216 Penalty for non-compliance with s 215 notice
216 Penalty for non-compliance with s 215 notice

(1)     The provisions of this section shall have effect where a notice has been served under section 215.

(2)     If any owner or occupier of the land on whom the notice was served fails to take steps required by the notice within the period specified in it for compliance with it, he shall be guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 3 on the standard scale.

(3)     Where proceedings have been brought under subsection (2) against a person as the owner of the land and he has, at some time before the end of the compliance period, ceased to be the owner of the land, if he—

(a)     duly lays information to that effect, and

(b)     gives the prosecution not less than three clear days' notice of his intention,