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(1)For the purposes of enabling it to exercise any of its functions under this Part, a local authority may require any person it believes to be the owner or occupier of any land to state in writing—
(a)the nature of the person's interest in that land, and
(b)the name and address of any other person known to the person as having a interest in that land.
(2)Any person who—
(a)fails to comply with a requirement of a local authority under this section, or
(b)in answer to any such requirement, intentionally or recklessly makes any statement which is false or misleading in a material particular,
commits an offence and is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 3 on the standard scale.
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