Buildings and structures can become dangerous following a fire, an explosion, the impact of a vehicle or due to storm damage or high winds.
During office hours
Call Building Control services on 01279 446827 or 01279 446859
Monday to Friday, 9.00 am to 5.00pm
Out of office hours
Call HTS (Property & Environment) Ltd on 01279 446666
If there’s immediate danger
Once we receive a report, our Building Control officers will inspect the building to assess the danger. We aim to respond within 1 hour.
We’ll try and contact the owner for them to remove the danger.
If the owner is not present, we can take action under emergency powers to make the situation safe. We can then recover our costs.
If there’s no immediate danger
We will contact the owner and give them a certain period of time to make the building safe.
If they don’t make the building safe within the time period we set, we can get a court order that requires the owner to carry out the work.
If the owner doesn’t comply with the court order, we can carry out the works ourselves. We can then recover our costs.