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What powers are there for a council to enforce a notice given under section 82(1) of the Building Act 1984?

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Published on LexisPSL on 25/11/2019

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  • What powers are there for a council to enforce a notice given under section 82(1) of the Building Act 1984?

By section 81(1) of the Building Act 1984 (BA 1984), a local authority may give a notice to a person in connection with demolition works. There may be time limits for the service of such notices. They must state the nature of the works to be executed and the time limit for completion.

BA 1984, s 82(1) sets out the permitted contents of a section 81(1) notice, for example requiring the recipient to shore up an adjacent building or remove rubbish resulting from the demolition.

If the recipient fails to complete the works required

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