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(1)A notice or other document required or authorised to be served for the purposes of this Act may be served by post.
(2)Where the person on whom a notice or other document to be served for the purposes of this Act is a body corporate, the notice or document is duly served if it is served on the secretary or clerk of that body.
(3)For the purposes of section 7 (References to service by post) of the Interpretation Act 1978 (c. 30) as it applies for the purposes of this section, the proper address of any person in relation to the service on that person of a notice or document under subsection (1) is, if such person has given an address for service, that address, and otherwise—
(a)in the case of the secretary or clerk of a body corporate, the registered or principal office of that body; and
(b)in any other case, the last known address of such person at the time of service.
(4)Where for the purposes of this Act a notice or other document is required or authorised to be served on a person as having any interest in, or as the occupier of, land and the name or address of such person cannot be ascertained after reasonable enquiry, the notice may be served by—
(a)addressing it to such person by name or by the description of “owner”, “lessee” or “occupier” as the case may be, of the land (describing it); and
(b)either leaving it in the hands of a person who is or appears to be resident or employed on the land or leaving it conspicuously affixed to some building or object on or near the land.
(5)This section shall not be taken to exclude the employment of any method of service not expressly provided for by it.
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