(1) While a use restriction order is in force in respect of prescribed commercial premises- (Amended 15 of 1998 s. 9)
(a) a person must not use the premises for any prescribed commercial activity; and
(b) the owner of the premises and, if the owner is not the occupier, the occupier of the premises must take all practicable steps to ensure that the premises are not so used.
(2) A use restriction order takes effect-
(a) 28 days after the date on which it is served on the owner or occupier of the premises concerned; or
(b) if that owner or occupier appeals against the order, when the appeal is finally rejected or is withdrawn.
(3) Despite subsection (2), the District Court may, if of the opinion that in the particular circumstances it is appropriate to do so, direct a use restriction order to come into force from the date on which the order is served on the owner or occupier of the premises concerned or from a later date that is before the end of the 28-day period referred to in subsection (2)(a).
(4) A use restriction order remains in force until it is discharged under section 12(5), is revoked under section 13 or the premises concerned cease to exist, whichever first occurs.
(5) In subsection (2)(b), a reference to an appeal includes a reference to an appeal from a decision determining the appeal.