160Service of notices
(1)Any notice required or authorised by or under this Act to be served on or given to an inspector may be served or given by delivering it to him or by leaving it at, or sending it by post to, his office.
(2)Any such notice required or authorised to be served on or given to a person other than an inspector may be served or given by delivering it to him, or by leaving it at his proper address, or by sending it by post to him at that address.
(3)Any such notice may—
(a)in the case of a body corporate, be served on or given to the secretary or clerk of that body;
(b)in the case of a partnership, be served on or given to a partner or a person having the control or management of the partnership business.
(4)For the purposes of this section and of section 7 of the [1978 c. 30.] Interpretation Act 1978 (service of documents by post) in its application to this section, the proper address of any person on or to whom any such notice is to be served or given shall be his last known address, except that—
(a)in the case of a body corporate or their secretary or clerk, it shall be the address of the registered or principal office of that body;
(b)in the case of a partnership or person having the control or the management of the partnership business, it shall be the principal office of the partnership;
and for the purposes of this subsection the principal office of a company registered outside the United Kingdom or of a partnership carrying on business outside the United Kingdom shall be their principal office within the United Kingdom.
(5)If the person to be served with or given any such notice has specified an address in the United Kingdom other than his proper address within the meaning of subsection (4) above as the one at which he or someone on his behalf will accept notices of the same description as that notice, that address shall also be treated for the purposes of this section and section 7 of the Interpretation Act 1978 as his proper address.
(6)The preceding provisions of this section shall apply to the sending or giving of a document as they apply to the giving of a notice.