Dangerous Structures

Dangerous Structures

You can contact us, at Building Control, during office hours by telephoning 01253 658658, or out of normal working hours on the Council's Emergency Switchboard on 01253 712137.

We respond to all reports of dangerous buildings , wall and structures within the Borough on a 24 hour 365 day a year basis. We try to inspect any building or structure reported as being dangerous within two hours.

If the building or structure poses a potential danger to the safety of people, we take appropriate action to remove the danger. We have legal powers to require the owners of buildings or structures to remedy the defects or we direct our contractors to carry out works to make the building or structure safe. In addition, we provide advice on the structural condition of buildings during fire fighting to the Fire Brigade, or to the police in the case of vehicular damage.