(1) Every occupier of premises commits an offence and is liable on summary conviction to the penalty specified in section 242(2) who—
(a) refuses or wilfully omits to disclose or wilfully misstates the name or address of the owner of the premises when requested to do so by an officer of the local authority or by a person acting under the authority of the local authority for the purpose of giving effect to the provisions of this Act or of any other enactment in relation to the premises; or
(b) refuses or neglects to allow the owner of the premises to give effect to the provisions of this Act or of any other enactment in respect of the premises.
(2) The owner is not liable to a fine for a default for which he or she might otherwise be liable if he or she proves that the default was due to the refusal or neglect of the occupier.
Compare: 1974 No 66 s 671