Valuation (Ireland) Act 1852

JurisdictionIreland
Citation1852 c. 63
Year1852
Anno Regni VICTORI, Britanniarum Regin,Decimo Quinto & Decimo Sexto. An Act to amend the Laws relating to the Valuation of rateable Property inIreland .

(15 & 16 Vict.) C A P. LXIII.

[30th June 1852]

'WHEREAS it is expedient to make One uniform Valuation of Lands and Tenements inIreland , which may be used for all public and local Assessments and other Rating, and for this Purpose it is necessary to amend the Laws now in force for the Valuation of Lands and Tenements in Ireland: And whereas an Act was passed in the Session of Parliament holden in the Ninth and Tenth Years of Her present Majesty's Reign, Chapter One hundred and ten, intituled Ireland: And whereas, under the Provisions of the said Act, the Tenement Valuations of certain Counties have been made and completed for Poor Law Purposes:' Be it enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the Authority of the same,

S-I Where Valuation under recited Act has been completed, the same shall be used for all public and local Assessments.

I Where Valuation under recited Act has been completed, the same shall be used for all public and local Assessments.

I. That the Tenement Valuation for Poor Law Purposes so made and completed in or for any County or Barony, County of a City or County of a Town, under the Provisions of the said Act, shall, anything in the said Act to the contrary notwithstanding, be in force and be used, as well for the Purposes of all County Assessments or Grand Jury Rates, or City, Town, or Parish Rates, as for the Purposes of Poor Law Assessments or Rates, but subject nevertheless to such Correction and Revision as by this Act is herein-after provided.

S-II Where Valuation is only partially made, such Valuation to be completed under that Act, and used for all public and local Assessments.

II Where Valuation is only partially made, such Valuation to be completed under that Act, and used for all public and local Assessments.

II. 'And whereas in certain Baronies and Poor Law Unions such Valuation under the Provisions of the said recited Act has been only partially made, and the primary Tenement Valuation thereof has been only so far carried on before the passing of this Act as to be printed or ready for printing:' Be it enacted, That the Commissioner of Valuation shall carry on and complete, under and pursuant to the Provisions of the said recited Act, the Tenement Valuation of all Baronies or Poor Law Unions the primary Tenement Valuation of which shall have been, under the Provisions of the said Act, printed, or completed so as to be ready for printing, previous to the passing of this Act: Provided always, that such Commissioner shall not make any separate Valuation in Townlands for the Purpose of County Assessments, as by the said recited Act was directed: And provided also, that such Tenement Valuations, when completed, shall, subject to such Correction and Revision as by this Act is herein-after provided, be used and be in force, as well for all County Assessments or Grand Jury Rates, or City, Town, or Parish Rates, as for Poor Law Assessments and Rates, anything in the said recited Act to the contrary notwithstanding.

S-III Save as to the Completion of Valuations, 9 & 10 Vict. c. 110. repealed; but Valuations under that Act, or 6 & 7 W. 4. c. 84., shall remain in force until altered under this Act.

III Save as to the Completion of Valuations, 9 & 10 Vict. c. 110. repealed; but Valuations under that Act, or 6 & 7 W. 4. c. 84., shall remain in force until altered under this Act.

III. And, save and except so far as relates to such Valuations so wholly or partially completed as aforesaid, and to the Provisions of the said Act applicable or necessary for the final Completion of such of the said Valuations as shall have been only so partially completed as aforesaid, and the several Matters and Things relating to such Completion, and save and except as to any Matter or Thing heretofore done, the said recited Act of the Ninth and Tenth Years of the Reign of Her present Majesty shall be and is hereby repealed: Provided always, that any Valuation made under the said recited Act, or under the Act of the Sixth and Seventh Years of His late Majesty KingWilliam the Fourth, Chapter Eighty-four, relating to the uniform Valuation of Ireland , shall respectively remain in full Force and Effect, in manner aforesaid, until altered or revised under the Provisions of this Act, notwithstanding any Omission or Error in Matter of Form which may have occurred in relation thereto.

S-IV Where Valuation completed, Commissioner may alter it so as to bring the whole to a uniform Scale, based on Prices in this Act.

IV Where Valuation completed, Commissioner may alter it so as to bring the whole to a uniform Scale, based on Prices in this Act.

IV. In any of the Counties, Portions of Counties, Counties of Cities, or Counties of Towns, wherein a Valuation in Tenements rateable to the Relief of the Poor has been completed as aforesaid, or shall be carried on or completed as herein-before provided, according to the Provisions of the said recited Act of the Ninth and Tenth Years of the Reign of Her present Majesty, it shall be lawful for the Commissioner of Valuation to make such Reductions and Alterations in the Valuation of the several Baronies, Parishes, Townlands, and Tenements which have been so valued as may be necessary to bring the whole to a uniform Scale of Value, based upon the Table of Prices of agricultural Produce contained in this Act, all local Circumstances in each Case being taken into consideration, and subject to the same Rules and Regulations in respect to Appeals as herein-after specified.

S-V Persons acting under recited Acts to discharge Duties till otherwise directed.

V Persons acting under recited Acts to discharge Duties till otherwise directed.

V. The Commissioner of Valuation and other Persons heretofore appointed or acting under the said recited Acts or any of them, in any County, shall and he and they are hereby authorized and required, notwithstanding the passing of this Act, to continue to discharge and execute their several Duties and Offices, for the Purpose of carrying this Act into execution, without any further or other Appointment thereto, until the Lord Lieutenant ofIreland shall otherwise direct.

S-VI Lord Lieutenant may appoint a Commissioner to value the several Counties.

VI Lord Lieutenant may appoint a Commissioner to value the several Counties.

VI. Upon the Death, Resignation, or Removal of such Commissioner of Valuation, or any other Commissioner of Valuation hereafter to be appointed under this Act, it shall and may be lawful for the Lord Lieutenant from Time to Time to nominate and appoint One fit and proper Person to be Commissioner for the several Counties inIreland , to be called the Commissioner of Valuation, who shall hold such Office during the Will and Pleasure of the Lord Lieutenant, and who shall make or cause to be made a Valuation of the Tenements and Hereditaments within every Barony, Parish, or other Division in any County, when directed so to do, and shall proceed in such Valuation at such Times, and in such Manner, and under such Regulations, as such Lord Lieutenant shall order, direct, and appoint.

S-VII Commissioner of Valuation shall appoint Valuators, Surveyors, Writing Clerks, &c.

VII Commissioner of Valuation shall appoint Valuators, Surveyors, Writing Clerks, &c.

VII. It shall be lawful for any Commissioner of Valuation who shall be continued or appointed under this Act to nominate and appoint from Time to Time any Number of Writing Clerks and Surveyors, or any Number of Persons conversant and professionally employed in surveying and valuing Land and Houses, or, in Cases of Towns, in valuing of Houses only, to be Valuators, and to remove all or any such Persons from Time to Time, and to nominate any other Person or Persons to act in the Place and Stead of the Person so removed.

S-VIII Lord Lieutenant may give Orders as to Conduct of Commissioners, &c.

VIII Lord Lieutenant may give Orders as to Conduct of Commissioners, &c.

VIII. It shall be lawful for the Lord Lieutenant to give such Orders, Instructions, and Directions for the Conduct of the said Commissioner or Sub-Commissioners, Valuators, and Surveyors respectively, and for such Clerks or other Persons, in the Discharge of their several Duties under this Act, as to such Lord Lieutenant shall from Time to Time seem fitting and expedient for the due Execution of this Act.

S-IX Counties, &c. to be valued, and previous Valuations to be revised under this Act.

IX Counties, &c. to be valued, and previous Valuations to be revised under this Act.

IX. It shall be lawful for the Lord Lieutenant to direct the said Commissioner of Valuation to cause a Valuation in Townlands and Tenements to be made under this Act of every County, Part of a County, County of a City or County of a Town, the Tenement Valuation of which shall not have been then commenced, or not so far completed under the said recited Act as that the primary Tenement Valuation thereof shall have been printed, or ready for printing, before the passing of this Act.

S-X Commissioner and Valuators may enter any Land, Houses, Gardens, &c. in execution of this Act.

X Commissioner and Valuators may enter any Land, Houses, Gardens, &c. in execution of this Act.

X. It shall and may be lawful for any Commissioner of Valuation to be appointed or continued under this Act, and for any Valuators, Surveyors, or other Persons continued or appointed under this Act, from Time to Time to enter into and upon any Tenements or Hereditaments, for the Purpose of making or carrying on any Valuation or Revision authorized by this Act: Provided always, that in every Case in which it shall be necessary for any such Commissioner, Valuator, Surveyor, or other Person to enter any House, or any walled...

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