Fire Services Act, 1981

Order of High Court as to use of land and buildings.

23.—(1) Where a fire authority considers that the risk to persons in the event of fire is so serious that the use of particular land or a particular building, or part thereof, should be restricted or should be immediately prohibited until specified measures have been taken to reduce the risk to a reasonable level, it may apply to the High Court for an order restricting or prohibiting the use of the land or building accordingly.

(2) The application for the order shall be by motion, and the High Court may make such interim or interlocutory order as it considers appropriate.

(3) Any such order shall have effect notwithstanding the terms of any permission given under any other enactment for the use of the land or building or part thereof.