16. General powers to use reasonable force: supplementary

(1) This sub-paragraph applies if these conditions are met —
(a) the enforcement agent has power to enter the premises under paragraph 12 (entry without warrant);
(b) the enforcement agent reasonably believes that the debtor carries on a trade or business on the premises;
(c) the enforcement agent is acting under a writ of control issued for the purpose of recovering a sum payable under a Court of First Instance judgment.
(2) This sub-paragraph and sub-paragraph (4) apply if these conditions are met —
(a) the enforcement agent has power to enter the premises under paragraph 14 (re-entry);
(b) he reasonable believes that the debtor carries on a trade or business on the premises;
(c) he is acting under an enforcement power within sub-paragraph (4).
(3) The enforcement powers are those under a writ of control issued for the purpose of recovering a sum payable under a Court of First Instance judgment.
(4) This sub-paragraph and sub-paragraphs (6), (7), (8) and (9) apply if these conditions are met —
(a) the enforcement agent has power to enter the premises under paragraph 14 (re-entry);
(b) the enforcement agent has taken control of the goods by entering into a controlled goods agreement with the debtor;
(c) the debtor has failed to comply with any provision of the controlled goods agreement relating to the payment by the debtor of the debt;
(d) the debtor has been given notice of the intention of the enforcement agent to enter the premises to inspect the goods or to remove them for storage or sale;
(e) sub-paragraph (2) does not apply.
(5) For the purposes of a notice under sub-paragraph (5)(d), rules must state —
(a) the minimum period of notice;
(b) the form of the notice;
(c) what it must contain;
(d) how it must be given;
(e) who must give it.
(6) The enforcement agent must keep a record of the time when a notice under sub-paragraph (5)(d) is given.
(7) If rules authorise it, the Court may order in prescribed circumstances that the notice given may be less than the minimum period.
(8) The order may be subject to conditions.