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(1)As from the time when a demand under section 19 or 22 becomes operative, the relevant expenses set out in the demand carry interest at such rate as the local authority may fix until recovery of all sums due under the demand; and the expenses and any interest are recoverable by it as a debt.
(2)As from that time, the expenses and any interest are, until recovery, a charge on the land to which the compliance notice or emergency action in question relates.
(3)The charge takes effect at that time as a legal charge which is a local land charge.
(4)For the purpose of enforcing the charge the local authority has the same powers and remedies under the Law of Property Act 1925 and otherwise as if it was a mortgagee by deed having powers of sale and lease, of accepting surrenders of leases and of appointing a receiver.
(5)The power of appointing a receiver is exercisable at any time after the end of the period of 1 month beginning with the date on which the charge takes effect.
(6)In this section “relevant expenses”—
(a)in the case of a demand under section 19, has the meaning given by subsection (3) of that section, and
(b)in the case of a demand under section 22, has the meaning given by subsection (6) of that section.
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