Building Directions, Notices and Orders. Where Does the Responsibility Lie?


It is uncontroversial that both municipal building surveyors and private surveyors have the power to issue building notices and building orders pursuant to the Building Act 1993 (“the Act”) and Building Regulations 2006 (“the Regulations”). However, when building disputes arise, the question of who should be issued with a building order or notice is often misunderstood. The purpose of this article is clarify who building surveyors have the power to issue directions, notices and orders to, and in what circumstances.

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