A building control surveyor will assess your report and, where relevant, make a site inspection to assess the danger. They will contact the property owner if necessary.
We will pass reports that we can't resolve to the relevant team or authority e.g. roads, pavements or man hole covers would be Surrey County Council, council housing issues would go to our Housing team.
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.