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52 Cancellation of initial notice.E+W

(1)If, at a time when an initial notice is in force—

(a)the approved inspector becomes or expects to become unable to carry out (or to continue to carry out) his functions with respect to any of the work [F1to which the initial notice relates],

(b)the approved inspector is of the opinion that any of the work is being so carried out that he is unable adequately to carry out his functions with respect to it, or

(c)the approved inspector is of the opinion that there is a contravention of any provision of building regulations with respect to any of that work and the circumstances are as mentioned in subsection (2) below,

the approved inspector shall cancel the initial notice by notice in the prescribed form given to the local authority concerned and to the person carrying out or intending to carry out the work.

(2)The circumstances referred to in subsection (1)(c) above are—

(a)that the approved inspector has, in accordance with building regulations, given notice of the contravention to the person carrying out the work [F2or intending to carry out the work], and

(b)that, within the prescribed period, [F3the prescribed steps are not taken by the person who, in accordance with building regulations, is required to take them].

(3)If, at a time when an initial notice is in force, it appears to the person carrying out or intending to carry out the work [F4to which the notice relates]that the approved inspector is no longer willing or able to carry out his functions with respect to any of that work, he shall cancel the initial notice by notice in the prescribed form given to the local authority concerned and, if it is practicable to do so, to the approved inspector.

(4)If a person fails without reasonable excuse to give to a local authority a notice that he is required to give by subsection (3) above, he is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale.

(5)If, at a time when an initial notice is in force, it appears to the local authority by whom the initial notice was accepted that the work to which the initial notice relates has not been commenced within the period of three years beginning on the date on which the initial notice was accepted, the authority may cancel the initial notice by notice in the prescribed form given

(a)to the approved inspector by whom the initial notice was given, and

(b)to the person shown in the initial notice as the person intending to carry out the work.

(6)A notice under subsection (1), (3)

or (5) above has the effect of cancelling the initial notice to which it relates with effect from the day on which the notice is given.

Textual Amendments

F1Words in s. 52(1)(a) substituted (14.10.1996) by S.I. 1996/1905, art. 3(6)(a)

F4Words in s. 52(3) substituted (14.10.1996) by S.I. 1996/1905, art. 3(6)(b)

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