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Public Health etc. (Scotland) Act 2008

Recovery of expenses

Section 81 Recovery of expenses

166.This section provides that a local authority may recover any reasonable expenses it incurs in doing anything it is entitled to do under this Part of the Act from the person on whom a notice is served. If no notice is served, the authority may recover the expenses from the occupier, or where the premises are unoccupied, the owner of them. The local authority may also recover any administrative expenses incurred in connection with the thing to which the expenses relate. The local authority may accept payment of sums recoverable by instalments. In the event of non payment, the local authority may recover sums due through normal civil recovery procedure.

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