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Dangerous structures

The term 'dangerous structure' covers buildings or parts of buildings.

It also includes garden walls, fences or hoardings, in fact any built structure that because of its condition could endanger the public.

Buildings which are run down, but are not structurally unsafe, should be reported to our environmental health team.

Report a dangerous structure

To report a dangerous structure please contact us.

Where we investigate a dangerous structure and agree that action is required, we will either:

  • try to contact the owner, if they are not available then we will employ a contractor to make it safe immediately
  • require that work is carried out to make it safe in a reasonable period of time

If the owner does not make a structure safe, we can apply to the magistrates' court for an order allowing us to complete the work to make the structure safe.

Cost recovery

We will recover expenses from the owner.