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Metropolis Management Act 1855

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LXXXIAfter the Commencement of this Act it shall not be lawful newly to erect any House, or to rebuild any House pulled down to the Extent aforesaid, within any Parish mentioned in Schedule (A.) to this Act, or any District mentioned in Schedule (B.) to this Act, without a sufficient Watercloset or Privy and Ashpit furnished with proper Doors and Coverings, and also furnished as regards the Watercloset with suitable Water Supply and Water Supply Apparatus, and with suitable trapped Soilpan and other suitable Works and Arrangements, so far as may be necessary to ensure the efficient Operation thereof; and whosoever shall offend against this Enactment shall be liable to a Penalty not exceeding Twenty Pounds; and if at any Time it appear to the Vestry or District Board of such Parish or District that any House in any such Parish or District, whether built before or after the Commencement of this Act, is without a sufficient Watercloset or Privy and Ashpit furnished with proper Doors and Coverings, and with other Apparatus and Works as aforesaid, the Vestry or District Board shall, in case the same can be provided without disturbing any Building, give Notice in Writing to the Owner or Occupier of such House, requiring him forthwith, or within such reasonable Time as shall be specified in such Notice, to provide a sufficient Watercloset or Privy and Ashpit so furnished as aforesaid, or either of them, as the Case may require; and if such Notice be not complied with it shall be lawful for the Vestry or District Board to cause to be constructed a sufficient Watercloset or Privy and Ashpit, or either of them, or do such other Works as the Case may require, and to recover the Expenses incurred by them in so doing from the Owner of such House in manner herein-after provided : Provided always, that where a Watercloset or Privy has been and is used in common by the Inmates of Two or more Houses, or if in the Opinion of the Vestry or District Board a Watercloset or Privy may be so used, they need not require the same to be provided for each House.

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