216. Discretionary payments in lieu.

The responsible person1 may elect to make payments in respect of the cost of remedial works2 instead of executing such works himself in any of the following cases3.

Where the responsible person receives the necessary request4 from the claimant5 or any other person interested6, he may elect to make, in respect of the cost incurred by another person in executing any of the remedial works, a payment equal to the aggregate amount of the costs specified in the schedule of remedial works7. Where it is proposed to merge the execution of other works in connection with the damaged property with