When bats are found in a domestic property, the presence of a ‘Bat Roost’ should be notified prior to any application of remedial treatment. Where demolition is involved, DEFRA should be informed before work can proceed:

“In dwelling-houses that are used by bats, the legislation allows building maintenance or remedial operations to be carried out. However, English Nature must have been notified in advance and allowed time to advise on whether the operation should be carried out and, if so, the method and timing of the work.”

English Nature is the Government advisory body on Bats. Extract from their ‘Advice to Surveyors’ is available from their web site:


Contact Us

For further information, please contact us on: