If the amenity of an area or the adjoining area is adversely affected by the condition of land or a property, the local authority may serve the owner and occupier with a notice. The notice will advise what steps to take to remedy the condition of the land or property and a specified timescale. If the work is not completed and the owner doesn’t comply with the notice, the local authority may prosecute for non-compliance and undertake the work in default, making a charge against the property.