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Antisocial Behaviour etc. (Scotland) Act 2004

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78Failure to comply with notice: action by authority at landlord’s expense

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(1)Subsections (2) and (3) apply where—

(a)a local authority serves an antisocial behaviour notice on a landlord under section 68(1);

(b)the landlord fails to take the action specified in the notice within the time so specified; and

(c)in consequence of that failure, it appears to the authority that it is necessary for it to take steps to deal with the antisocial behaviour described in the notice.

(2)The local authority may take such steps as it considers necessary to deal with the antisocial behaviour described in the notice.

(3)In such circumstances as the Scottish Ministers may by regulations prescribe, the landlord shall be liable for expenditure—

(a)incurred, by virtue of subsection (2), by the local authority; and

(b)of such description as may be so prescribed.

(4)Regulations under subsection (3) may include provision for or in connection with—

(a)imposing requirements on local authorities and landlords as respects arrangements for the notification and collection of expenditure of a description prescribed in the regulations;

(b)specifying arrangements for the settling of disputes arising by virtue of subsection (3).

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