Explanatory Memorandum

Rates (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Order 2006

2006 No. 2954

Commentary on Articles

Part Vi – Miscellaneous and Supplementary

Article 38: Powers of entry

48.This Article extends the power of entry, for the purpose of gathering information, to domestic properties. It also obliges the occupier/person entitled to possession to give reasonable assistance when information is being gathered for rating or valuation purposes. Where a person fails to give reasonable assistance, in relation to the power of entry, they will be guilty of a new offence and liable to a fine.