Police search of premises with consent.

The police are able to search your premises if you have given them permission to do so.

The police are able to search your premises if you have given them permission to do so. The permission you give should be in writing if practicable, and the officer conducting the search should ascertain that the person giving their consent is the right person to do so. PACE Code B governs the exercise by police of statutory powers of entry, search and seizure.

 

The police should tell you why the search is taking place, specifying, if possible, what or whom they are looking for and where they will be looking. The person consenting to the search must be informed that he does not have to consent to the search and that he can withdraw his consent at any time.


The police can then take items that they consider to be evidential that they can use.

In the case of a rented property it is not enough for the landlord to consent to the search it should be the tenant or lodger whose consent is sought.

 

 

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