What is the Section 80 Demolition Notice?
The Section 80 Demolition Notice is also known as the Notice of Intended Demolition and is featured in the 1984 Building Act. For those who have the intention to demolish a part or whole building, this notice must be completed by the person responsible.
Generally, notice is required to be given to the Local Authority six weeks before the intended date of the demolition of part or a whole building. They will then have six weeks to respond with appropriate notices and consultation under Sections 81 and 82 of the Building Act.
If six weeks have passed and the Local Authority does not issue a Section 81 Notice with regard to your submission, demolition can then proceed.
Three exemptions to note
When submitting your Section 80 Demolition Notice, you will need to specify the building you are intending to demolish as well as the scope of works that you plan to carry out.
Additionally, the notice will need to be sent to any adjacent buildings, the National Grid, and the relevant Electricity Board that is providing power to the building in question.
It is important to also note that failure to comply with the legislation regarding demolition under the 1984 Building Act may result in a summary conviction and a fine.
What to do if you receive a Counter-Notice
If you are served a Counter-Notice under Section 81 of the Building Act 1984 by the Local Authority, any demolition work will need to be suspended until the following works have been completed:
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