Buildings and structures can become dangerous for a variety of reasons, ranging from a gradual deterioration through lack of maintenance, to a more dramatic cause such as a fire, storm, explosion or vehicle impact.
Dangerous structures tend to fall within two categories, namely, those that require emergency action to remove the danger and those that can be rectified within an agreed timescale. Failure to rectify the works may result in the Council seeking a magistrate's court order requiring the owner to take the necessary steps to prevent the danger. In any event the owner of the structure is responsible for the costs of any remedial works.
If you are concerned that a building or structure may be dangerous you can contact our office on (01946) 598409 or 598413 between 8.30am and 5.15pm weekdays, or call 01946 598300 outside office hours.
For further guidance please read Dangerous Structure Guidance Note