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After section 92A of the 2004 Act insert—
(a)a person who is registered by a local authority (“the registered person”), in relation to a house that the person owns in the area of the authority, communicates with another person with a view to entering into a lease or an occupancy arrangement such as is mentioned in section 93(1)(a); and
(b)the communication is by way of an advertisement in writing,
the registered person must ensure the advertisement includes the landlord registration number given by the authority.
(2)Where the house is owned jointly by two or more persons registered by the local authority, the duty in subsection (1) is complied with if the advertisement includes the landlord registration number given by the authority in relation to one of the persons.
(a)subsections (2) and (5) of section 93 apply; and
(b)the communication referred to in subsection (2)(b) of that section is by way of an advertisement in writing,
the relevant person must ensure the advertisement includes the words “landlord registration pending”.
(4)Subsection (5) applies where the house is owned jointly by—
(a)one or more persons who are registered by the local authority (“the registered persons”), and
(b)one or more relevant persons in relation to whom subsections (2) and (5) of section 93 apply.
(5)The duties in subsections (1) and (3) are complied with if the advertisement includes either—
(a)the landlord registration number given by the local authority in relation to one of the registered persons, or
(b)the words “landlord registration pending”.
(6)In this section, “advertisement”—
(a)includes any form of advertising whether to the public generally, to any section of the public or individually to selected persons; but
(b)does not include a notice board at or near the house concerned.”.
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