Any person authorised by a local authority1 may, on production (if so required) of his authorisation, enter any premises2 at any reasonable time for the purpose of ascertaining whether or not a statutory nuisance3 exists or for the purpose of taking any action or executing any work authorised or required by Part III of the Environmental Protection Act 19904. Admission to any premises used wholly or mainly for residential purposes may not except in emergency be demanded as of right unless 24 hours' notice of the intended entry has been given to the occupier5.
A justice of the peace may
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