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Water Industry (Scotland) Act 2002

Section 36Section 35: meaning of “occupier”

94.This section provides in cases where the local authorities bill and recover the charges set by Scottish Water under section 37(1)(a) (i.e. in the case of dwellings that are not charged for water and sewerage services by reference to metered consumption), that the occupiers of premises for the purposes of paying charges are to be those liable to pay council tax in respect of the premises or, where the premises are exempt dwellings for council tax purposes, those who would be so liable. For other cases, subsection (2) gives the Scottish Ministers power by order to make provision for particular persons to be treated as being, or not being, the occupiers of particular premises for the purposes of liability for water charges.

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