154 Effect of valid blight notice
154 Effect of valid blight notice

(1)     Subsection (2) applies where a blight notice has been served and either—

(a)     no counter-notice objecting to that notice is served in accordance with this Chapter; or

(b)     where such a counter-notice has been served, the objection is withdrawn or, on a reference to the [Upper Tribunal], is not upheld by the Tribunal.

(2)     Where this subsection applies, the appropriate authority shall be deemed—

(a)     to be authorised to acquire compulsorily under the appropriate enactment the interest of the claimant in the hereditament, or in the case of an agricultural unit the interest of the claimant in so far as it subsists in the affected area, and

(b)     to have served a notice to treat in respect of it on the date mentioned in subsection (3).