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.
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.