Housing Act 1966

Prosecutions and offences.

116

116. (1) An offence under this Act may be prosecuted by the housing authority in whose functional area the offence is committed and in case the offence relates to a function being performed by or on behalf of the Minister under section 111 of this Act, or by a housing authority outside their functional area, the offence may be prosecuted by:

( a) in case the function is being performed by or on behalf of the Minister—the Minister,

( b) in case the function is being performed by a housing authority—that authority, or

( c) in case the function is being performed by a person—that person.

(2) Where an offence under this Act is committed by a body corporate and is proved to have been so committed with the consent or connivance of or to be attributable to any neglect on the part of any director, manager, secretary or other officer of such body corporate, such director, manager, secretary or other officer or any person purporting to act in such capacity shall also be deemed to have committed the said offence and he as well as the body corporate shall be deemed to be guilty of the offence.