Local Government (Charges) Act 2009

Receipts and certificates.

8.— (1) When a charge, and any associated late payment fee, in respect of a residential property for a specified liability date has been paid, the relevant local authority shall give a receipt for the payment, and on application to it in writing by or on behalf of an owner of the property, the relevant local authority shall give a certificate to the owner, in such form as it thinks fit, of the amount of the charge paid by such owner in respect of the property concerned for that liability date.

(2) As against a bona fide purchaser or mortgagee of such property for full consideration in money or money’s worth without notice, or a person deriving title from or under such a purchaser or mortgagee, such a certificate shall discharge the property concerned from liability for any charge or late payment fee due by the owner of that property for that liability date.