Derelict Sites Act, 1961

Power to require information as to ownership of land.

15.—A local authority may, for the purpose of enabling them to ascertain the ownership of any land which, in their opinion, is a derelict site, give any person who is the occupier of the land or who, either directly or indirectly, receives rent in respect of the land, a notice in the prescribed form requiring him to state in writing the nature of his own interest therein and the name and address of any other person known to him as having an interest therein, whether as owner in fee simple, mortgagee, lessee or otherwise, and any person who, having been required by a local authority by a notice in writing given in pursuance of this section to give to them any information, fails to give them that information, or knowingly makes any misstatement in respect thereof, shall be guilty of an offence under this section and shall be liable on summary conviction thereof to a fine not exceeding five pounds.