Local Government (Charges) Act 2009

Collection, care and management of charge.

9.— (1) All charges and late payment fees imposed and payable to a local authority pursuant to this Act are placed under the care and management of the local authority concerned.

(2) It is a function of each local authority to collect charges and late payment fees due to it under this Act and to deal with matters associated with such collection.

(3) A local authority may recover from an owner of a residential property, as a simple contract debt in any court of competent jurisdiction, any amount due and owing to the authority which is either a charge in respect of that property for a liability date or an associated late payment fee, or both.