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Rates for the Repair of the Highways, in respect of such Tenement or Tenements respectively, whether the same be occupied or unoccupied, from thenceforth till the Twenty-fifth Day of March following,
at a Sum not being less than One Half of the Amount at which 5 such Tenement or Tenements respectively would be liable to be
rated if occupied in case this Act had not passed.
V. And be it enacted, That the Rates to be assessed as afore- Remedies for said, together with the Costs and Charges of levying and recovering Rates
recovering of the same, may be levied on the Goods of and recovered from the 10 respective Owners of such Tenements às aforesaid, by Distress,
Action, Suit, or other Proceeding, in the same way as such Rates, if lawfully assessed on the Occupiers of such Tenements, might by Law be levied on the Goods of or recovered from such Occu
piers ; and, further, the Goods and Chattels of the Occupiers of such 15 Tenements shall be liable to be distrained and sold for Payment of
such of the said Rates as shall accrue due during their respective Occupations, in the same way as if such Rates were assessed on such Occupiers.
VI. And be it enacted, That every such Owner so rated as afore- Owners 20 said shall have the same Right of Appeal (subject to the same
have the Conditions) against Rates, and the same Right to vote in Vestry, Privileges of as if he were an Occupier duly rated in respect of the same Occupiers. Tenement.
CLAUSE D. VII. And be it enacted, That such Owners paying such Rates Owners of 25 in respect of Tenements continuing to be held by Occupiers under Tenements
held for now existing Tenancies for a greater Term than from Year to Year
longer shall be entitled to add what they shall so pay to the Rent payable Periods than
from Year to in respect of such Tenements, and have the same Remedies for
Year entitled recovering the same as for Rent in arrear; and that Occupiers to add to 30 other than such as shall continue to hold under now existing Amount paid
Tenancies for a greater Term than from Year to Year may (whether for Rates. paying such Rates voluntarily or by Compulsion) deduct the respective Amount so to be answered by them as aforesaid, together with
all Costs and Charges they may have incurred on account thereof, 35 from the Rent payable in respect of such Tenements, and such
Amounts shall be deemed Debts due from such Owners to such
CLAUSE B. VIII. And be it enacted, That the Word “Tenement” in this Act Interpretashall be construed to include any Land, House, Cottage, Apartment, tion Clause. 40 or corporeal Hereditament; the Word “ Owner” shall be construed to include any Person receiving or claiming the Rent of any such 272. A 2
Tenement for his own Use, or receiving the same for the Use of any
Extension of Act.
IX. And be it enacted, That this Act shall extend only to Eng. 20 land and Wales, and shall not apply to any Place where Owners are made liable to be rated to the Relief of the Poor under the Provisions of any local Act.
Act may be
X. And be it enacted, That this Act may be amended or repealed amended,&c. by any Act to be passed in this present Session of Parliament
B I L L
An Act to facilitate the Recovery of Possession
of Small Tenements in Ireland, not being in any
HEREAS it is but just and reasonable that where the Preamble.
Power to enforce the Payment of Rents by Arrest of the
Person is taken away greater Facility should be given for the Recovery of Possession of the Premises in respect of which such 5 Rents are payable : And whereas by an Act passed in the Session of
Parliament held in the Eleventh and Twelfth Years of the Reign of Her present Majesty, intituled “An Act to amend the Law of 11 & 12 Vict. “ Imprisonment for Debt in Ireland, and to improve the Remedies c. 28.
“ for the Recovery of Debts and of the Possession of Tenements 10 “ situate in Cities and Towns, in certain Cases,” the Power of
enforcing the Payment of any Sum not exceeding Ten Pounds, due for the Rent of Premises in any Part of Ireland, by Arrest of the Person, was taken away: And whereas by the same Act Provision
was made for the more easy Recovery of the Possession of Small 15 Tenements in Ireland, but such Provision is restricted to Small
Tenements situate in any County of a City, County of a Town, Borough, or Market Town in Ireland, held for any Term not exceed492.