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MOTOR ACCIDENT INSURANCE ACT 1994 - SECT 87RV
Notice of damage
87RV Notice of damage
(1) This section applies if—
(a) an authorised person damages something when
exercising, or purporting to exercise, a power; or
(b) a person (the
"assistant" ) acting under the direction or authority of an authorised person
(2) However, this section does not apply to damage the
authorised person reasonably considers is trivial or if the authorised person
(a) there is no-one apparently in possession of the
(b) the thing has been abandoned.
(3) The authorised person must
give notice of the damage to a person who appears to the authorised person to
be an owner, or person in control, of the thing.
(4) However, if for any
reason it is not practicable to comply with subsection (3) , the authorised
(a) leave the notice at the place where the damage happened;
(b) ensure it is left in a conspicuous position and in a reasonably
(5) The authorised person may delay complying with
subsection (3) or (4) if the authorised person reasonably suspects complying
with the subsection may frustrate or otherwise hinder the performance of the
authorised person’s functions.
(6) The delay may be only for so long as the
authorised person continues to have the reasonable suspicion and remains in
the vicinity of the place.
(7) If the authorised person believes the damage
was caused by a latent defect in the thing or other circumstances beyond the
control of the authorised person or the assistant, the authorised person may
state the belief in the notice.
(8) The notice must state—
of the damage; and
(b) that the person who suffered the damage may claim
compensation under section 87RW .
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