Dangerous structures and buildings
Broxbourne’s Building Control staff will
respond immediately to any report of a suspected
dangerous structure. They will visit the site, assess the need
for urgent action and make the necessary arrangements to have the
risk removed or the site made safe.
Under Section 78 of the Building Act 1984, the
Council has the authority to take appropriate action when a
building or structure poses a potential safety risk.
Owners will either be required to remedy the
defects within a specified time period or in emergencies, a
council-appointed contractor will carry out the works to make the
building or structure safe and the costs will be recovered from the
What is a Dangerous
Potential danger can develop from neglected
garden walls, loose roof tiles and similar cladding, fire damaged
buildings, vehicle impact on buildings, unstable chimneys and
numerous other hazards.
Who to Contact?
To report a dangerous structure call 01992
785566 during office hours or
01992 785577 at other times.
Information to be
- Address of the danger
- Precise description of what you consider to
be dangerous and its location on the site.
- Any information known about the site
ownership or access details that might help the Building Control
Officer in dealing with the complaint.
- Your name and contact number so that we can
advise you of the action taken (optional).