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Dangerous structures and public safety

A dangerous structure is one which could cause harm to the public at any time.

The weather and wind can often cause a situation or make it worse.
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What is a dangerous structure?

Examples of dangerous structures include:
  • loose scaffolding
  • damage caused by fire
  • road traffic accidents, for example where a vehicle has hit a building or garden wall
  • loose roof tiles or chimney pots
  • leaning garden walls. 
We have the power to deal with or remove buildings and structures or the parts of them that are dangerous.

Report a dangerous building

You can report a dangerous structure online or call Building Control on 020 8430 2000.  
Note that Building Control does not deal with dangerous trees. For information about trees, email the abori-cultural inspector:  
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  • Building Control
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    020 3373 8200

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