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The Control of Waste (Dealing with Seized Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015

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7.—(1) A seizure authority must give notice of the seizure of property under section 5 of the 1989 Act or under section 34B of the 1990 Act by—

(a)displaying a notice at the office of the seizure authority on whose behalf the seizure was made, for the period—

(i)beginning with the first working day after the date of seizure; and

(ii)ending 15 working days after that date; and

(b)publishing such notice in a newspaper or on the seizure authority’s website in accordance with regulation 8.

(2) A seizure notice must contain the following information—

(a)a brief description of the seized property, including any registration mark;

(b)the time and place where the property was seized;

(c)the power under which the property was seized;

(d)the name and contact details, including the address, of the seizure authority;

(e)the address and contact details of where to claim entitlement to the property (if different from that given under sub-paragraph (d));

(f)the claim period;

(g)an explanation of the evidence that a claimant will need to provide to the seizure authority to establish entitlement to the seized property in accordance with regulation 11; and

(h)an explanation that the seized property can be sold, destroyed or otherwise disposed of in accordance with regulation 21 if it is not claimed within the claim period or if a claimant who brought a claim within such period is not determined as entitled.

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