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ON THE LAW OF
BUILDING, AND LOAN SOCIETIES.
With Copious Notes.
BY NATHANIEL WHITE, ESQ.,
OF HER MAJESTY'S CIVIL SERVICE.
VIRTUE BROTHERS & CO., 1, AMEN CORNER,
THE title-page of this book will sufficiently indicate its contents and purposes, the object being to present within a small compass and at trifling cost, a concise and perspicuous statement of the laws relating to Friendly, Industrial and Provident, Building, and Loan Societies.
The changes from time to time introduced into the law relating to these societies by legislative enactment, and the numerous and still increasing number of such societies, has induced me to think that the following pages will be found acceptable not only to the officers and members, but also to those contemplating the forming of new associations, those about to become members, and such persons who desire information on the subject.
I have endeavoured in the arrangement of this work to avoid all unnecessary technicalities in the phraseology and complexity of the law, so as to be easily
understood by every person in whose hands this book shall happen to be placed.
I have now apprised the reader of what he is to expect in the following work. Trifling as it may appear, it has cost me much time and labour. It has been my aim, however, to make this a practically useful book I neither anticipate nor desire for it a higher commendation.
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FRIENDLY SOCIETIES, HOW FORMED, 5.
Their Exemption from Income Tax, 6; Rules, how to be made; 7;
Copies of Rules to be sent to the Registrar, and his Certificate
obtained, 8; Actuary's Certificate to be sent with the Copies
in case of Tables of Annuity, 9; Rules may be Altered,
Amended, Rescinded, or New Rules made, 9; When Place of
Meeting altered, Notice to be sent to Registrar, 10; Power to
Society to Change its Name, 10; Societies may unite with others,
or the Society may transfer its engagements to another, 11;
Circulating False Copies of Rules a Misdemeanour, 11; Rules,
how received in Evidence, 12; Benevolent Societies, in what
case entitled to the Benefits of this Act, 12; Buildings for the
purpose of Society may be Purchased or Leased, 13; Statutes as
to Unlawful Oaths not to extend to Societies under Act, or any
THE APPOINTMENT OF OFFICERS AND MEMBERS, THEIR RIGHTS, DUTIES,
Trustees, how appointed, 16; Minors may be elected Members, 16;
Property of Society vested in Trustees, 17; Actions by or against
them, 17; Limitation of their Responsibility, 18; An officer to be
proceeded against in behalf of a Society, 18; Treasurer to give
Security, 19; Treasurer to account, 20; Property, how recovered
if Officer die or become Bankrupt, 21; Punishment of Fraud in
withholding Money, 22; Trustees may subscribe to a Hospital or
Provident Institution, 24; Returns to the Registrar, when and
how to be made, 24; Penalty for not making Annual Return, 25.