Section 22 - Action under section 20 or 21: power to demand expenses
50.Section 22 provides a local authority with the power to demand expenses where action has been taken under section 20 or 21.
51.Section 22(1) provides that, where a local authority has taken action under section 20 or 21, it may impose a charge on the owner of the land as a means of recovering expenses incurred by them in taking the steps set out in paragraphs (a) to (c).
52.Subsections (4) and (5) set out the time when a charge may be imposed for the costs of emergency action, which is dependent upon whether an appeal is brought.
53.Subsection (6) sets out that the power to impose a charge is exercisable by serving on the owner a demand for the expenses that the local authority seeks to recover, in the time period specified in subsection (8).
54.Subsection (7) provides that an owner of land who is served with a demand under this section may appeal to a Residential Property Tribunal against this demand.