(1) If an article or thing is removed under section 4 or 5, a notice in both Chinese and English shall be caused to be affixed by the Director to a conspicuous part of the relevant premises-
(a) setting out details of the article or thing; and
(b) calling for the submission to the Director, within 1 month after the day on which the notice was affixed, of any claim for the return of the article or thing.
(2) Where a claim is made under subsection (1) for the return of an article or thing, the Director may refuse to return it unless he is satisfied that the claimant is the owner or otherwise entitled to the possession of the article or thing.
(3) If an article or thing is not claimed within the period under subsection (1)(b), or if the Director refuses to return it under subsection (2), the article or thing-
(a) may be sold by public auction; or
(b) if the Director thinks the circumstances of the case require it-
(i) may otherwise be sold; or
(ii) may otherwise be disposed of without sale.
(4) The proceeds arising from the sale of an article or thing under subsection (3)(a) or (b)(i) shall be applied in payment of the expenses reasonably incurred by the works carried out under section 4 or 5; and the surplus, if any, shall be paid into the general revenue.