Derelict Sites Act 1990

Obligation to give information to local authority.

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29. (1) A local authority may, for any purpose arising in relation to their functions under this Act, by notice in writing require the occupier of any structure or other land or any person receiving, whether for himself or for another, rent out of any structure or other land to state in writing to such authority, within a specified time not less than fourteen days after being so required, particulars of the estate, interest, or right by virtue of which he occupies such structure or other land or receives such rent (as the case may be), and the name and address (so far as they are known to him) of every person who to his knowledge has any estate or interest in or right over or in respect of such structure or other land.

(2) Where land entered on the register or an interest in such land, is transferred (other than by will or on an intestacy) from a person to another person, it shall be the duty of both persons to notify in writing the local authority in whose functional area the land is situated of the transfer not later than four weeks after the date of the transfer.

(3) Where land entered on the register or an interest in such land, is transferred to a person by will or on an intestacy, it shall be the duty of that person to notify in writing the local authority in whose functional area the land is situated of the transfer not later than six months after the date of the transfer and it shall be the duty of the personal representative of the person under whose will or upon whose intestacy the land, or the interest in land, is transferred as aforesaid to notify in writing the said local authority of the transfer not later than two months after the date of the grant to him of probate of the said will or letters of administration of the estate of the second mentioned person.

(4) When a local authority is notified by any person of a transfer of land, or an interest in land, under this section, it shall cause the appropriate entry in the register to be amended.

(5) Every person who is required under subsection (1) to state in writing any matter or thing to a local authority and either fails so to state such matter or thing within the time appointed under this section or, when so stating any such matter or thing, makes any statement in writing which is to his knowledge false or misleading in a material respect, shall be guilty of an offence under this section and shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding £1,000.