Reporting Dangerous Buildings
Reports of dangerous buildings should be made to us by calling 0300 123 4561. Please do not report possible dangerous buildings by email.
We will take any necessary action to make safe any buildings or part of a building which has become dangerous. If practical we will contact the building owner(s) and give them the chance to undertake the required works. There will be occasions however when this is not possible and we will instruct a contractor to either undertake the work or secure the site to prevent access to and/or around the affected property. Where the operations are carried out by our contractor, the costs incurred will be recovered from the owners.
In the case where immediate action is not required, we may serve a Dangerous or Defective Buildings Notice on the owner(s) of the property. This notice requires the owner(s) to commence and complete such operations as are necessary to remove the danger within specific time periods. If these time periods are not met or the danger still exists the council will appoint a contractor to undertake the relevant work and again all costs will be met by the property owner(s).
You can view details of dangerous and defective buildings through our Public Access online search facility. You can search by entering a keyword, reference number, postcode or the first line of an address in the search box.
If you would like to see the complete register of dangerous buildings, please contact us.