§ A rural sanitary authority may, with the sanction of the Local Government Board, sell any cottage or cottages with the land attached, which have ceased to be required for the accommodation of labourers within the district, subject to the following conditions:—
§ (1.) The purchaser shall be liable for the repayment of all charges or proportion of charges attached to such cottage or cottages and the land attached as may be specified in Sections twelve and eighteen of the Labourers (Ireland) Act, 1883, and subject also to the conditions of letting as specified in Section thirteen of the said Act of 1883.
§ (2.) Such cottage or cottages and land shall he offered for sale at a reserve price, being not less than the charges or proportion of charges already incurred and paid by the rural sanitary authority.
§ (3.) Such cottage or cottages and land shall be offered for sale at the said reserve price first to the owner or representative of the owner from whom the land for said cottage or cottages was originally purchased or taken on lease.
§ (4.) If such owner or representative shall decline to purchase, or shall have neglected to do so within a reasonable time to be specified in the notice to him that such cottage or cottages and land are for sale, then they shall be offered for sale at the said reserve price to the actual occupier of the holding from which the land was taken.
§ (5.) If such occupier shall decline to purchase, or shall have negleted to do so within a reasonable period of time to 272 be specified in the notice to him that such cottage or cottages and land are for sale, they shall be offered for sale by public auction or tender after specified advertisements in the newspapers circulating in the district, at a price, not less than the said reserve price.