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Towns Improvement Clauses Act 1847

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Occupier refusing to give Name of Owner liable to a Penalty.

CXCVIIIIf, on the Request of the Commissioners, or of the Collector of the said Rates, the Occupier of any Property refuses or wilfully omits to disclose, or wilfully misstates to the Commissioners or Collector making such Request, the Name of the Owner of such Property, or of the Person receiving or authorized to receive the Rents of the same, any Justice of the Peace, on Oath made before him of such Request, and of such Refusal or wilful Omission or Misstatement, may summon the Person who has so refused or wilfully omitted or misstated as aforesaid to appear at a Time and Place to be mentioned in such Summons before such Justice, or before some other Justice; and if the Person so summoned neglect or refuse to attend at the Time and Place mentioned in the Summons, or if he attend and do not show good Cause to the Justice then present for such his Refusal or wilful Omission or Mis-statement, such Justice, upon Proof, in ease of the Neglect or Refusal to attend as aforesaid, of the due Service of the said Summons, or on such Attendance, may impose a Penalty upon such Person who has so refused, or wilfully made such Omission or Mis-statement, not exceeding the Sum of Five Pounds.

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