Section 77/78 Building Notice charges £22,000 – HELP!!
Hi is there anyone who can help or know anyone who can help, please?
Building control contacted me on the 16th March 2020 because the gable end of a property I own that is adjacent to a road had moved and had become potentially dangerous.
I quickly found local contractors to bring the wall down and rebuild it. For some unknown reason, the building control officer told me in a private phone conversation not to use the contractor who was due to rebuild the wall. After that, it seemed almost impossible to find someone to undertake the work and I was repeatedly let down by contractors.
On 08/07/2020 I revived a Section
77 Notice to complete the necessary works, shortly after that the
council erected scaffolding to support the gable end and traffic
lights to manage the road. Eventually, I found a contractor prepared
to undertake the work and the wall was brought down at the end of May
I have since received an invoice from the Council for £22,000 for the scaffolding and traffic lights!
Is there any way I can get this reduced??
Did you know there's an MSE app?
It's free & available on iOS & AndroidMSE App
Regifting: good idea or not?
Add your two cents to the discussionMSE Forum
Energy Price Guarantee calculator
How much you'll likely pay from AprilMSE Tools