Dangerous structures

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.

The council does not provide a guaranteed out of hours service for dangerous structures. In an emergency, please call 07850 358156.