(1) If the Authority is of the opinion that any premises or any part of any premises are in such a state as to be-
(a) a nuisance; or
(b) injurious or dangerous to health,
or are in such a state as to affect injuriously or disfigure the amenities of any place or locality, the Authority may cause a notice to be served upon the owner or occupier of the premises requiring him to limewash, paint, cleanse, disinfect or disinfest such premises or any part thereof to the satisfaction of the Authority within such period as may be specified in the notice. (Replaced 58 of 1973 s. 2)
(2) If the person on whom a notice is served under the provisions of subsection (1) fails to comply with any of the requirements thereof-
(a) such person shall be guilty of an offence; and
(b) the Authority may execute, or cause to be executed, such work as may be necessary to satisfy the requirements of such notice, and may recover any expenses thereby incurred from such person:
Provided that the Authority may, where it thinks it reasonable, defray all or any part of such expenses.