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Houses in Multiple Occupation Act (Northern Ireland) 2016

Section 71: Power to obtain information from persons connected to the premises

This section allows a council to serve notice on certain persons (defined as “relevant persons”) to provide them in writing with details such as: the nature of the person’s estate in the premises, the name and address of any other person known to them to have an estate in the premises, any other information which the council may reasonably require and may be known to the person. The notice may also require the person to disclose the relationship between themselves and any other occupiers for the purpose of establishing households and whether the premises are, or contain, an HMO.  “Relevant persons” include licence holders, owners, occupiers and agents in relation to premises.

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