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Public Health (Control of Disease) Act 1984

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30Duty on ceasing to occupy house after recent case of notifiable disease

(1)If a person ceases to occupy a house or part of a house in which to his knowledge a person has within six weeks previously been suffering from a notifiable disease and either—

(a)he fails to have the house, or the part of the house, and all articles in it liable to retain infection, properly disinfected, or

(b)he fails to give to the owner of the house, or the part of the house, notice of the previous existence of the disease, or

(c)on being questioned by the owner as to whether within the preceding six weeks there has been in it any person suffering from any notifiable disease, he makes a false answer, he shall be liable on summary conviction—

(i)in the case of an offence under paragraph (a) or (b) above, to a fine not exceeding level 2 on the standard scale, or

(ii)in the case of an offence under paragraph (c), to a fine not exceeding level 2 on the standard scale or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding one month.

(2)The local authority shall give notice of the provisions of this section to the occupier and also to the owner of any house in which they are aware that there is a person suffering from a notifiable disease.

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