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5(1)A valuation officer may serve a notice on a person who is an owner or occupier of a hereditament [F1requesting him to supply to the officer information—E+W

(a)which is specified in the notice, and

(b)which the officer reasonably believes will assist him in carrying out functions conferred or imposed on him by or under this Part.]

[F2(1A)A notice under this paragraph must state that the officer believes the information requested will assist him in carrying out functions conferred or imposed on him by or under this Part.]

(2)A person on whom a notice is served under this paragraph shall supply the information [F3requested]F4... in such form and manner as is [F5specified] in the notice F4....

F6(3). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(4)If a notice has been served on a person under this paragraph, and in supplying information in purported compliance with sub-paragraph (2) above he makes a statement which he knows to be false in a material particular or recklessly makes a statement which is false in a material particular, he shall be liable on summary conviction to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 3 months or to a fine not exceeding level 3 on the standard scale or to both.

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F1Words and para. 5(1)(a)(b) of Sch. 9 substituted by Local Government and Housing Act 1989 (c. 42, SIF 81:1), s. 139, Sch. 5 para. 46(2)

F4Words in Sch. 9 para. 5(2) repealed (18.9.2003) by Local Government Act 2003 (c. 26), ss. 72(2), 128(1)(a), Sch. 8 Pt. 1

F6Sch. 9 para. 5(3) repealed (18.9.2003) by Local Government Act 2003 (c. 26), ss. 72(3), 128(1)(a), Sch. 8 Pt. 1

[F75A(1)If a person on whom a notice is served under paragraph 5 above fails to comply with paragraph 5(2) within the period of 56 days beginning with the day on which the notice is served, he shall be liable to a penalty of £100.E+W

(2)Where a person becomes liable to a penalty under sub-paragraph (1) above, the valuation officer shall serve on him a notice (a “penalty notice”) stating—

(a)that he has failed to comply with paragraph 5(2) above within the period mentioned in sub-paragraph (1) above,

(b)that he is liable to a penalty of £100,

(c)the effect of sub-paragraphs (3) and (4) below, and

(d)that he has a right of appeal under paragraph 5C below.

(3)If the person on whom a penalty notice is served fails to comply with paragraph 5(2) within the period of 21 days beginning with the day on which the notice is served, he shall be liable—

(a)to a further penalty of £100, and

(b)subject to sub-paragraph (4) below, to a further penalty of £20 for each day in respect of which the failure continues after the end of that period.

(4)The amount to which a person shall be liable under this paragraph in respect of a failure to comply with a notice served under paragraph 5 above shall not exceed the greater of—

(a)the rateable value of the hereditament concerned for the day on which the penalty notice is served, and

(b)£500.

(5)For the purposes of sub-paragraph (4)(a) above—

(a)the hereditament concerned is the hereditament in respect of which the notice under paragraph 5 above was served, and

(b)a list compiled under this Part shall be used to find the rateable value of the hereditament for the day concerned.

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F7Sch. 9 paras. 5A-5H inserted (18.9.2003) by Local Government Act 2003 (c. 26), ss. 72(4), 128(1)(a)

5BA valuation officer may mitigate or remit any penalty imposed under paragraph 5A above.

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F7Sch. 9 paras. 5A-5H inserted (18.9.2003) by Local Government Act 2003 (c. 26), ss. 72(4), 128(1)(a)

5C(1)A person may appeal to a valuation tribunal if he is aggrieved by the imposition on him of a penalty under paragraph 5A above.E+W

(2)An appeal under this paragraph must be made before the end of the period of 28 days beginning with the day on which the penalty notice is served.

(3)An appeal under this paragraph shall not prevent liability to any further penalty or penalties arising under paragraph 5A(3) above.

(4)An appeal under this paragraph shall be treated as an appeal against the penalty imposed under paragraph 5A(1) above and any further penalty which may be imposed under paragraph 5A(3) above.

(5)On an appeal under this paragraph the valuation tribunal may mitigate or remit any penalty under paragraph 5A above if it is satisfied on either or both of the grounds specified in sub-paragraph (6) below.

(6)Those grounds are—

(a)that the appellant had a reasonable excuse for not complying with paragraph 5(2) above, or

(b)that the information requested is not in the possession or control of the appellant.

[F8(7)In this paragraph “valuation tribunal” means—

(a)in relation to England: the Valuation Tribunal for England;

(b)in relation to Wales: a valuation tribunal established under paragraph 1 of Schedule 11.]

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F7Sch. 9 paras. 5A-5H inserted (18.9.2003) by Local Government Act 2003 (c. 26), ss. 72(4), 128(1)(a)

5D(1)Subject to sub-paragraph (2) below, any penalty imposed under paragraph 5A above may be recovered by the valuation officer concerned as a civil debt due to him.E+W

(2)No claim to recover any such penalty may be made—

(a)before the end of the period mentioned in paragraph 5C(2) above, or

(b)if an appeal is made under paragraph 5C above, before the appeal is finally disposed of.

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F7Sch. 9 paras. 5A-5H inserted (18.9.2003) by Local Government Act 2003 (c. 26), ss. 72(4), 128(1)(a)

5EAny sums received by a valuation officer by way of penalty under paragraph 5A above must be paid into the Consolidated Fund.

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F7Sch. 9 paras. 5A-5H inserted (18.9.2003) by Local Government Act 2003 (c. 26), ss. 72(4), 128(1)(a)

5F(1)The Secretary of State in relation to England, and the National Assembly of Wales in relation to Wales, may by regulations make provision in relation to notices served under paragraphs 5 and 5A above.E+W

(2)The provision that may be made by regulations under this paragraph includes—

(a)provision enabling a valuation officer to request or obtain information for the purpose of identifying the owner or occupier of a hereditament;

(b)provision enabling a notice to be served on a person either by name or by such description as may be prescribed.

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F7Sch. 9 paras. 5A-5H inserted (18.9.2003) by Local Government Act 2003 (c. 26), ss. 72(4), 128(1)(a)

5GThe Secretary of State in relation to England, and the National Assembly in relation to Wales, may by order amend paragraph 5A above to increase or decrease the amount of any penalty under that paragraph.

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F7Sch. 9 paras. 5A-5H inserted (18.9.2003) by Local Government Act 2003 (c. 26), ss. 72(4), 128(1)(a)

5HWhere a valuation officer requires the name or address of a person on whom a notice under paragraph 5 or 5A above is to be served, he may serve a notice on a billing authority which he reasonably believes may have that information requesting the authority to supply him with that information.]

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F7Sch. 9 paras. 5A-5H inserted (18.9.2003) by Local Government Act 2003 (c. 26), ss. 72(4), 128(1)(a)

6(1)If in the course of the exercise of its functions any information comes to the notice of a [F9billing authority] which leads it to suppose that a list requires alteration it shall be the authority’s duty to inform the valuation officer who has the duty to maintain the list.E+W

[F10(1A)The Secretary of State may make regulations containing provision that, at such times and in such manner as may be prescribed, a [F9billing authority] shall supply to the valuation officer for the authority information of such description as may be prescribed.]

(2) . . . F11

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F9Words in Sch. 9 para. 6(1)(1A) substituted (6.3.1992) by 1992 c. 14, s. 117(1), Sch. 13 para. 87(4) (with s. 118(1)(2)(4))

F12[6A(1)Where regulations under this Schedule impose a duty on a billing authority to supply information to any person, they may also require—E+W

(a)the Secretary of State;

(b)any appropriate precepting authority; or

(c)any appropriate levying body,

to supply the billing authority with prescribed information if the Secretary of State considers it to be information the billing authority needs in order to fulfil its duty.

(2)Where regulations under this Schedule contain provision about the contents or form of a notice to be served by a billing authority, they may also require the Secretary of State or any appropriate precepting authority to supply the billing authority with prescribed information if the Secretary of State considers it to be information the billing authority needs to ensure that the provision is met.

(3)Where any person other than the Secretary of State fails to supply information to a billing authority in accordance with regulations made by virtue of sub-paragraph (1) or (2) above, he shall be liable to indemnify the authority against any loss or damage which the authority sustains in consequence of the failure.

(4)For the purposes of sub-paragraph (1) or (2) above an authority is an appropriate precepting authority in relation to a billing authority if it has power to issue a precept to the billing authority under Part I of the Local Government Finance Act 1992.

(5)For the purposes of sub-paragraph (1) above a body is an appropriate levying body in relation to a billing authority if—

(a)it has power to issue a levy or special levy to the billing authority; or

(b)it has power to issue a levy to a county council which has power to issue a precept to the billing authority under Part I of the Local Government Finance Act 1992.]

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F12Sch. 9 para. 6A inserted (6.3.1992) by 1992 c. 14, s. 117(1), Sch. 13 para. 87(5) (with s. 118(1)(2)(4))

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