Local Government (Rating) Act 2002

Recovery from persons other than owner

61 Default by person other than owner

(1)

If a ratepayer other than the owner, as described in section 11(2), defaults in paying the rates on the rating unit, the local authority may recover the rates from the owner of the rating unit.

(2)

An owner who pays the unpaid rates under subsection (1) may—

(a)

recover that amount from the ratepayer as a debt; or

(b)

retain that amount from any money that the owner owes to the ratepayer.

Compare: 1988 No 97 s 143(3)