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Report Dangerous Structure

Building Control is responsible for dealing with any structure, public or privately owned, that is judged to be in a dangerous condition. 

You can report a dangerous structure to us using the form below. If you consider the danger to be imminent and there is a risk to health and safety please contact us via telephone on 01664 502502.

If the building is in such a condition that it may place people in danger, we have legal powers to investigate, and are able to  request that it be made safe. Typical examples would be walls that are leaning over or unstable, and roof tiles which are being blown off in high winds. 

If the structure is considered to pose imminent danger we will take immediate action and we will employ contractors to make it safe straight away. In many cases this will take the form of fencing-off the affected area to allow remedial work to be carried out later by the owner.

Where the building is considered dangerous - but not immediately so, we will contact the owner and request that the work be made safe within a reasonable period of time.

If the owner fails to do the works by the agreed time period, we can apply to a Magistrates Court for an order allowing us to do so instead.

We can only request the minimum amount of work necessary to make the building safe, and will attempt to recover any costs we incur in doing so from the building owner. 

If you are a building owner and are concerned that part of your property may be dangerous, please contact us and we will be happy to offer you advice free of charge.

Last updated 17 August 2021
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