Amendment of section 8 (enforcement notice) of Act of 1990.
8.— Section 8(4) of the Act of 1990 is amended—
(a) in paragraph (b), by substituting “that may be required by the notice;” for “that may be required by the notice.”, and
(b) by adding the following after paragraph (b):
“(c) require a person on whom the notice is served to pay to the building control authority the costs and expenses reasonably incurred by the authority in relation to the investigation and detection of the matters, the subject of the notice, the service of the notice and the preparation and giving of any warnings before the service of the notice, including costs incurred in respect of the remuneration and other expenses of employees, consultants and advisers,
and, as regards the costs and expenses referred to in paragraph (c), in default of their payment, the authority may, subject to section 9 and without prejudice to subsection (8), recover the costs and expenses as a simple contract debt in any court of competent jurisdiction.”.