Building control officers may come across buildings or structures which are considered unsafe. If the structure is in immediate danger of collapse we can have it demolished using our emergency powers.

We will recover the cost of any work carried out under our emergency powers from the owner of the property.

If the structure is not in immediate danger we will contact the owner with a view to having it cleared.

Report a dangerous building or structure

If you have any concerns about the safety of any building or structure you should report it to us. We will make a site inspection within 24 hours to assess the danger. Where necessary, we will arrange for remedial works to be carried out or contact the owner to arrange such works. If no immediate action is required, we will monitor the situation for a period of time to see if things deteriorate.

Report a Dangerous Building: 01480 388455