Local Government Act 1993 No 30
Current version for 14 May 2020 to date (accessed 26 May 2020 at 22:36)
148   Occupier of land may be required to permit owner to carry out work
(1)  The council may order the occupier of any land to permit the owner of the land to carry out such work on the land as is specified in the order (being work that is, in the council’s opinion, necessary to enable the requirements of this Act or the regulations, or of any order under Division 1, to be complied with).
(2)  An occupier of land on whom such an order is served must, within 2 days after the order is served, permit the owner to carry out the work specified in the order.
(3)  The owner of the land is not guilty of an offence arising from his or her failure to comply with the requirements of this Act or the regulations, or of any order under Division 1, if, while an order under this section is in force, the occupier of the land refuses to permit the owner to carry out the work specified in the order.
(4)  Subsection (3) applies only if the owner of the land satisfies the Court that the owner has, in good faith, tried to comply with the requirements concerned.