By Ray Tricker, Rozz Algar

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Before complying with this notice, the owner must give the local authority 48 hours’ notice of commencement. In certain circumstances, the owner of an adjacent building may be liable to assist in the cost of shoring up their part of the building and waterproofing the surfaces. It could be worthwhile checking this point with the local authority! 22 What about defective buildings? (Building Act 1984 Sections 76, 79 and 80) If a building or structure is, because of its ruinous or dilapidated condition, liable to cause damage to (or be a nuisance to) the amenities of the neighbourhood, then the local authority can require the owner: ● ● to carry out necessary repairs and/or restoration; or to demolish the building or structure (or any part of it) and to remove all of the rubbish or other material resulting from this demolition.

This Schedule provides guidance in connection with work that has been carried out prior to a local authority (under the Building Act 1984 Section 36) dispensing with or relaxing some of the requirements contained in the Building Regulations. This Schedule is quite difficult to understand and if it affects you, then I would strongly advise that you discuss it with the local authority before proceeding any further. 3 What is Schedule 3 of the Building Act 1984? Schedule 3 applies to how Building Regulations are to be used in Inner London and, as well as ruling which sections of the Act may be omitted, also details the requirements for drainage to Inner London buildings and shows how by-laws concerning the relation to the demolition of buildings (in Inner London) may be made.

To be required in certain cases. Means of escape from fire. Raising of chimney. Cellars and rooms below subsoil water level. Consents under Section 74. Dangerous building. Dangerous building – emergency measures. Ruinous and dilapidated buildings and neglected sites. Notice to local authority of intended demolition. Local authority’s power to serve notice about demolition. Notices under Section 81. Appeal against notice under Section 81. 3 Sections inapplicable to Temples Section Sub-section Drainage ● ● ● Buildings ● ● ● ● ● ● Defective premises, demolition etc.

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