Health Act 1947

Selling or letting dwelling after infection.



(a) a person sells or lets a dwelling in which to his knowledge a person has been residing at any time during the preceding three months while suffering from an infectious disease, and

(b) he did not before selling or letting the dwelling give in the prescribed manner an infected premises notice to the F58[medical officer of health for the area] in which the dwelling is situated,

he shall be guilty of an offence under this section and shall be liable on summary conviction thereof to a fine not exceeding fifty pounds or, at the discretion of the Court, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding three months or to both such fine and such imprisonment.




Substituted (1.01.2005) by Health Act 2004 (42/2004), s. 75 and sch. 6 part 1, S.I. No. 887 of 2004.

Editorial Notes:


The Euro equivalent of £50 mentioned in section is €63.49. This translates into a Class C fine, not greater than €2,500, as provided (4.01.2011) by Fines Act 2010 (8/2010), ss. 3, 6(2) and table ref. no. 6, S.I. No. 662 of 2010.