If you want to demolish a building or part of a building you need to get permission first by submitting a demolition notice which you can do online below.
You must do this six weeks before the proposed demolition date.
You don't need to submit a demolition notice if:
- you are demolishing an internal part of an occupied building that will continue to be occupied. For example, the removal of an internal wall (you will still need to apply for building regulations approval).
- the building is less than 1750 cubic feet (approximately 49 cubic metres) when measured externally.
- the building is a greenhouse, conservatory, shed or prefabricated garage that forms part of a larger building. For example, a shed attached to the side of a house.
Some free standing agricultural buildings may also be exempt - please contact us for advice.
We also advise you to contact Planning to check if you need planning permission before demolition work commences on site.
How to give notice
The quickest way is to apply and pay online. The demolition notice charge is £120.
If you wish to make your payment over the phone, call 0151 233 3021, quoting your online application reference number.
What happens next?
Once you've submitted the notice, we will get in touch with the person carrying out the demolition and request any additional information that may be needed to satisfy the legal requirements in relation to safe working methods and public safety during the demolition period.
Once approved, you will have six months to complete the demolition work. If work is not completed within this time, you will need to submit a new demolition notice and pay the fee.