Section 53 – Power of entry by building owner

London Building Act (Amendment) Act 1939

(1) A building owner his servants agents and workmen may during usual working hours enter and remain on any premises for the purpose of executing and may execute any work in pursuance of this Part of this Act and may remove any furniture or fittings or take any other action necessary for that purpose.

(2) If the premises are closed the building owner his servants agents and workmen may if accompanied by a constable or other police officer break open any fences or doors in order to enter the premises.

(3) Before entering any premises in pursuance of this section a building owner shall give to the owner and occupier of the premises—

(a) in case of emergency such notice of his intention to enter as may be reasonably practicable;

(b) in any other case fourteen days’ notice of his intention to enter

London Building Act (Amendment) Act 1939