Local Government Act 1993 No 30
Current version for 1 July 2020 to date (accessed 4 August 2020 at 13:13)
Chapter 8 Part 2 Section 192
192   Inspections and investigations
For the purpose of enabling a council to exercise its functions, a person authorised to enter premises under this Part may—
(a)  inspect the premises and any food, vehicle, article, matter or thing on the premises, and
(b)  for the purpose of an inspection—
(i)  open any ground and remove any flooring and take such measures as may be necessary to ascertain the character and condition of the premises and of any pipe, sewer, drain, wire or fitting, and
(ii)  require the opening, cutting into or pulling down of any work if the person authorised has reason to believe or suspect that anything on the premises has been done in contravention of this Act or the regulations, and
(c)  take measurements, make surveys and take levels and, for those purposes, dig trenches, break up the soil and set up any posts, stakes or marks, and
(d)  require any person at those premises to answer questions or otherwise furnish information in relation to the matter the subject of the inspection or investigation, and
(e)  examine and test any meter, and
(f)  measure a supply of water, and
(g)  take samples or photographs in connection with any inspection.