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(1)A notice is served on a person if it is—
(a)delivered to the person at the place mentioned in subsection (2),
(b)sent, by post in a prepaid registered letter or by the recorded delivery service, to the person at that place, or
(c)sent to the person in some other manner (including by electronic means) which the local authority reasonably considers likely to cause it to be delivered to the person on the same or next day.
(2)The place referred to in subsection (1) is—
(a)where the person is an individual, that person's place of business or usual or last known place of abode,
(b)where the person is an incorporated company or body, its registered or principal office.
(3)Subsection (4) applies where service of the notice by one of the methods described in subsection (1) has been attempted and failed.
(4)Where this subsection applies, service of the notice may be on the person by—
(a)where the person is an individual, leaving a copy of the notice at that person's place of business or usual or last known place of abode,
(b)where the person is an incorporated company or body, leaving a copy of the notice at the person's registered or principal office.
(5)Subsection (6) applies where the local authority is unable to deliver or send a notice to the person because the local authority is not (having made reasonable enquiries) aware of the name or address of that owner or occupier.
(6)Where this subsection applies, service of the notice may be by addressing a copy of it to “The Owner” or, as the case may be, “The Occupier” of the house and leaving it at the house or other premises.
(7)A notice which is sent by electronic means must be received in a form which is legible and capable of being used for subsequent reference.
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