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The Taxis Act (Northern Ireland) 2008 (Retention and Disposal of Seized Motor Vehicles, Equipment and Items) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016

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Giving of seizure notice in respect of equipment and items

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6.—(1) A constable or authorised officer, on seizing equipment or items under section 38 or 41 of the 2008 Act, shall serve notice in accordance with this regulation on any person who, to the knowledge of the constable or authorised person, was at the time of the seizure the owner of the equipment or items seized.

(2) A seizure notice under paragraph (1) shall state—

(a)where the equipment or items were seized;

(b)the place where they are now being kept;

(c)that, subject to the requirements of regulation 4, the owner of the equipment or items is required to make an application to the Department for their release on or before the date specified in the notice, being a date not less than 7 working days from the day when the notice is given;

(d)that unless the application is made on or before that date the Department intends to dispose of the equipment or items;

(e)that, subject to regulation 11(4), a fee is payable under regulation 11 by the owner of the equipment or items to the Department for an application for the release of the equipment or items, and that the equipment or items may be retained until such fee is paid to the Department; and

(f)that the owner of the equipment or items must either—

(i)produce at the address specified on the seizure notice satisfactory evidence of ownership of the equipment and items; or

(ii)nominate for this purpose a third person as an agent who produces at the address specified on the seizure notice satisfactory evidence of their own identity, address and authority to act on behalf of the principal and proof of the principal’s ownership of the equipment and items,

and that the equipment or items may be retained until this requirement is satisfied.

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