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Counties, &c. not yet valued, to be valued under this Act.
3. Persons acting under recited Acts to con
tinue in discharge of
their duties till
And be it Enacted, That from and after the passing of this Act, the provisions of this Act shall come into operation and be applied in the following counties and counties of cities; (that is to say), the counties of Dublin, Tipperary, Waterford, Limerick, Cork and Kerry ; and the counties of the cities of Waterford, Limerick and Cork.
And be it Enacted, That the Commissioner of Valuation and other persons heretofore appointed or acting under the said recited Acts, or any of them, in any county, shall, and he and they are hereby authorized and required, notwithstanding the passing of this Act, to continue to discharge and execute their several duties and offices, for 10 the purpose of carrying this Act into execution, without any further or other appointment thereto, until the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland shall otherwise direct.
4. Whenever the survey of any
And be it Enacted, That whenever the survey of any county or of
Barony, &c. is com- any barony of a county, liable to be separately assessed to raise and 15
pay any proportion of county cess charges and Grand Jury rates now
And be it Enacted, That at any time after the receipt of any such 25 map or plan, it shall and may be lawful for the said Lord Lieutenant to nominate and appoint One fit and proper person to be Commissioner for the several counties in Ireland, to be called the Commissioner of Valuation for such counties, who shall hold such office during the will and pleasure of the said Lord Lieutenant, and who shall repair to any 30 county and make a valuation of the houses and lands within every barony, parish or other division in such county, of which any such map or plan shall have been made and delivered as aforesaid, and shall proceed in such valuation at such times, and in such manner, and
Appointment to be
under such regulations as such Lord Lieutenant shall order, direct and 35 appoint; and the said Chief Secretary shall notify or cause to be notified to Secretary notified in writing to the Secretary of the Grand Jury of every such
county, the appointment of such Commissioner of Valuation, and such
Grand Juries at
And be it Enacted, That at the next ensuing assizes after the point Committees of receipt of the notification of the appointment of such Commissioner of
Assizes shall ap
Valuation (or at any succeeding assizes, if need be), the Grand Jury of such county shall nominate and appoint committees for the several baronies within every such county respectively, each consisting of not less that Three nor more than Five of such Grand Jurors or persons who have served upon Grand Juries, together with any number of Magistrates, not more than Five, resident within such county, each to be called a Committee of Appeal on Valuations for the barony or baronies to be named and appropriated to each committee; and every such committee shall sit and meet within the barony or 10 baronies for which such committee shall be appointed, at such times as shall be required for the execution of the purposes of this Act; and such Grand Jury shall also in like manner nominate and appoint one general committee, to consist of not less than Seven nor more than Twelve persons who have served on Grand 15 Juries, or who are magistrates resident within such counties, to be called a Committee of Revision of Valuations for the county; and such committee shall sit and act under the directions of this Act; and when it shall happen that any such Committee of Appeal or Committee of Revision respectively shall not have assembled, or shall not 20 have received notice to assemble, at any time previous to the assizes next ensuing such their appointment respectively, the Grand Jury at such next ensuing assizes shall nominate and appoint a Committee or Committees of Appeal and a Committee of Revision, as the case shall require, either by re-appointment of the former members, or any of them, 25 or by the appointment of any other person or persons, to be members of such committees respectively; and the appointment of such committee shall be made, and lists thereof respectively shall be delivered by such Grand Jury to the Court, before any presentment for any road or bridge shall be fiated by the Judge at any such assizes.
Appeal for each
of Revision for the
And be it Enacted, That it shall be lawful for the said Lord Lieutenant, on the application of any such Commissioner, or when it may appoint Assesshall seem expedient to him so to do, to appoint any practising Bar-mittees. rister to be an Assessor to any such committee, either to assist such Commissioner, or in the place or instead of such Commissioner; and such Commissioner, or, in his absence, such Assessor, shall attend and act as chairman of such Committee of Appeal or Revision; and such committee so constituted shall decide on all questions which shall come before them by a plurality of voices; and in case any such committee shall be equally divided, the Commissioner of Valuation, 40 or, in his absence, the Assessor, being chairman, shall have the casting vote.
And be it Enacted, That it shall be lawful for the Lord Lieutenant
6 & 7 Will. 4, c. 84, s. 5.
Decisions of ques
tions by Committees.
6 & 7 Will. 4,
c. 84, s. 6.
9. Commissioners shall appoint valuators. 6 & 7 Will. 4, c. 84, s. 7.
10. Lord Lieutenant may give orders as to conduct of Com
missioners and Valuators.
6 & 7 Will. 4, 84, s. 8.
11. Tenements to be valued separately, according to the fair letting value, according to provisions of 1 & 2 Vict., c. 56, s. 64.
Commissioner of Valuation as fit and proper persons to fill that office; and every such Sub-commissioner shall be competent, when directed by the Commissioner of Valuation so to do, to attend and act in the hearing and determining of appeals against the valuation of tenements, as hereinafter is provided; and every such Sub-commissioner shall have the same power to enter into or upon any house or land as any Commissioner of Valuation or Valuator appointed under the provisions of the said first-named Act, subject to the same conditions as are therein provided.
And be it Enacted, That it shall be lawful for the Commissioner of 10 Valuation who shall be appointed under this Act, to uominate and appoint any number of persons, conversant and professionally employed in surveying and valuing land and houses, or in cases of towns in valuing of houses only, to be Valuators, and to remove all or any such Valuators from time to time, and to nominate any other person 15 or persons to be a Valuator or Valuators in the place and stead of the person so removed; and previously to the appointment of any person to be a Valuator, such Commissioner shall, in company with such person, perambulate the whole or any part of a barony, in order fully ascertain his competence for acting as such Valuator.
And be it Enacted, That in every valuation hereafter to be made under the provisions of this Act, the Commissioner of Valuation shall cause to be valued every tenement which is a rateable hereditament under the provisions of an Act passed in the Session of Parliament held in the first and second years of the reign of Her present Majesty Queen VICTORIA, intituled, " An Act for the more effectual Relief of the Destitute Poor in Ireland," and shall also cause every such tenement to be separately valued by the Valuator, and the valuation thereof shall be made upon an estimate of the net annual value; (that is to say) of the rent for which, one year with another, the same might, in its actual state, be reasonably expected to let from year to year, the probable annual average cost of the repairs, insurance and other expenses, if any, necessary to maintain the hereditament in its actual state, and all rates, taxes and public charges, if any, except tithe rentcharge, being paid by the tenant.
And be it Enacted, That it shall be lawful for the said Lord Lieutenant to give such orders, instructions and directions for the conduct of the said Commissioner or Sub-commissioners and Valuators respectively, and for the employment of such clerks or other persons in the discharge of their several duties under this Act, as to such Lord Lieu- 25 tenant shall from time to time seem fitting and expedient for the due execution of this Act.
And be it Enacted, That in all cases of property which is or shall be liable to the payment of any rate or assessment under the provisions of an Act passed in the ninth year of his late Majesty King GEORGE the Fourth, intituled, " An Act to make Provision for Light5 ing, Cleansing and Watching of Cities, Towns Corporate and Market Towns in Ireland, in certain cases," and which is or shall be by law exempted from the rate, or not rateable to or which shall not be included in the rate for the relief of the pour of the union wherein the same may be situate, and in the case of dwelling-houses valued 10 together with other property, the said Commissioner of Valuation
shall cause to be made and declared separate valuations of all or any such property and dwelling-houses; and every such separate valuation of property not rateable as aforesaid shall contain in a separate column a statement of the ground of such exemption, and the said Commissioner of Valuation shall transmit a copy of such separate valuation to the Commissioners appointed under the said Act for the city, town corporate or market town in which the said property or dwelling-houses may be situate; and thereupon the provisions contained in an Act passed in the Session of Parliament held in the sixth 20 and seventh years of Her present Majesty Queen VICTORIA, intituled,
"An Act to amend an Act of the third and fourth years of Her present Majesty, for the Regulation of Municipal Corporations in Ireland," shall be deemed to apply to such separate valuation, in like manner as if the same had been made under the provisions of the said 25 last-mentioned Act.
And be it Enacted, That in valuing the rateable hereditaments situated in any of the boroughs named in the Schedules (A.) and (B.) annexed to the Act passed in the fourth year of the reign of Her present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for the Regulation of Municipal 30 Corporations in Ireland," or in any other town to which a charter of incorporation may under the said Act be granted, the said Commissioner of Valuation shall cause to be estimated, in addition to the net annual value of each tenement, as herein before directed, the probable annual average cost of the landlord's repairs and landlord's 35 insurance.
Wheat at the general average price of Ten Shillings per hundred
An additional valua
And be it Enacted, That in addition to the foregoing valuation, an additional valuation for the purposes of county assessment shall be tion to be made for made, with reference to the average prices of the several articles of County assessments. agricultural produce in the said recited Act of the sixth and seventh 40 years of the reign of his late Majesty King WILLIAM the Fourth, and
6 & 7 Will. 4, c. 84, s. 9.
hereinafter specified; (that is to say)
15. Valuation of houses. 6 & 7 Will. 4, c. 84, s. 10.
18. Commissioner of Valuation shall distinguish all houses, &c. which shall be exempted from applotment, &c.
Oats at the general average price of Sir Shillings per hundred
Barley at the general average price of Seven Shillings per hun-
Potatoes at the general average price of One Shilling and Sevenpence per hundred weight of one hundred and twelve pounds : Butter at the general average price of Sixty-nine Shillings per hundred weight of one hundred and twelve pounds:
Beef at the general average price of Thirty-three Shillings per
Pork at the general average price of Twenty-five Shillings and Sixpence per hundred weight of one hundred and twelve pounds.
16. Outbuildings and
And be it Enacted, That for the purposes of such county valuation, appurtenances to be all outbuildings, barns, stables, warehouses, yards and offices belonging 25 or contiguous to any house, and occupied therewith by one and the same person or by the same persons, or his or their servants, as one entire concern or undivided tenancy or holding, shall be valued together with such house, and be deemed and taken to be parcel thereof.
And be it Enacted, That for the purposes of such county valuation, all flour, corn, flax or other mills or buildings erected for manufacturing or other purposes, together with the water-power thereof, shall be included in such valuation, provided that the water-power of any such mill or manufactory be only valued so far as it may be actually used, and that such valuation shall not extend to or include the value of any machinery contained within such mill or manufactory.
And be it Enacted, That for the purposes of county assessment, all houses comprised in the county valuation hereby directed to be made shall be valued at the sum or rent for which each house could be let by the year, deducting therefrom one-third part of such sum or rent: 20 Provided always, That no house for which a greater sum or rent by the year than Five Pounds could not be obtained shall be included in the said valuation.
And be it Enacted, That for the purposes of such county assessment, in making out the lists or tables of valuation hereinafter mentioned, of the several parishes within each barony, and of the townlands or other sub-denominations or divisions of land within