Report a dangerous structure

You can report any dangerous structures to us. These could be buildings, parts of buildings, walls or other structures.

Dangerous buildings and structures can pose a risk by having loose brickwork, falling tiles, broken glass or many other reasons. A building may become dangerous following an instance such as:

  • a fire on the premises
  • a gas explosion
  • the impact of a vehicle
  • storm damage or high winds.

If you need to report a dangerous structure, use the contact details below and give as much information as possible.

Call 023 8028 5245 between 8.45am and 4.30pm

Call 023 8028 5250 at other times

What happens next

Once a report is received, a surveyor will visit the site to access the danger and any risks. We will contact the owner to remove the danger. This may involve fencing off the area to stop access.

If the owner is not present and immediate action is required, we can use emergency powers to make the situation safe.

If there is no immediate danger, we will contact the owner and request that they remove the danger. If this isn't done within a specified time, we can get a court order that requires the owner to carry out the work.


The costs of any works carried out can be recovered from the property owner. They may be registered as a charge on the local property register.

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