Dangerous structures

The responsibility for the safety of property rests with the building owner. If your property has suffered damage during an incident it is your responsibility to make it safe. Please contact your building insurers.

Dangerous structures can include:

  • loose or falling roof tiles
  • walls or fences facing public roads or paths, that are in danger of collapse
  • unstable chimneys
  • buildings that have become unstable because of their age, storm or fire damage, or because they have been hit by a vehicle
  • buildings that have become dangerous due to poor building work or alterations.

The council can use legal powers to force the owner of the property or structure to make it safe.

To report a dangerous structure, please call 01730 266551.

In an emergency, please call 07850 358156. Please note the Council does not guarantee that it will be able to help until office hours.