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Metropolis Management Act 1855

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LXXVIBefore beginning to lay or dig out the Foundation of any new House or Building within any such Parish or District, or to rebuild any House or Building therein, and also before making any Drain for the Purpose of draining directly or indirectly into any Sewer under the Jurisdiction of the Vestry or Board of or for any such Parish or District, Seven Days Notice in Writing shall be given to the Vestry or Board by the Person intending to build or rebuild such House or Building or to make such Drain; and every such Foundation shall be laid at such Level as will permit the Drainage of such House or Building in compliance with this Act, and as the Vestry or Board shall order, and every such Drain shall be made in such Direction, Manner, and Form, and of such Materials and Workmanship, and with such Branches thereto and other connected Works and Apparatus and Water Supply as hereinbefore mentioned, and as the Vestry or Board shall order, and the making of every such Drain shall be under the Survey and Control of the Vestry or Board; and the Vestry or District Board shall make their Order in relation to the Matters aforesaid, and cause the same to be notified to the Person from whom such Notice was received within Seven Days after the Receipt of such Notice, and in default of such Notice, or if such House, Building, or Drain, or Branches thereto or other connected Works and Apparatus and Water Supply, be begun, erected, made, or provided in any respect contrary to any Order of the Vestry or Board made and notified as aforesaid, or the Provisions of this Act, it shall be lawful for the Vestry or Board to cause such House or Building to be demolished or altered, and to cause such Drain or Branches thereto and other connected Works and Apparatus and Water Supply to be relaid, amended, or re-made, or, in the event of Omission, added, as the Case may require, and to recover the Expenses thereof from the Owner thereof in the Manner herein-after provided.

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