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Dangerous buildings

Report an issue with a dangerous building or structure.

Report a dangerous building or structure

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. Dangerous structures may include:

  • collapsing boundary walls
  • falling masonry and tiles
  • buildings hit by a vehicle
  • any other damage caused by fire, weather conditions, neglect or poor maintenance.

Report a dangerous building or structure

How the council deals with a dangerous building or structure

We will visit the site of the building or structure and arrange any appropriate action to maintain the public safety. If it is considered potentially dangerous, we will make attempts to contact the owner to resolve the issue.

If the building is considered to be causing an immediate danger and we are unable to contact the owner to resolve the situation right away, we will take the minimum action necessary to prevent the danger. This may include placing protective barriers or fencing until a more permanent solution is found. The owner will be invoiced for any expenses involved.