Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1997
2.— (1) Notwithstanding anything contained in any enactment or the District Court Rules—
( a) a summons in connection with proceedings under F9 [ Part 2 of the Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2014 ], or this Act may be served by ordinary prepaid post or in any one of the other ways referred to in section 3(1) of the Housing Act, 1966;
( b) a summons in connection with proceedings in the District Court under F9 [ Part 2 of the Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2014 ], or this Act may, in lieu of being signed and issued by a judge of the District Court, be signed and issued under the general superintendence of an appropriate District Court clerk as a matter of administrative procedure.
(2) In this section “ appropriate District Court clerk”, in relation to a summons, means a District Court clerk assigned to any District Court area in the District Court district in which a justice of the District Court has jurisdiction in relation to the proceedings to which the summons relates.