Family Home Protection Act 1976
15.— Where any person having an interest in any premises, on being required in writing by or on behalf of any other person proposing to acquire that interest to give any information necessary to establish if the conveyance of that interest requires a consent under section 3 (1), knowingly gives information which is false or misleading in any material particular, he shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable—
( a) on summary conviction, to a fine not exceeding £200 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding twelve months or to both, or
( b) on conviction on indictment, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years,
without prejudice to any other liability, civil or criminal.