Section 80 of the Building Act 1984 requires you to give the council notice of any intended demolition work.
When Lincs Building Consultancy receives notification of the intention to demolish a building, it will respond by serving a counter (Section 81) notice, which will set out the requirements that must be complied with during the course of the demolition process.
We always try to issue a counter notice as soon as possible; however you should not start demolition works until you receive the Section 81 Notice from us, or until a period of six weeks has expired.
The demolition control service is provided free of charge and includes the following:
- General advice on the demolition process
- Informing applicants of their obligations
- Processing demolition notices
- Site inspections to ensure the requirements of the counter notice are adhered to.
Note: You must give 6 weeks notice prior to carrying out any demolition works, and failure to give a Section 80 notice is liable to prosecution on summary conviction with a fine not exceeding level 4 (£2500) on the standard scale.
A Section 80 Demolition Notice form is available for download below.