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Housing Act 1974

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97Further powers and duties of local authorities

(1)Section 159 of the Housing Act 1957 (powers of entry of local authorities for certain purposes) shall apply to entry for the purpose of survey and examination of any dwelling with a view to ascertaining whether the requirements of an improvement notice served, or undertaking accepted, under this Part of this Act have been complied with, and section 160 of that Act (penalty for obstructing execution of Act) shall apply accordingly.

(2)A local authority may by agreement with a person having control of a dwelling or any other person having an estate or interest in a dwelling execute at his expense any works which that person is required to carry out in the dwelling in pursuance of an improvement notice served, or undertaking accepted, under this Part of this Act, and for that purpose the local authority shall have all such rights as that person would have as against the occupying tenant (if any) of the dwelling and any other person having an interest in the dwelling.

(3)Where under this Part of this Act a local authority are required to serve a copy of a notice on any person who, to their knowledge, is an owner, lessee or mortgagee of any dwelling, any person having an estate or interest in the dwelling who is not served with a copy of the notice shall, on application in writing to the local authority, be entitled to obtain a copy of that notice.

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