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Finance Act 1960

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4(1)Any notice required or authorised to be given under this Schedule shall be in writing.

(2)Any such notice shall be deemed, unless the contrary is shown, to have been received by a person if it is shown to have been left for him at his last-known residence or place of business in the United Kingdom.

(3)Any such notice may be given by post, and the letter containing the notice may be sent to the last-known residence or place of business in the United Kingdom of the person to whom it is directed.

(4)Any such notice given to the secretary or clerk of a company or body of persons (incorporated or unincorporated) on behalf of the company or body shall be deemed to have been given to the company or body ; and for the purpose of the foregoing provisions of this paragraph any such company or body of persons having an office in the United Kingdom shall be treated as resident at that office or, if it has more than one, at the registered or principal office.

(5)Where any such notice is to be given to any person as the occupier of any land, and it is not practicable after reasonable inquiry to ascertain—

(a)what is the name of any person being the occupier thereof, or

(b)whether or not there is a person being the occupier thereof,

the notice may be addressed to the person concerned by any sufficient description of the capacity in which it is given to him.

(6)In any case to which the foregoing sub-paragraph applies, and in any other case where it is not practicable after reasonable inquiry to ascertain an address in the United Kingdom for the service of a notice to be given to a person as being the occupier of any land, the notice shall be deemed to have been received by the person concerned on being left for him on the land, either in the hands of a responsible person or conspicuously affixed to some building or object on the land.

(7)The foregoing provisions of this paragraph (other than sub-paragraph (1)) shall not affect the validity of any notice duly given otherwise than in accordance with those provisions.

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