Public Bodies Leases Act 1969

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16 Inspection of leased land


Any person authorised by the lessor in writing shall, on giving not less than 48 hours’ notice in writing to the lessee or his agent, be entitled, at all reasonable times, to enter any farm land held on lease granted or renewed after the commencement of this Act by any lessor that is a leasing authority or a public body, whether the lease is granted or renewed under this Act or any other enactment, for the purpose of inspecting the land in order to ascertain whether the covenants implied on the part of the lessee by section 15 have been observed and performed by the lessee.


Every person who obstructs any person authorised as aforesaid in the making of an inspection, or who refuses to answer any reasonable question put to him in writing by any person so authorised, or who makes to him any wilful mis-statement, commits an offence, and is liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $100.

Section 16(2): amended, on 1 July 2013, by section 413 of the Criminal Procedure Act 2011 (2011 No 81).