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(a)any equipment or building has been destroyed or altered in compliance with a notice falling within section 13(3) or has been destroyed or altered under section 14,
(b)he had an interest which was materially affected by the destruction or alteration and he sustained loss as a result, and
(c)no copy of a notice was served on him under section 13.
(2)This section also applies if a person claims that—
(a)any equipment or building has been destroyed or altered under section 15, and
(b)he had an interest which was materially affected by the destruction or alteration and he sustained loss as a result.
(3)If the person concerned makes an application under this section to the High Court or in Scotland the Court of Session, and the Court finds that his claim is justified, the Court may order the Secretary of State to pay to the applicant such amount (if any) by way of compensation as the Court considers just.
(4)If the Court believes that the equipment or building would have been destroyed or altered even if a copy of a notice had been served on the applicant under section 13 the Court must not order compensation to be paid under this section.
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