On receipt of a Notice of demolition under Section 80 one of our surveyors will carry out a site survey to determine what conditions will be necessary to control the process of demolition, the remedial works needed on adjoining buildings, the effect on services and the treatment of the site.
Before any preliminary work for demolition takes place, the relevant legislation must be observed and followed.
Building or demolition work can cause problems for users of the highway and for neighbours including businesses adjacent to or in the proximity of the site. You can reduce or avoid nuisance or the possibility of any action being taken by the council, if you follow our Code of Practice.
Tell the council and the neighbours
- give the local authority a minimum of 6 weeks notice of any intended demolition work. The council may impose conditions about how the works should be carried out;
- notify the utility services (Gas, Water, Electricity);
- send a letter to all neighbours and businesses within close proximity to the site before work starts, informing them about the demolition works and what to expect. Provide a contact name and telephone number and keep them informed; and
- deal promptly with any complaints received on site.
Notice of demolition under Section 80 of the 1984 Building Act (.pdf, 103Kb)