Section 94 - Protection of property: supplementary provisions
179.Subsection (1) gives a local authority a power to enter premises where the applicant usually resides or which were his or her last usual place of residence when taking action to protect an applicant’s personal property. It also allows an authority to deal with the personal property in any way which is reasonably necessary.
180.Subsection (2) requires that the officer authorised to enter premises produce a written authorisation upon request while subsection (3) sets out what happens if a person obstructs the officer in the exercise of the power. The other subsections provide for delivery of the possessions to a location nominated by the applicant, the ending of the duty, and notices that must be given.