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Inclosure Act 1773

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16 Assessments to be levied for the improving of wastes where there are stinted commons.E+W+S

Provided always nevertheless, that in every manor where there are stinted commons, in lieu of demising or leasing part thereof, one or more assessment or assessments upon the lord or lords, lady or ladies of such manor, and the persons being owners or occupiers of such commons, or their agent or managers, shall or may, at their option, be made, levied and collected by such person and persons, and allowed in such manner as the lord or lords, lady or ladies of such manor, and the major part in number and value of the owners or occupiers of such commons present at a meeting to be held within the said manor, in pursuance of fourteen days notice to be given by the lord or lords, lady or ladies, or his, her or their agent, in manner aforesaid, of the time and place of meeting for that purpose, shall direct and appoint in that behalf; and the money thereby raised shall be employed and accounted for, according to the orders and directions of the said lord or lords, lady or ladies, and such majority of the owners or occupiers as aforesaid, in the improvement of such commons, from time to time as need shall require; and the said assessments shall, by virtue of a warrant under the hand and seal of one justice of the peace, be [F1recovered, by using the procedure in Schedule 12 to the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007 (taking control of goods), from] every person so assessed, and not paying the same within ten days after being demanded, F2....

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