Service of notices or copies of applications
17. (1) Any notice required by this Scheme to be served on any person shall be given in writing and shall be duly served on that person if it is delivered to him, or left at his proper address or sent to him by post in a registered letter or by the recorded delivery service.
(2) In the case of an incorporated company or body, any such notice or other document shall be duly served if it is served on the secretary or clerk of that company or body.
(3) Any such notice or other document to be served by or on a landlord or tenant shall be duly served if served by or on any agent of the landlord or tenant.
(4) For the purposes of this Scheme and of section 7 of the Interpretation Act 1978(1) (service by post), the proper address of a person is–
(a)in the case of a secretary or clerk to a company or body, that of the registered or principal office of the company or body;
(b)in any other case, the person’s last known address.
(5) Unless or until the tenant or landlord of any tenancy has received–
(a)notice that the person who before that time was his immediate landlord (the “original landlord”) has ceased to be such; and
(b)notice of the name and address of the person who has become his immediate landlord,
any notice served on the original landlord by the tenant or landlord shall be deemed for the purposes of this Scheme to have been properly served.
(6) Where an original landlord receives a notice in the circumstances described in subpa ragraph (5), he shall forthwith serve that notice on the person on whom that notice should have been served.
(7) In this paragraph, “notice” includes a copy of an application served under paragraph 7.