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by such Person or Persons to the Owner or Owners of such Mesluage or Hereditament, or other Person or Persons rated or assessed as the Occupier or Occupiers of the Messuages or Hereditaments so entirely or partly occupied by such Person or Persons; and that each and every Person or Persons who shall pay any such Rates or Assessments as ought to have been paid by the Owner or Owners of any such Messuage or Hereditament, or by his or their Landlord or Landlords, or upon whose Goods or Chattels the same shall be levied in pursuance of this Act, shall and may deduct the same from and out of the Rent due and payable or to become due and payable to his or their Landlord or Landlords so letting out the fame Messuage or Hereditament, or separate Part or Apartment, to him or them, (unless there shall be some Agreement to the contrary between the Landlord and Tenant); and the Receipt and Receipts for such Payment or Payments shall be a sufficient Discharge to every such Person or Persons for so much Money as he or they shall have so paid, or which shall have been so levied on his or their Goods and Chattels in pursuance of this Act, and shall be repaid by such Owner or Owners, or be allowed by such Landlord or Landlords of such Messuages or Hereditaments, in part or full Payment, as the Case may be, for the Rent due or to become due to him or them from such Person or Persons as aforesaid, for or in respect of such Messuages or Hereditaments, or separate Parts or Apartments thereof respectively.

XLII. And be it further enacted, to prevent Persons Disputes touching the Designation of Owner or receiving

Rents to be Landlord or Proprietor of any Messuages or Here deeme ditaments intended to be made liable to be rated Owners. and assessed by any Rates or Affefsments made or to be made for or towards the Expences of paving or repairing the Pavements of any Streets or public Places in any parochial or other District within the Jurifdi&tion of this Act, and either exclusively or

jointly

such Mened and affeflediments, in repres in which

jointly with any other Objects or Purposes, and either by virtue of this Act or of any local Act or Acts of Parliament, That the Person or Persons legally authorized and empowered to receive and collect, or receiving and collecting, or claiming to be entitled to receive and collect, the Rents of any Messuages or Hereditaments from the Tenants or actual Occupiers thereof, or any of them, may be deemed and taken to be the Owner or Owners, Landlord or Landlords, Proprietor or Proprietors of such Messuages or Hereditaments, and shall be liable to be rated and assessed, and shall be compellable to pay the Rates and Assessments, in respect of such Messuages or Hereditaments, in all Cases in which either Owners or Landlords or Proprietors are made liable to be rated and assessed, and to the Payment of Rates and Assessments by virtue of this Act, or of any such local Act or Acts, unless the real Owner or Owners, or Landlord or Landlords, or Proprietor or Proprietors thereof, shall be declared by himself or themselves to be the real Owner or Owners, Landlord or Landlords, or Proprietor or Proprietors thereof, or shall be distinctly and certainly known to their Satisfaction by the Commissioners or Trustees, or other Persons having the Control of the Pavements in any such parochial or other

District. Rates may be XLIII. And be it further enacted, That in case apportioned any Person or Persons now or hereafter occupying between in any Messuage or other Hereditament in any parocoming and outgoing

chial or other District within the Jurisdiction of this Tenants. Act, shall remove out of or from or quit the Pof

feffion of any such Messuage or Hereditament, before any Rate or Affefsment made or to be made for and towards the Expence of paving or repairing the Pavements in any such parochial, or other District, and either exclusively or jointly with any other Objects or Purposes, charged on or in respect of any such Messuage or Hereditament by virtue of any local Act or Acts of Parliament relating to such

parochial parochial or other District, or of this Act, shall be paid and discharged; or if any Person shall enter into the Occupation of any such Messuage or Hereditament, out of or from which any other Person shall have so removed, before any such Rate or Assessment shall have been paid and discharged, or which, at the Time of rating or assessing the same, shall be empty or unoccupied, then and in every such Case, the Person so removing out of, and the Person entering into the Possession or Occupation of any such Messuage or Hereditament, shall be respectively liable to the Payment of every such Rate or Assessment, in proportion to the Time that such Person or Persons possessed or occupied the same respectively, in like Manner as if the Person so removing or quitting as aforesaid had remained in the Possession or Occupation of such Messuage or Hereditament, or the Person or Persons so entering into the Occupation thereof had been rated or affefsed in respect thereof in any such Rate or Affefsment at the Time of the making thereof; and that the Amount of such Proportion (in case any Disputes should arise) may be ascertained and determined by the Commissioners or Trustees or other Persons having the Control of the Pavements of the parochial or other District in which such Messuage or other Hereditament may be fituate; and that according to such Determination such Rates and Affefsments shall be paid by each of such Persons in such Proportion, and may be levied and recovered from each of such Persons accordingly; but that the same shall be without Prejudice to any of the Provisions herein-before contained as to the Messuages or Hereditaments being empty and unoccupied, and as to the Rates or Assessments remaining charged on the Messuages or Hereditaments in respect whereof they shall be made, or to any other of the Provisions herein-before contained.

XLIV. And

but that the for each of such pe may be levied

Rates may be XLIV. And be it further enacted, That it shall remitted on and may be lawful from Time to Time, and at all account of Porerty.

Times hereafter, for the Commissioners or Trustees, or other Persons having the Control of the Pavements in any parochial or other Distria within the Jurisdiction of this Act, and they are hereby empowered, upon the Complaint or Request of any Person or Persons subject to the Payment of any Rate or Rates, Affefsment or Affefsments, made or to be made for or towards the Expences of paving or repairing the Pavements of any Streets or public Places within any such parochial or other Distria, and either exclusively or jointly with or for any other Objects or Purposes, and either by virtue of this Act or of any local A& or Acts of Parliament relating to any such parochial or other District, who shall think himself, herself, or themselves aggrieved thereby, or incompetent to pay the same, to mitigate, reduce, or lefsen the same, as they in their Discretion shall think just and reasonable, and also to remit or excuse the Payment thereof for any Cause which they shall deem sufficient, or for or on account of the Poverty or Indigence of any Person or Persons liable to pay the same, so complaining or requesting the Remifsion or Reduction of any such

Rates or Assessments. Commiflion. XLV. And be it further enacted, That the Coniers, &c. to missioners or Trustees, or other Persons having the appoint a

Control of the Pavements of the Streets or public Treasurer.

Places in any parochial or other District within the Jurisdiction of this Act, may from Time to Time appoint One or more Treasurer or Treasurers for receiving all the Monies to be raised and collected for and towards the Expences of paving or repairing the Pavements in such parochial or other District, either exclusively or jointly with or for any other Purposes or Objects, and either by virtue of this Act or of the respective local Act or Acts of Par. liament relating to their respective parochial or

other other Districts, not being also the Clerk or Clerks to the said Commissioners or Trustees or other Persons having the Control of the Pavements of the Streets or public Places in any such parochial or other District; and from Time to Time, as they shall think neceffary, may remove such Treasurer or Treasurers, and appoint such other Person or Persons in his or their Stead, as they shall think proper; and such Treasurer and Treasurers is and are hereby directed to keep distinct Accounts of the Monies by him or them received and paid of, for, or on account of such Commissioners, Trustees, or other Persons having the Control of the Pavements, by whom he or they shall have been appointed, and from Time to Time to pay and discharge all such Sums of Money as the said Commissioners, Trustees, or other Persons as aforesaid shall order and direct him or them thereout to pay ; and the faid Treasurer or Treasurers shall account, whenever thereunto required by the said Commissioners or Trustees, or other Persons by whom he or they shall have been appointed, for all the Monies by him or them received and paid of, for, or on account of the said Commissioners or Trustees, or other Per. fons; and the said Treasurer or Treasurers shall pay all such Monies as upon the Balance of the said Accounts respectively shall remain in his or their Hands to such Person or Persons as the said Commissioners or Trustees, or other Persons by whom he or they shall have been so appointed, shall by Writing under their Hands authorize to receive the fame, whenever he or they shall be required so to do; and if any such Treasurer or Treasurers shall at any Time or Times refuse or neglect to render any such Accounts, and make such Payments as aforesaid, then and in every such Case every and any such Treasurer or Treasurers shall be liable to such Proceedings, and upon Conviction shall be liable to such Penalties and Punishments, as by this Act, or by any local Act or Acts of Parliament

relating

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