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Building Act 1984

The Building Act 1984 is a central piece of legislation through which Local Authorities were granted powers to enforce Building Regulations in their area such as non-compliant Building Work and defective Premises. 

The powers include:

(a)securing the health, safety, welfare and convenience of persons in or about buildings and of others who may be affected by buildings or matters connected with buildings,

(b)furthering the conservation of fuel and power,

(c)preventing waste, undue consumption, misuse or contamination of water,

(d)furthering the protection or enhancement of the environment,

(e)facilitating sustainable development, or

(f)furthering the prevention or detection of crime

The full Building Act 1984 can be downloaded HERE