The Deregulation (Building) (Initial Notices and Final Certificates) Order 1996

Article 2: consequential amendments

3.  (1)  The 1984 Act shall be amended as mentioned in paragraphs (2) to (10) below.

(2) In section 47 (giving and acceptance of initial notice)—

(a)in subsection (1), for “specified in the notice” there shall be substituted “to which the notice relates”, and

(b)in subsections (6) and (7), for “that is specified in an initial notice” there shall be substituted “to which an initial notice relates”.

(3) In section 48 (effect of initial notice), in subsection (1)—

(a)for “specified in the notice” there shall be substituted “to which the notice relates”, and

(b)in paragraphs (a) and (b), for “the work so specified” there shall be substituted “that work”.

(4) In section 50 (plans certificates)—

(a)in subsection (1)(a), for “specified in an initial notice given by him” there shall be substituted “to which an initial notice given by him relates”, and

(b)in subsection (5)(a), for “specified in the initial notice concerned” there shall be substituted “to which the initial notice concerned relates”.

(5) In section 51 (final certificates), in subsection (3)(a), for “specified in an initial notice” there shall be substituted “to which an initial notice relates”.

(6) In section 52 (cancellation of initial notice)—

(a)in subsection (1)(a), for “specified in the initial notice” there shall be substituted “to which the initial notice relates”, and—

(b)in subsection (3), for “specified in the notice” there shall be substituted “to which the notice relates”.

(7) In section 53 (effect of initial notice ceasing to be in force—

(a)in subsection (3)(a), for “specified in the initial notice” there shall be substituted “to which the initial notice relates”,

(b)in subsection (6), for “specified in that notice” there shall be substituted “to which that notice relates”, and

(c)in subsection (7), for “that was specified in the original notice” there shall be substituted “to which the original notice related”.

(8) In section 55(1)(a) (right of appeal to magistrates’ court where notice rejected) after “initial notice” there shall be inserted “, amendment notice”.

(9) In section 56 (recording and furnishing of information)—

(a)in subsection (1)—

(i)after “initial notices,” there shall be inserted “amendment notices, notices under section 51C above,” and

(ii)after “including information” there shall be inserted “(where applicable)”,

(b)in subsection (2)—

(i)after “an initial notice” there shall be inserted “or amendment notice”, and

(ii)“initial”, in the second place where it occurs, is hereby repealed, and

(c)in subsection (5)(a), for “specified in the notice” there shall be substituted “to which the notice relates”.

(10) In section 58 (construction of Part II), in subsection (1), after “of this Act” there shall be inserted—

  • ‘amendment notice’ has the meaning given by section 51A(2) above;.

(11) In section 5 of the Smoke Detectors Act 1991(1) (effect of initial notice), in subsection (1)(a) for “specified in the notice” there shall be substituted “to which the notice relates”.