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The Property (Northern Ireland) Order 1997

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43.—(1) Without prejudice to section 82 of the Land Registration Act (penalties for fraud) or the [1979 NI 19.] Perjury (Northern Ireland) Order 1979, a person who, in any document made, served or lodged under PartF1... III or this Part,—

(a)makes a statement which he knows to be false; or

(b)recklessly makes a statement which is false,

is guilty of an offence and is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 4 on the standard scale.

(2) For the purposes of paragraph (1) a statement is made recklessly if it is made regardless of whether it is true or false, whether or not the person making it had reasons for believing that it might be false; and in that paragraph and this paragraph “false” means false to a material degree.

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