114. Defective premises.

If it appears to a local authority1 that:


    (1)     any premises2 are in such a state (a 'defective state') as to be prejudicial to health3 or a nuisance4; and


    (2)     unreasonable delay in remedying the defective state would be occasioned by following the procedure prescribed5 for abatement notices6,

the local authority may serve on the person on whom it would have been appropriate to serve such an abatement notice a notice7 stating that the local authority intends to remedy the defective state and specifying the defects that it intends to remedy8.

The local authority may, after the expiration of nine days