Dangerous structures and public safety

If any building or structure is considered to be a danger to the public, Building Control surveyors will take steps to protect the general public.

Building Control surveyors will investigate all reports of dangerous buildings and structures. If you are worried about a dangerous structure, please contact Building Control.

Building Control will take steps to contact the owner and either make it safe, isolate it or remove the danger.

Upon investigating the structure, the owner will be informed of the extent of remedial works required to make it safe. Failure to execute the works within a specified time period may lead to us taking legal action in the interests of public safety.

In extreme circumstances we can invoke emergency powers to require that the building or structure is made safe or demolished immediately and recover the costs associated with any such measures from the owner of the building.

If you need further information please contact the Building Control team.

Last updated: 10.27am on Thursday 21 March 2019

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