Report a potentially dangerous building or structure

If you think that a building or structure may be dangerous to the public, you should report it to us at Building Control.

What you'll need

When you report a building that you think could be dangerous, you’ll need to provide:

  • the building’s location
  • a description of the issue
  • your contact details
  • the building owner’s name and contact details, if you know them

How to report

You can report a potentially dangerous building online.

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In an emergency

For out-of-hours emergencies that cannot wait until the next working day, call the dangerous structures hotline.

Telephone: 01296 382 122

If there is an immediate danger and a threat to life, you should contact the police or fire service by dialling 999.

What happens next

We’ll investigate and check the level of danger.

The building or structure may be demolished or made safe, depending on what we find. The cost of any work that we do will be charged to the building’s owner.