Section 25 - Recovery of expenses demanded under section 19 or 22
63.This section deals with the recovery of expenses demanded under section 19 or 22.
64.Subsection (1) provides that, from the time when a demand under section 19 or 22 becomes operative, interest is charged on the expenses set out in the demand at a rate which is fixed by the local authority, until all sums due under the demand are recovered.
65.Subsection (2) provides that from the time the demand becomes operative, the expenses and interest are a charge on the land to which the compliance notice relates, until they are recovered.
66.Subsection (3) sets out that the charge takes effect as a legal charge which is a local land charge.
67.Subsection (4) sets out that the local authority can rely on certain powers and remedies set out in the Law of Property Act 1925 to enforce the charge, including the appointment of a receiver. Subsection (5) sets out when the power to appoint a receiver can be exercised.