Section 94 – Security to be given by building owner and adjoining owner

London Building Act 1894

An adjoining owner may if he think fit by notice in writing require the building owner (before commencing any work which he may be authorised by this part of this Act to execute) to give such security as may be agreed upon or in case of difference may be settled by the judge of the county court for the payment of all such expenses costs and compensation in respect of the work as may be payable by the building owner.

The building owner may if he thinks fit at any time after service on him of a party wall or party structure requisition by the adjoining owner and before beginning a work to which the requisition relates but not afterwards serve a counter requisition on the adjoining owner requiring him to give such security for payment of the expenses costs and compensation for which he is or will be liable as may be agreed upon or in case of difference may be settled as aforesaid.

If the adjoining owner do not within one month after service of that counter requisition give security accordingly he shall at the end of that month be deemed to have ceased to be entitled to compliance with his party wall or party structure requisition and the building owner may proceed as if no party wall or party structure requisition had been served on him by the adjoining owner.

The London Building Act 1894