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Housing Act 1964

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103Other minor amendments of Housing Acts

(1)Any notice, order or other document required or authorised to be served under the Act of 1957 or the Act of 1950, or any enactment required to be construed with either of those Acts, which is to be served on any person as being a person having control of any premises (however defined) may, if it is not practicable after reasonable enquiry to ascertain the name or address of that person, be served by addressing it to him by the description of " person having control of" the premises (naming them) to which it relates and by delivering it to some person on the premises or, if there is no person on the premises to whom it can be delivered, by affixing it, or a copy of it, to some conspicuous part of the premises.

(2)Where under any enactment in Part II of the Act of 1950, Part II of the Act of 1957, or Part II of the Act of 1961, or Part II or Part IV of this Act a document is to be served on the person having control of any premises (however defined), or on the person managing any premises (however defined), or on the owner of any premises (however defined), and more than one person comes within the description in the enactment, the document may be served on more than one of those persons.

(3)In section 69(3) of the Act of 1957 (under which a local authority may issue a certificate that a house is fit for human habitation and will remain so fit for a specified period, not being less than five nor more than ten years) for the word " ten " there shall be substituted the word

fifteen.

(4)In section 161 of the Act of 1957 and in section 161(1)(b) of the Act of 1950 (penalty for preventing execution of repairs, etc.) references to an owner of any premises shall include references to a person having control of any premises (as defined in section 39(2) of the Act of 1957 or, as the case may be, section 7(3) of the Act of 1950, or in any corresponding definition).

(5)In section 178(1) and section 179(1) of the Act of 1957 (which contain general provisions relating to the form of notices, and to dispensations with service of notices) the proviso (which excepts notices under sections 26 and 30 of the Act relating to the substitution of a closing order for a demolition order and to payments for well-maintained houses) shall in each case cease to have effect.

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