Dangerous structures

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Dangerous buildings are controlled by us under Sections 77 and 78 of the Building Act 1984. We respond to all reports of dangerous buildings, walls and structures within the district on a 24 hour, 365 days a year basis.

Who to contact

You can contact us by calling 01727 819289 or 819218 during office hours or email buildingcontrol@stalbans.gov.uk

To report a dangerous structure after hours, call 01727 866100.

If the building or structure poses a potential danger to the safety of people, we take appropriate action to remove the danger. We have legal powers to require the owners of dangerous buildings or structures to remedy the defects, or we may instruct our contractors to carry out works to make the building or structure safe and then charge the owner. In addition, we provide advice to the Fire and Rescue Service on the structural condition of buildings during fire fighting, or to the Police in the case of vehicle damage.

Date of last review: 08 February 2016