Report a dangerous structure
The council has the power to deal with buildings, structures or parts of buildings or structures that are considered to be dangerous. All dangerous structures reported to Building Consultancy or identified by one of our surveyors are dealt with as a matter of priority.
You can report a dangerous structure by telephone.
- Telephone: 0300 123 7027 (this number is available 24 hours a day)
If, after an inspection to assess the situation, the building or structure is considered to be imminently dangerous, all reasonable steps are taken to contact the owner.
The owner is given the chance to have the danger removed themselves. If this is not possible or they cannot be found the Council will do the work. This may consist of simply securing the area, or partial or complete demolition.
If the Council is to undertake the work it can seek to recover from the owner all reasonable costs incurred. Another option available when the danger is not imminent is to obtain an order from a Magistrates Court that requires the owner to carry out all works necessary to remove the danger.
Information on the recovery of expenses can be found below.