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(1)This section applies where a tenant, or the secretary of a recognised tenants’ association, has obtained such a summary as is referred to in section 21(1) (summary of relevant costs), whether in pursuance of that section or otherwise.
(2)The tenant, or the secretary with the consent of the tenant, may within six months of obtaining the summary require the landlord in writing to afford him reasonable facilities—
(a)for inspecting the accounts, receipts and other documents supporting the summary, and
(b)for taking copies or extracts from them.
(3)A request under this section is duly served on the landlord if it is served on—
(a)an agent of the landlord named as such in the rent book or similar document, or
(b)the person who receives the rent of behalf of the landlord;
and a person on whom a request is so served shall forward it as soon as may be to the landlord.
(4)The landlord shall make such facilities available to the tenant or secretary for a period of two months beginning not later than one month after the request is made.
[F1(5)The landlord shall—
(a)where such facilities are for the inspection of any documents, make them so available free of charge;
(b)where such facilities are for the taking of copies or extracts, be entitled to make them so available on payment of such reasonable charge as he may determine.
(6)The requirement imposed on the landlord by subsection (5)(a) to make any facilities available to a person free of charge shall not be construed as precluding the landlord from treating as part of his costs of management any costs incurred by him in connection with making those facilities so available.]]
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