162. Duties of a local authority.

It is the duty of every local authority1:


    (1)     to cause its area to be inspected from time to time to detect any statutory nuisances2 which ought to be dealt with3 by abatement notice and summary proceedings4; and


    (2)     where a complaint of a statutory nuisance is made to it by a person living within its area, to take such steps as are reasonably practicable to investigate the complaint5