Dangerous structures

Buildings can become dangerous at any time and for a variety of reasons, like settlement or old age, vehicle impact, vandalism, or design defects, to more dramatic things like fire or explosions.

We're available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

You can report a dangerous structure to us for immediate help 


  • Call 01303 853538 between 10am and 4pm (Monday to Friday) 

  • Outside of office hours, call 01303 221888

What happens after I report a dangerous structure?

Usually building control surveyors arrange for the owners of such a building to undertake the necessary work to remove the hazard.

In some instances, however, if owners cannot be traced, or cannot undertake immediate action, building control will arrange for its own contractors to remove the danger.

In such circumstances costs incurred by the council are recovered/recharged to the property owner.