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(1)A sheriff who grants an assessment order must also grant a warrant for entry in relation to a visit under section 7 of a place from which a person may be taken in pursuance of the assessment order.
(2)The sheriff may, on the application of the council, otherwise grant a warrant for entry in relation to a visit under section 7 only if satisfied, by evidence on oath—
(a)that a council officer has been, or reasonably expects to be—
(i)refused entry to, or
(ii)otherwise unable to enter,
the place concerned, or
(b)that any attempt by a council officer to visit the place without such a warrant would defeat the object of the visit.
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