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If any building or structure is considered to be in a dangerous condition, Building Control Officers are responsible for ensuring that the danger is removed to protect the general public.
In the first instance, the owner - if known and contactable - will be informed of the extent of the danger. Failure to execute the works to remove any danger may lead to us taking legal action in the interests of public safety. We may also invoke emergency powers to require the building or structure to be made safe when necessary.
We are permitted to recover the costs associated with any such measures undertaken in an emergency, from the owner of the building.
We have a 24-hour call-out system for dangerous buildings. If any possible danger is observed you should contact our offices on one of the following numbers:
Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm - telephone 01772 906913
Emergency call out number - 01772 794729
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