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Fire Precautions Act 1971

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Premises for which fire certificates are required

    1. 1. Uses of premises for which fire certificate is compulsory.

    2. 2. Premises exempt from s. 1.

    3. 3. Power of fire authority to make fire certificate compulsory for use of certain premises as a dwelling.

    4. 4. Right of appeal against, and coming into force of, notices under s. 3.

  3. Fire certificates

    1. 5. Application for, and issue of, fire certificate.

    2. 5A. Powers for fire authority to grant exemption in particular cases.

    3. 5B. Withdrawal of exemptions under s. 5A.

    4. 6. Contents of fire certificate.

    5. 7. Offences in relation to foregoing provisions.

    6. 8. Change of conditions affecting adequacy of certain matters specified in fire certificate, etc.

    7. 8A. Changes of conditions affecting premises for which exemption has been granted.

    8. 8B. Charges for issue or amendment of fire certicicates.

    9. 9. Right of appeal as regards matters arising out of ss. 5 to 8.

    10. 9A. Duty as to means of escape and for fighting fire.

    11. 9B. Codes of practice as to means of escape and for fighting fire.

    12. 9C. Legal effect of codes of practice.

    13. 9D. Improvement notices.

    14. 9E. Rights of appeal against improvement notices.

    15. 9F. Provision as to offences.

  4. Premises involving excessive risk to persons in case of fire

    1. 10. Special procedure in cases of special risk: prohibition notices.

    2. 10A. Rights of appeal against prohibition notices.

    3. 10B. Provision as to offences.

  5. Building and other regulations about fire precautions

    1. 11.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    2. 12. Power of Secretary of State to make regulations about fire precautions.

    3. 13. Exercise of certain powers of fire authority in England or Wales where building regulations as to means of escape apply.

    4. 14. Exercise of certain powers of fire authority in Scotland where building standards regulations as to means of escape apply.

  6. Consultation between fire and other authorities

    1. 15.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    2. 16. Duty of local authority to consult fire authority in certain cases before passing plans.

    3. 17. Duty of fire authorities to consult other authorities before requiring alterations to buildings.

  7. Enforcement

    1. 18. Enforcement of Act.

    2. 19. Powers of inspectors.

    3. 20. Exercise on behalf of fire inspectors of their powers by officers of fire brigades.

    4. 21. Restriction on disclosure of information.

  8. Offences, penalties and legal proceedings

    1. 22. Falsification of documents, false statements etc.

    2. 23. Offences by bodies corporate.

    3. 24. Offences due to fault of other person.

    4. 25. Defence available to persons charged with offences.

    5. 26. Appeals to magistrates’ courts.

    6. 27. Appeal from order made on complaint.

    7. 27A. Civil and other liability.

    8. 28. Power of county court or sheriff, where notice under s. 3 is in force, to modify agreements and leases and apportion expenses.

    9. 28A. Special provision for factory, office, railway and shop premises.

  9. Amendments of other Acts

    1. 29. Extension of ss. 24 and 33 of Fire Services Act 1947.

    2. 30. Provisions as to ss. 59 and 60 of Public Health Act 1936 and certain similar enactments.

    3. 31. Suspension of terms and conditions of licences dealing with same matters as fire certificates or regulations.

    4. 32. Provision for securing exercise of local Act powers in conformity with this Act.

    5. 33. Amendment of Offices, Shops and Railway Premises Act 1963.

    6. 34.†Modification of Rent Act 1968 and corresponding Scottish Acts.

    7. 34.†Modification of Rent Act 1968 and corresponding Scottish Acts.

  10. Miscellaneous and general

    1. 35. Power to apply Act to vessels and movable structures.

    2. 36. Power of local authorities to make loans to meet expenditure on certain alterations to buildings occasioned by this Act.

    3. 37. General provisions as to regulations.

    4. 38. Service of documents.

    5. 39. Expenses.

    6. 40. Application to Crown, etc.

    7. 41. Application to premises occupied by U.K. Atomic Energy Authority.

    8. 42.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    9. 43. Interpretation.

    10. 44. Short title, extent and commencement.

    1. SCHEDULE I

      Modification of Rent Act 1968 and Corresponding Scottish Acts

      1. Part I . . .

      2. Part II . . .

      3. Part III Modifications of Rent (Scotland) Act 1984

        1. Steps mentioned in certain notices under this Act to count as improvements for certain purposes of Rent (Scotland) Act 1971

          1. 1.. . . . . . . . . ....

          2. 2.In relation to a dwelling-house consisting of or comprised in...

        2. Modification of Rent (Scotland) Act 1984 in cases where rent is increased by virtue of section 28(3)(b) of this Act

          1. 3.(1) Where, in the case of any premises consisting of...

          2. 4.. . . . . . . . . ....

        3. Meaning of “the Act of 1984”

          1. 5.In this Part of this Schedule, “theAct of 1984” means...

      4. Part IV Modifications of Sections 55 to 59 of the Rent (Scotland) Act 1984

        1. Modifications of the said sections 55 to 59 in cases where rent is increased by virtue of section 28(3)(b) of this Act

          1. 1.Where, in the case of any premises consisting of a...

          2. 2.Where, in the case of any premises consisting of a...

          3. 3.Where, in the case of any premises consisting of a...

          4. 4.Expressions used in this Part of this Schedule and in...

          5. 5.There shall be inserted the words “and Part IV of...

          6. 6.There shall be inserted the words “and paragraph 3 of...

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      Special Provision for Certain Premises

      1. Part I The Premises

        1. 1.Subject to paragraph 2 below, the following are the descriptions...

        2. 2.Premises which are deemed to form part of a mine...

      2. Part II The Modifications

        1. 3.(1) This paragraph applies to premises in respect of which...

        2. 4.In section 6(1) as it has effect in relation to...

        3. 5.In section 8 as it has effect in relation to...

        4. 6.In section 8A as it has effect in relation to...

        5. 7.Where a licence issued under the Explosives Act 1875 or...

        6. 8.Where any premises (“ the relevant premises ”)—

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