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Emergency works

- a local authority can undertake works urgently necessary for the preservation of a listed building, or unlisted building in a conservation area, The works must be the minimum necessary to ensure survival of the building ie a tarpaulin over a hole in the roof, temporary support scaffolding etc. The building or part thereof must be unoccupied. Owners should be given seven days notice of the local authority's intention, who can reclaim the cost of the works from the owner. If the emergency works notice does not result in more permanent repairs, the local authority have the option to move on to the repairs notice procedure.