Last edited 08 Jul 2021



A notice is a notification or warning, typically given in writing by one party to another to enable them to take necessary action. Giving notice may be a requirement of certain processes to ensure that a party is aware of what will happen, they can prepare, and they know their rights, obligations.

In legal terms, the different types of notice include:

  • Actual notice: Providing legal assurance that certain information has been provided by one party to another.
  • Constructive notice: Signifying that a party should have known of a legal action that is taken or to be taken. For example, if they should have discovered the facts by due diligence or by inquiry into the public record.
  • Public notice: Provided to the public regarding legal proceedings.

In relation to construction and buildings there are several different types of notices.

Other types of notice relevant to construction include:

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