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(1)Section 81(1)(b) (Local Authority’s power to serve notice about demolition) of the Act of 1984 shall have effect in the area of a borough council as if—
(a)for the reference to an order made under section 77 (Dangerous building) of the Act of 1984 there were substituted a reference to an order made under section 64 (Proceedings to enforce compliance with notice) of the Act of 1939; and
(b)for the reference to a notice given under section 79 (Ruinous and dilapidated buildings and neglected sites) of the Act of 1984 there were substituted a reference to an order under section 69 (Removal of dilapidated and neglected structures) of the Act of 1939.
(2)Section 45 of the London Local Authorities Act 2000 (c. vii) is amended as follows—
(a)in subsection (4), after “dangerous buildings)” the words “, section 78 (Dangerous building – emergency measures)” are inserted;
(b)in subsection (5), the figures “77 to 80, 82, 83” are replaced by the figures “77 to 79”; and
(c)in subsection (6), in the definition of “the London Building Acts”, the words “as amended” to the end are omitted.
(3)A borough council may recover from a person on whom a notice is served under section 81 of the Act of 1984 any expenses reasonably incurred by them under that section, in addition to any expenses recoverable under section 99 of that Act.
(4)Sections 107 to 110 of the Act of 1984 shall apply in respect of expenses recoverable under subsection (3) above as they apply in respect of expenses to which those sections apply.
(5)In its application under subsection (4) above, for the reference in the said section 107 to the person who is the owner of the premises at the date on which the works were completed there shall be substituted a reference to the person on whom the notice under the said section 81 was served.
(6)In this section—
“the Act of 1939” means the London Building Acts (Amendment) Act 1939 (c. xcvii);
“the Act of 1984” means the Building Act 1984 (c. 55).
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