We will investigate reports of dangerous buildings or structures. Examples include loose tiles on roofs, unstable walls, and buildings damaged by fire or a crash.
In an emergency...
In an emergency call 01483 523323 (Monday - Thursday, 8.45am - 5.15pm; Fridays 8.45am - 4.45pm)
Out of normal office hours - 02392 242 161
What happens next
A building control surveyor will make a site inspection to assess the danger and, if necessary, will contact the property owner.
Buildings or structures may become dangerous over a long period, eg by being overloaded or through neglect. If this is the case, the local authority may apply to a magistrates' court to make an order requiring the owner to remove the danger.
When emergency measures are required, (eg when a vehicle has crashed into a building) and we can't contact the owner of the building or structure, we may have to remove the immediate danger, such as putting up temporary fencing or scaffolding. We will then recover the costs of these works from the owner.
Page owner: Lindsay Goodman. Last updated: 17/05/2017 10:02