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Water Management Act 2000 No 92
Current version for 1 July 2019 to date (accessed 19 September 2019 at 00:22)
362 Liability where a person becomes entitled to an estate or interest
(1) An owner of land is liable for all arrears of rates and charges owing by any previous owner of the land, despite the fact that the new owner acquired the land after the rates or charges were levied.(2) If any person who becomes an owner of land pays to the charging authority any rates or charges in respect of that land that were levied before the person became the owner, the person may recover from the previous owner such part of the rates or charges as was levied in respect of the period during which the previous owner was the owner of the land.