Dangerous buildings

Reporting a dangerous building, wall or structure

All buildings, walls or structures which appear to be dangerous should be reported to us as soon as possible:

  • Office hours - telephone 01282 661722*
  • Out of office hours - telephone 01282 661999

*This number should only be used to report dangerous buildings and structures. 

We respond to all reports of dangerous buildings, walls and structures 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. 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 the appropriate action to remove the danger. We have legal powers to require the owners of buildings or structures to remedy the defects. If necessary, we can direct our contractors to carry out works to make the building or structure safe and recover expenses from the owner.