Report a dangerous structure

Please report a dangerous structure using our online form.

If you are aware of any building or structure which you believe is, or could become, dangerous to members of the public please let us know by filling in the form.

If you believe anyone is in immediate danger please contact the Emergency Services in the first instance, then the Council.

Please note that we cannot accept anonymous reports.

Reports without valid contact details will not be investigated.

What is a dangerous structure?

The term 'dangerous structure' covers not only buildings or parts of buildings i.e. loose slates or tiles, but also such things as garden walls, fences or hoardings. In fact, any structure, which could by its condition endanger persons.

For the purposes of the Building Act, there are two types of dangerous structures:

  1. Imminent: structures which are at risk of collapse and must be secured for public safety. The owner will normally be recharged for emergency works carried out in these cases.

  2. Hazardous: structures which from a survey are unstable but not imminently dangerous. In these cases, the owner is given a reasonable time to remove the danger. Failure to respond may result in a Magistrates Court Order being obtained.

If you feel that your complaint falls into one of the above categories, please continue with this form. If not, please refer to our website for the appropriate form.

Contact Building Control

Telephone: 01702 215345

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