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Controlled Waste (Registration of Carriers and Seizure of Vehicles) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1999

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Return of property seized

21.—(1) Unless the relevant property has already been disposed of under regulation 22, the Department shall return any property seized under Article 43 of the 1997 Order to a person who—

(a)produces satisfactory evidence of his entitlement to it and of his identity and address; or

(b)where he seeks to recover the property as the agent of another person, produces satisfactory evidence of his identity, his address and his authority to act on behalf of his principal and of his principal’s identity, address and entitlement to the property; and

(c)where the property is a vehicle and the person seeking its return (or in a case falling within sub-paragraph (b), his principal) purports to be the keeper or the user of the vehicle, produces the registration book for the vehicle.

(2) Where the person claiming to be entitled to a vehicle establishes his entitlement, he shall be treated for the purposes of this regulation as also entitled to its contents unless and to the extent that another person has claimed them or part of them.

(3) Where there is more than one claim to the property, the Department shall determine which person is entitled to the property on the basis of the evidence provided to it.

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