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.