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Improvement of Land Act 1864

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8The Word "Landowner" shall mean herein, as to Lands in England, the Person who shall be in the actual Possession or Receipt of the Rents or Profits of any Land, whether of Freehold, Copyhold, Customary, or other Tenure, except where such Person shall be a Tenant for Life or Lives holding under a Lease for Life or Lives not renewable, or shall be a Tenant for Years holding under a Lease or an Agreement for a Lease for a Term of Years not renewable, whereof less than Twenty-five Years shall be unexpired at the Time of making any Application to the Commissioners, without regard to the real Amount of the Interest of any Person so excepted; and in the Case where the Person in the actual Possession or Receipt of the Rents or Profits of any Land shall fall within the above Exceptions, then the Person who for the Time being shall be in the actual Receipt of the Rent payable by the Person so excepted, unless he shall also fall within the above Exceptions, shall, jointly with the Person who shall be liable to the Payment thereof, be deemed for the Purposes of this Act to be the Owner of such Lands; and as to Lands in Scotland, the Word " Landowner" shall denote and include every Fiar, Liferenter, or Heir of Entail who shall be in the actual Possession of the Land, or in receipt of the Rents payable on the Tacks, Leases, or Tenancies of the Tenants in the actual Possession thereof; and as to Lands in Ireland, the Word "Landowner" shall mean such Person as under the Act passed in the First and Second Years of the Reign of Her present Majesty, intituled An Act to abolish Compositions for Tithes in Ireland, and to substitute Rentcharges in lieu thereof, shall have the first Estate of Inheritance, or other Estate or Interest equivalent to a perpetual Estate or Interest therein, and also any Tenant in Dower or by the Curtesy, or any Person having under the Limitations of any Settlement by Deed, Will, Act of Parliament, or otherwise any Estate for Life, or other particular Estate thereby created or limited out of or in any Estate of Inheritance, or by, out of, or in any such Estate or Interest as by or under the last-mentioned Act is to be deemed equivalent to a perpetual Estate or Interest; and as to Lands in any Part of the United Kingdom, the Word " Landowner" shall include a Corporation, and also such Persons as are empowered by the Twenty-third Section hereof.

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