If a structure is in a dangerous condition and puts the occupants or the public at risk, the Council may take action regardless of who owns the property. The owner may be required to evacuate or demolish the building, or carry out work to ensure the safe passage of the public. If the work has to be carried out immediately, the Council may do the work and recover the costs from the owner.
We give priority to dangerous structures over all other works.
Our service standard is to inspect them immediately and to initiate appropriate action.
Our Dangerous Structures service is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. For our out of hours team calling 01442 228000.
For help and advice on any dangerous structures during normal working hours, Monday to Thursday 8.45am to 5.15pm, and 8.45am to 4.45pm Friday, please contact our general enquiry team at email@example.com, or by phone on 01442 228587.