Housing Act 2004
2004 Chapter 34 - continued

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SCHEDULE 2
 
Section 27
  PROCEDURE AND APPEALS RELATING TO PROHIBITION ORDERS
  PART 1
  SERVICE OF COPIES OF PROHIBITION ORDERS
 Service on owners and occupiers of dwelling or HMO which is not a flat
 
1    (1) This paragraph applies to a prohibition order where the specified premises are a dwelling or HMO which is not a flat.
 
      (2) The authority must serve copies of the order on every person who, to their knowledge, is-
 
 
    (a) an owner or occupier of the whole or part of the specified premises;
 
    (b) authorised to permit persons to occupy the whole or part of those premises; or
 
    (c) a mortgagee of the whole or part of those premises.
      (3) The copies required to be served under sub-paragraph (2) must be served within the period of seven days beginning with the day on which the order is made.
 
      (4) A copy of the order is to be regarded as having been served on every occupier in accordance with sub-paragraphs (2)(a) and (3) if a copy of the order is fixed to some conspicuous part of the specified premises within the period of seven days mentioned in sub-paragraph (3).
 
 Service on owners and occupiers of building containing flats etc.
 
2    (1) This paragraph applies to a prohibition order where the specified premises consist of or include the whole or any part of a building containing one or more flats or any common parts of such a building.
 
      (2) The authority must serve copies of the order on every person who, to their knowledge, is-
 
 
    (a) an owner or occupier of the whole or part of the building;
 
    (b) authorised to permit persons to occupy the whole or part of the building; or
 
    (c) a mortgagee of the whole or part of the building.
      (3) Where the specified premises consist of or include any external common parts of such a building, the authority must, in addition to complying with sub-paragraph (2), serve copies of the order on every person who, to their knowledge, is an owner or mortgagee of the premises in which the common parts are comprised.
 
      (4) The copies required to be served under sub-paragraph (2) or (3) must be served within the period of seven days beginning with the day on which the order is made.
 
      (5) A copy of the order is to be regarded as having been served on every occupier in accordance with sub-paragraphs (2)(a) and (4) if a copy of the order is fixed to some conspicuous part of the building within the period of seven days mentioned in sub-paragraph (4).
 
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