Local Government (Planning and Development) Act, 1999

Recovery by planning authority of expenses for carrying out works on endangered structures.

21.— A planning authority which serves a notice under section 10 (1) in respect of a protected structure may—

(a) recover (whether as a simple contract debt in a court of competent jurisdiction or otherwise) from the owner any expenses reasonably incurred by the authority under section 20 , including any assistance provided under section 10 (2), and

(b) secure those expenses by—

(i) charging the protected structure under the Registration of Title Act, 1964 , or

(ii) an instrument vesting the ownership of the protected structure in the authority subject to a right of redemption by the owner.