262. Local authorities' improvement expenses.

A local authority may recover from the owner of premises certain expenses incurred by it in exercise of its powers under the Public Health Act 19361. The local authority may by order declare that those expenses are payable, together with interest, by instalments2. Any such instalments and interest are then recoverable from the owner or occupier, but the occupier may deduct sums paid by him in this way from the rent due from him for the premises3. The statutory right of deduction may be overridden or modified by covenant between the landlord and the tenant4.

Provision is also made for