131. Liability of agent or trustee.

Where a local authority1 claims to recover expenses under the Building Act 1984 from a person as being the owner2 of the premises3 in respect of which the expenses were incurred, and that person proves that:

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    (1)     he is receiving the rent of those premises merely as agent or trustee for some other person4; and

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    (2)     he has not, and since the date of the service5 on him of a demand for payment has not had, in his hands on behalf of that other person sufficient money to discharge the whole demand of the authority