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26B.—(1) Where the Authority has granted an exemption under Article 26A from the requirement to have a fire certificate covering any particular use of premises the Authority may, if it thinks fit, at any time, withdraw the exemption in accordance with paragraphs (2) to (4).
(2) In deciding whether or not to withdraw an exemption, the Authority shall have regard to all the circumstances of the case and in particular to the degree of seriousness of the risk in case of fire to persons in the premises.
(3 )F2 The Authority may withdraw an exemption as respects any particular use of premises without exercising any of the powers of inspection or inquiry conferred by Article 40 but the Authority shall not withdraw the exemption without first giving notice to the occupier of the premises that the Authority proposes to withdraw it and the reasons for the proposal and giving him an opportunity of making representations on the matter.
(4 ) An exemption shall be withdrawn by serving a notice on the occupier of the premises to which the exemption relates stating that the exemption will cease to have effect as respects the particular use or uses of the premises specified in the notice on such date as is so specified, being a date not earlier than the end of the period of 14 days beginning with the date on which service of the notice is effected.
(5 ) If premises cease to qualify for exemption under Article 26A the Authority if it has granted an exemption under that Article shall notify the occupier of the premises of the fact and date of the cessation of the exemption.]
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