—(1) Whenever any estate or interest in any house, building, land or tenement included, or capable of being included, in a Valuation List is sold or transferred whether by instrument or operation of law or otherwise, the vendor or transferor shall, within one month after the sale or transfer, give notice thereof to the Chief Assessor in such form as may be prescribed by the Chief Assessor.
(2) Whenever the owner of any taxable property dies, the person becoming the owner of the property by succession or otherwise shall give notice thereof in writing to the Chief Assessor within one year after the death of the deceased.
(3) On receipt of any such notice, the Chief Assessor may require the production of the instrument of sale or transfer, if any.
(4) When any building is erected or when any building is rebuilt, enlarged, altered or improved or where any building which has been vacant is occupied, the owner of the building shall within 15 days give notice thereof in writing to the Chief Assessor.
(5) When any building is erected, rebuilt, enlarged, altered or improved, the architect in charge or, if there is no architect, the person supervising the building works shall within 15 days give notice thereof in writing to the Chief Assessor.
(6) The period of 15 days referred to in subsections (4) and (5) shall be reckoned from the date of the completion of the building which has been newly erected or rebuilt or of the enlargement, alteration, improvement or occupation, as the case may be.
(7) When any building or any part of a building which is liable to the payment of tax is demolished or removed, the owner shall, within 15 days from the completion of the demolition or removal, give notice thereof in writing to the Chief Assessor.
(8) Where any building or part of a building is demolished or removed and no action has been taken to amend the Valuation List in respect thereof for any reason, the owner shall, at the option of the Comptroller —
continue to be liable to pay the tax in respect of the building or part of the building, as if the building had not been demolished or removed; or
notwithstanding that the Valuation List has not been amended, be liable to pay the tax in respect of that property from the date of demolition or removal of the building, as the case may be, on the basis of any revised annual value which may be ascribed to that property in a subsequent amended Valuation List.
(9) Where any property is let and the rent charged therefor, or any sum charged for the use of furniture, fixtures, fittings and other furnishings therein, or for the maintenance of the property and the grounds thereof, or for services provided in connection with the property, is increased, the owner of the property shall, within 15 days of the increase, give notice thereof in writing to the Chief Assessor.
(10) Where any property is let and a premium is charged for the letting of the property, the owner thereof shall, within 15 days of the receipt of the premium, give notice in writing to the Chief Assessor.
(11) When any property ceases to be occupied by the owner, the owner of the property shall, within 15 days of ceasing to occupy the property, give notice thereof in writing to the Chief Assessor.
(12) Whenever any person makes an application to the competent authority for permission to develop or subdivide any property in accordance with the provisions of the Planning Act (Cap. 232), he shall, within 15 days of making such an application, give notice thereof in writing to the Chief Assessor.
(13) Any person who fails to give any notice required by this section shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $5,000.
(14) Any owner who fails to give any notice required by this section and who subsequently becomes liable to pay tax pursuant to section 21 shall pay interest on the tax at the rate of 10% per annum.
(15) The interest payable under subsection (14) shall be calculated from the date of expiry of the period during which the notice is to be given and shall be deemed to be tax payable and recoverable under this Act.