Valuation Act 2001

Issue of certificates, service of notices, etc.

66

66.—(1) A certificate, notice or other document under this Act shall, subject to subsection (2), be addressed to the person concerned by name, and may be issued to, given to or, as the case may be, served on the person in one of the following ways:

( a) by delivering it to the person,

( b) by leaving it at the address at which the person ordinarily resides or, in a case in which an address for service has been furnished, at that address,

( c) by sending it by post in a prepaid letter to the address at which the person ordinarily resides or, in a case in which an address for service has been furnished, to that address,

( d) where the address at which the person ordinarily resides cannot be ascertained by reasonable inquiry and the certificate, notice or other document relates to land, by delivering it to some person over 16 years of age resident or employed on the land or by affixing it in a conspicuous position on or near the land, or

( e) by such other means as may be prescribed.

(2) Where a certificate, notice or other document under this Act is to be issued or given to, or served on, a person who is the owner or occupier of land and the name of the person cannot be ascertained by reasonable inquiry, it may be addressed to the person by using the words the owner or, as the case may require, the occupier.

(3) A person who, at any time during the period of 3 months after a certificate, notice or other document is affixed under subsection (1)(d) , removes, damages or defaces the certificate, notice or other document without lawful authority shall be guilty of an offence.

(4) For the purposes of this section, a company shall be deemed to be ordinarily resident at its registered office, and every other body corporate and every unincorporated body shall be deemed to be ordinarily resident at its principal office or place of business.