Dangerous structures

If a structure is in a dangerous condition and puts the occupants or the public at risk, we may take action regardless of who owns the property. The owner may be required to evacuate or demolish the building, or carry out work to ensure its safety. If the work has to be carried out immediately, we may do the work and recover the costs from the owner.

We give priority to dangerous structures over all other works. Our service standard is to inspect them immediately and to initiate appropriate action.

Contact us

For help and advice on any dangerous structures during normal working hours, please email our general enquiry team at building.control@dacorum.gov.uk, or call 01442 228587.