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ELECTRIC LIGHT DUES

OWNER'S LIABILITY FOR ARREAR3.

Al the tt»»iing of the Akaroa Borough Council <sc Wednesday even. in* the question of a fcouse owner s Ability with regard to tue payment of eleefcric current does was The point aro 9 e out of an application* Jor from a tenant The pre r^ThfcrShi^v Smetoe. ana the new tosent applied 10 The 6 Mayor pointed ooMbafc tjje usual policy of the Oouncil was not to grant the current untojtbejrware

vcere paiflj the onus of paying the arrears falling on the property owner if the tenant had departed without paying them. Cr Leeto said no application bad been made to the owner for the arrears, and be thought the Council should have applied to the owner. In the case of the property being sold who would be responsible.

The Mayor said it would be recognised as a liability against the pro perty. Cr Munro thought in the case of tenants the Council should apply to the owner for current dues.

Cγ Henning said the Council were only carrying out the ordinary course followed by local bodies or companies. He said the Gaa Company in Christ church held the owner of the property liable if the tenant departed without paying his dues, and the Council could take no other course.

II; was pointed out tbat in the case mentioned the owner of the property had no knowledge of the arears ow ing until fresh application was made for current, and it seemed hard on him under the circumsfcanceß a 9he had no chance of recovering the arrears, and the Council would not grant the fresh application until the arrears were paid.

It was therefore decided to give the the owner a week in whioh to pay the dues.

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ELECTRIC LIGHT DUES, Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3534, 7 April 1916

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ELECTRIC LIGHT DUES Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3534, 7 April 1916

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