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The Gas (Northern Ireland) Order 1996

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Execution of remedial works by Department in default of compliance with order under Article 56(4) or (5)

3.—(1) If a person on whom an order under Article 56(4) or (5) is served fails, before the expiration of 6 weeks from the date on which the order was served, or such longer period as the Department may on his application allow, to execute the works specified in the order, the Department may enter and execute the works.

(2) Where works for the safeguarding of a pipe-line are executed—

(a)in pursuance of sub-paragraph (1) in default of compliance with such an order as is therein mentioned, or

(b)in compliance with an order under Article 56(5),

the expenses reasonably incurred by the Department or owner of the pipe-line, as the case may be, in executing the works may be recovered from the owner of the building or structure the erection or construction of which was the cause of the making of the order or, if there is more than one owner, from the owners thereof in such shares as the court may determine to be just and equitable.

(3) An owner of a building or structure who pays to the Department or owner of a pipe-line the full amount of any claim may recover from any other owner of the building or structure such contribution, if any, as the court may determine to be just and equitable.

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