No Notice - No Act.... Really? The Party Wall etc. Act 1996

Can the Building Owner absolve himself from any liability to compensate an Adjoining Owner for damage basing his defence on the fact that he did not serve a notice? viz 'no notice - no Act'.

It is often stated that the Act has no teeth, I believe the Act can give a nasty bite if correctly utilised….

http://www.lkbc.co.uk/no-notice-no-act-really