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Housing Act 1964

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16(1)If it appears to a local authority that a house which, or a part of which, is let in lodgings, or which is occupied by members of more than one family, is not provided with such means of escape from fire as the local authority consider necessary, the local authority may, subject to this section, serve on any person on whom a notice may be served under section 15 of this Act a notice specifying the works which in the opinion of the local authority are required to provide such means of escape, and requiring the person on whom the notice is served to execute those works.

(2)A local authority who are not the fire authority for the area in which the house is situated, or who have, under section 12 of the Fire Services Act 1947, delegated all their functions in respect of that area to another fire authority, shall, before serving a notice under this section, consult with the fire authority concerned.

(3)Subsections (3) and (4) of section 15 of this Act shall apply to a notice under this section as they apply to a notice under that section.

(4)In this section ' fire authority' means, in relation to any area, the authority for the time being constituted the fire authority for that area by the Fire Services Act 1947, except that in relation to an area the fire brigade for which is administered by such a joint committee as is mentioned in section 36(4)(b) of that Act, it means that joint committee.

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