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(1)A council officer entering any premises under section 28 or in accordance with a warrant granted under section 29 may take on to the premises such other persons and such equipment as the officer considers necessary.
(2)A right to enter any premises conferred by section 28 may be exercised only at a reasonable time.
(3)A council officer exercising a right conferred by section 28 must, if required to do so, produce written evidence of the officer’s authorisation to exercise that right.
(4)On leaving any premises which a council officer is authorised to enter by a warrant granted under section 29, the officer must, if the premises are unoccupied or the occupier is temporarily absent, leave the premises as effectively secured against trespassers as the officer found them.
(5)A council officer who takes possession of any item under section 28(1)(d) must leave a statement on the premises from which the item was removed—
(a)giving particulars of what has been taken, and
(b)stating that the officer has taken possession of it.
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