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253 Misnomers, etc., not to affect proceedings for recovery of rates.S

(1)No misnomer or inaccurate description of any person or place, or mistake or informality in any roll, demand note or other document in relation to the levying or collecting of rates or any charge or expenses under the Burgh Police Acts or under the corresponding provisions of any local Act or in any proceedings for the recovery of such rates, charges or expenses shall prejudice the recovery thereof; nor shall any proceedings for or in connection with the recovery of any such rates, charges or expenses or in the execution of a warrant relating thereto be questioned in any legal proceedings by reason of any such misnomer, inaccurate description, mistake or informality.

(2)No proceedings for the recovery of any such rates, charges or expenses shall lapse or abate by the death, resignation or removal from office of the collector instituting the same, but it shall be lawful for the collector of the rating or other local authority for the time to prosecute and follow forth proceedings commenced and carried on in the name of any previous collector in all respects as if such proceedings had been taken by himself.

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