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(1)A notice or other document required or authorised to be served under this Act may be served on a person—
(a)by delivering it to him in person;
(b)by sending it by post to him at his usual or last-known residence or place of business in the United Kingdom; or
(c)in the case of a body corporate, by delivering it to the secretary or clerk of the body corporate at its registered or principal office or sending it by post to the secretary or clerk of that body corporate at that office.
[F1(1A)A notice or other document required or authorised to be served under this Act may also be served on a person (“the recipient”) by means of an electronic communication, but only if—
(a)the recipient has stated a willingness to receive the notice or document by means of an electronic communication,
(b)the statement has not been withdrawn, and
(c)the notice or document was transmitted to an electronic address specified by the recipient.
(1B)A statement under subsection (1A) may be withdrawn by giving a notice to the person to whom the statement was made.
(1C)For the purposes of subsection (1A)—
“electronic address” includes any number or address used for the purposes of receiving electronic communications;
“electronic communication” means an electronic communication within the meaning of the Electronic Communications Act 2000; and
“specified” means specified in a statement made for the purposes of subsection (1A).]
(2)In the case of a notice or other document required or authorised to be served under this Act on a person as owner of premises, it may alternatively be served by—
(a)addressing it “the owner” of the premises (naming them), and
(b)delivering it to a person on the premises or, if no person to whom it can be delivered is found there, fixing it to a conspicuous part of the premises.
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