116. Building detrimental to amenities.

If it appears to a local authority1 that a building or structure is by reason of its ruinous or dilapidated condition seriously detrimental to the amenities of the neighbourhood, the local authority may by notice2 require the owner3 of it to execute such works of repair or restoration, or if he so elects, to take such steps for demolishing the building or structure, or any part of it, and removing any rubbish or other material resulting from or exposed by the demolition, as may be necessary in the interests of amenity4. If it appears to a local authority that