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surrounding or belonging to the same, or any Part or Parts thereof, or the Entrance to the same; and also to rate and assess thereby all and every the Church-yards, Cemeteries, or other Burying Places, dead Walls, and void Spaces of Ground within such parochial or other District, and which are not charged to such Rate or Assessment in respect of any Messuage or other Building whereunto they may be appurtenant; at a Rate not exceeding in any one Year the Sum of One Shilling for every Square Yard of the Foot and Carriage-way, and other Pavements contained in One-half of the entire Width of as much of any and every such Street or public Place as shall or may lay before or at the sides or Rear of, or ahut upon or adjoin to such Churchyards, Cemeteries, or other Burying Places, dead Walls, and void Spaces of Ground, or any part or Parts thereof; and that every of the said Rates or Affefsments so made from Time to Time thall be paid for such cathedral, collegiate, or other Churches, parochial and other Chapels, Meeting-houses, Places for Religious Worship, Hospitals, public Schools, and other public Buildings, Church-yards, Ceme. teries, or other Burying Places, dead Walls, and void Spaces of Ground, by the Persons following ; (that is to say), the Rates or Assessments of and for any cathedral or collegiate Church, by the Dean and Chapter thereof, and of and for any other Churches or parochial Chapels, and Church-yards and parochial Cemeteries, by the Churchwardens or Chapelwardens thereof respectively for the Time being; and the Rates or Assessments of or for any Hospitals, by the Stewards or Housekeepers of such Hospitals for the Time being; and the Rates or Assessments of or for any public Schools, by the Masters or Mistresses of such public Schools for the Time being; and the Rates or Assessments of and for any Sessions Houses, or Gaols, or Courts of Justice, by the Clerk or Clerks of the Peace for the City, Borough, or County for the Time being; and the Rates or Assessments of and for any other Public Buildings, by the Housekeeper or other Keepers, or other Person or Persons having the Care of such other public Buildings as aforesaid for the Time being; and that such Rates or Affefsments of and for any other Cemeteries or Burial Places, not being parochial, shall be paid by the Owners or Proprietors thereof respectively, or by the Persons who for the Time being shall receive the Money which shall be paid for the Interment of the Dead therein ; and such Rates or Affefsments of and for any other Chapels or Meeting-houses and Places for Religious Worship (not being parochial) shall be paid by the Owner or Owners, Proprietor or Proprietors, Occupier or Occupiers thereof respectively, or any Person or Persons who shall receive or collect any Money for the Seats or Pews therein, or any other Money arising therefrom; and such Rates or Affeffments of and for such dead Walls or void Spaces of Ground shall be paid by the owner or Owners, Proprietor or Proprietors, Occupier or Occupiers thereof relpectively, or the Perion or Persons claiming to be the Owner or Owners, Proprietor or Proprietors of any void Spaces of Ground, when there Thall be no actual Occupier or Occupiers thereof respectively, as the Commissioners or Trustees or other Persons having the Control of the Pavements in any such parochial or other District shall from Time to Time diiect; and that all and every such Persons respectively shall be charged with and shall pay such Sums of Money as shall from Time to Time be rated, assessed, or imposed on or in respect of or for the said Premises respectively; and the Rates or Assessments for any other Place or Places which by any such local Act or Acts as aforesaid may be or is or are liable to be rated and aflessed, shall be paid by such Person or Pei sons, Officer or Officers, as by the same local Act or Acts are directed to pay the Rates thereby authorized to be made and assessed ; and that the same Rates and

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Assessments may be recovered from all and every such Persons respectively, and be applied in such Manner as other Rates and Assessments made for and towards the Expences of paving and repairing the Pavements, either separately or jointly with any other Objects and Purposes, are directed to be recovered and applied by any local Act or Acts relating to the Pavements and other Objects and Purposes of such parochial or other District, or in and by this Act.

XXXI. And be it further enacted, That every Rates of PreRate or Affefsment which at any Time or Times mises let to hereafter shall be made, laid, or assessed, by virtue of Amballadors this Act, or by virtue of any local Act or Acts of Par

payable hy liament, for or towards the paving or repairing the Pavements of the Streets or public Places in any parochial or other District within the Jurisdiction of this Act, and either exclusively or jointly with or for any other Objects or Purposes, for or in respect of any Messuage or Hereditament which any Ambassador, Envoy, Resident Agent, or other public Minister of any Foreign Prince or State, or the Servant of any such Ambassador, Envoy, Resident Agent, or other public Minister, or any other Perfon who may not be liable by Law to pay such Rate or Affelment, now doth or hereafter shall inhabit, shall be paid by and recoverable from the Landlord or Owner of every such Messuage or Hereditament, who shall be liable and compellable to the Payment thereof; and the same shall be recovered from such Landlord or Owner in such and the same Manner as the other Rates or Assessments made by virtue of this Act, or by virtue of any local Act or Acts of Parliament, for or towards the paving or repairing the Pavements of the Streets or public Places in any parochial or other District within the Jurisdiction of this Act, either exclusively or jointly with or for any other Objects or Purposes, may be recovered from any other Owner or Occupier of any

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Messuages or Hereditaments either by virtue of this Act or of any such local Act or Acts.

XXXII. And be it further enacted, That where any Messuages or Hereditaments, at the Time of making any of the Rates or Assessments directed to be made under or by virtue of this Act, or of any local Act or Acts of Parliament, for or towards the paving or repairing the Pavements of the Streets or public Places in any parochial or other District within the Jurisdiction of this Act, either exclusively or jointly with or for any other Objects or Purposes, shall be empty, untenanted, or unoccupied, then and in every such Case it shall and may be lawful to and for the Person or Persons entitled by any local Act or Acts of Parliament or by this Act to make such Rates or Afessments for such parochial or other District, to rate and assess such Messuages or Hereditaments respectively at One Half of such Rates or Assessments during the Time only that such Mesluages or Hereditaments shall be empty, untenanted, or unoccupied ; and also in case any such Premises, after the making of such Rates or Alsessments, fhall become empty, untenanted, or unoccupied, One Half only of such Rate or Affeff. ment shall be charged on such Premises respectively for and during so long Time as the lame Thall continue empty, untenanted, and unoccupied; and then and in any of the said Cases, the said Rates or Al. sessments, and all Arrears due thereon, shall be paid by the Owner or Owners, or by the first or any other Tenant or Occupier thereof respectively; and in which last Case every such Tenant or Occupier shall and may and is hereby authorized to deduct and detain the same out of his or their Rent or Rents respectively, and the Owner or Owners of such Messuages or Hereditaments is and are hereby required to allow such Deduction and Payment out of his or their respective Rent or Rents, and the faid Tenant or Tenants, Occupier or Occupiers, shall be and is and are hereby acquitted and difcharged of and from so much of his or their Rent or Renis as shall be the Amount of any such Rates or Assessments, and all Arrears due thereon so paid by him or them in respect of such Messages or Hereditaments, during such Period as the same shall have been empty, untenanted, and unoccu. pied, previous to his or their Tenancy or Occupation thereof.

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XXXIII. And be it further enacted, That as to Rates may be and for any Messuages or other Hereditaments in recovered for

· small Houses any parochial or other District within the Jurisdiction letar of this Act, the yearly Value of any of which Mef- Rents, or to suages or Hereditaments shall not exceed Twenty weekly or Pounds, or which shall be let to weekly or monthly

monthly Tenants, or shall be let furnished or in Lodgings, or in separate Apartments, or at Rents which shall become payable and to be collected at any shorter Periods than quarterly, the Owner or Owners of all and every such Messuages or Hereditaments (for the Purposes of this Act, but not as to any Settlement which may be gained by any Person or Persons in respect of his, her, or their renting or occupying such Messuages or Hereditaments, or any Part or Parts thereof), shall be deemed and taken to be the Occupier or Occupiers of such Mefsuages or Hereditaments, and may be rated and afsefled for and in respect of the same accordingly; and that the Person or Persons letting such Messuages or Hereditaments respectively, or claiming or receive ing the Rents and Proceeds thereof, may be from Time to Time deemed and considered to be the Owner and Owners thereof; and that all and every such Owner and Owners from Time to Time and at all Times hereafter may be rated and assessed to and by any Rates or Assessments made or to be made for or towards the Expence of paving or re. pairing the Pavements of the Streets or public Places in the parochial or other District within which such Messuages or Hereditaments may be

situate,

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