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Local Government Finance Act 1988

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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 requiring him to supply to the officer such information as is required by him for the purpose of 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 required if it is in his possession or control, and he shall do so in such form and manner as is required in the notice and within the period of 21 days beginning with the day on which the notice is served.

(3)If a person on whom a notice is served under this paragraph fails without reasonable excuse to comply with sub-paragraph (2) above, he shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 2 on the standard scale.

(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.

6(1)If in the course of the exercise of its functions any information comes to the notice of a relevant 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.

(2)For the purposes of sub-paragraph (1) above each of the following is a relevant authority—

(a)a charging authority;

(b)a precepting authority which falls within section 144(2)(a) to (e) above.

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