled Land Act 1925, a tenant for life, or person having the powers of a tenant for life, might grant mining leases1 of mines2, open or new, for a term not exceeding 100 years; and the court could, with respect to the district in which any settled land is situated, enlarge this power in certain circumstances3.

As from 1 January 1997 no new settlements can be created under the Settled Land Act 19254. The Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996 introduces a new unitary system of holding land on trust. For the purpose of exercising