Dangerous buildings and structures

The owner of a building or structure is responsible for its safety.

Building Control can force an owner to carry out work to remove dangerous conditions.

Report a dangerous building or structure

If you are concerned about a dangerous building or structure, please report this using the contact details below.

Please provide:

  • detailed location information
  • a description of the concerns
  • photographs of the danger (if possible)

We will not update you on the progress or outcome of cases, but will be in touch if we need more information.

What we will do

Reports will be assessed, and if necessary a Building Control Surveyor will visit the site as soon as possible to investigate. If immediate action is needed to remove the danger, we have powers to do this.

If the structure is found to be in poor condition but not dangerous, we will contact the owner to advise them to make repairs within a reasonable time.

Contact us


0113 378 6006
(Monday to Thursday 8:30am to 5pm, and Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm)

Out of office hours: 0113 376 0499


Use this form to give us your comments. Do not use it to give us personal information - please contact us if you need to get in touch.