678. Enforcement of compulsory hiring order for allotments purposes.

678.     Enforcement of compulsory hiring order for allotments purposes.

A council1 requiring to hire compulsorily2 any land3 authorised to be hired by a compulsory hiring order4 must, within three calendar months after the date on which the order is confirmed5, give notice to that effect6 to the owner7 of such land, and to any existing tenant8 thereof, or to such of those parties as may, after diligent inquiry, be known to the council, demanding from those parties the particulars of their estate and interest in the land, in so