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The Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2008

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Appeals to the county court

37.—(1) If after a review the penalty charge notice is confirmed by the enforcement authority, the recipient may, within the period of 28 days beginning with the day after that on which the notice under regulation 36(1)(c) is given, appeal to the county court against the penalty charge notice.

(2) The county court may extend the period for appealing against the notice.

(3) Such an appeal shall be on one (or more) of the following grounds—

(a)that the recipient did not commit the breach of duty specified in the penalty charge notice;

(b)that the notice was not given within the time allowed by regulation 33(2) or does not comply with any other requirement imposed by these Regulations; or

(c)that in the circumstances of the case it was inappropriate for the notice to be given to the recipient.

(4) An appeal against a penalty charge notice shall be by way of a rehearing and the court shall either uphold the notice or quash it.

(5) If the penalty charge notice is withdrawn or quashed, the enforcement authority shall repay any amount previously paid as a penalty charge in pursuance of the notice.

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