Section 47 – Party Structure Notices

London Building Act (Amendment) Act 1939

(1) Before exercising any right conferred on structure him by section 46 (Rights of owners of adjoining lands where junction line built on) of this Act a building owner shall serve on the adjoining owner notice in writing (in this Act referred to as a “party structure notice”) stating the nature and particulars of the proposed work the time at which it will be begun and those particulars shall where the building owner proposes to construct special foundations include plans sections and details of construction of the special foundations with reasonable particulars of the loads to be carried thereby.

(2) A party structure notice shall be served—

(a) in respect of a party fence wall or special foundations at least one month; and

(b) in respect of a party structure at least two months;

before the date stated therein as that on which the work is to be begun.

(3) A party structure notice shall not be effective unless the work to which the notice relates is begun within six months after the notice has been served and is prosecuted with due diligence.

(4) Nothing in this section shall prevent a building owner from exercising with the consent in writing of the adjoining owner and of the adjoining occupiers any right conferred on him by section 46 (Rights of owners of adjoining lands where junction line built on) of this Act and nothing in this section shall require him to serve any party structure notice before complying with any notice served under the provisions of Part VU (Dangerous and neglected structures) of this Act.

London Building Act (Amendment) Act 1939