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Improvement of Land Act 1864

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57Whenever by or under the Provisions of any Act of Parliament, Royal Charter, or Commission under the Great Seal or the Seal of the Duchy of Lancaster any public or general Works of Drainage or other Improvements shall be required or authorized to be executed, and the Cost thereof shall be directed or authorized to be assessed or charged upon the Inheritance of the Lands improved, then any Landowner who shall, under such Act, Charter, or Commission, have been assessed, and shall have become liable to pay any Sum of Money so chargeable for or towards such Works and Improvements, or any of them, in respect of his Land, may apply to the Commissioners to sanction the Money so assessed being charged upon the Land in respect of which such Landowner shall have been so assessed; and if the Commissioners shall be satisfied that the Works or Improvements have been executed in accordance with the Requirement or Authority in such Act, Charter, or Commission contained, they may, after the Money shall have been duly paid by such Landowner, by an Absolute Order within the Meaning of the Fifty-first Section hereof, charge upon the Inheritance or Fee of the Land in respect of which such Landowner shall have been so assessed the Amount so assessed and paid, or such Part of it as the Commissioners may be willing to sanction, to be repaid with Interest.

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