Chelmsford City Council

Report a dangerous building

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We investigate dangerous buildings and structures, which could be dangerous due to:

  • settlement    
  • storm damage    
  • old age    
  • fire or explosion    
  • vehicle impact    
  • design defects

You can report a dangerous building to us at any time, by calling us out of hours on 01245 606299.

To report a dangerous building, you will need to tell us:

  • the location of the building    
  • why the building is dangerous    
  • your name and contact details    
  • the name and contact details of the building owner, if you know who it is

We deal with dangerous buildings by:

  • asking the owner to carry out remedial works    
  • carrying out enforcement action    
  • employing a contractor to make the building safer, in an emergency

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    Last updated: 05 August 2020

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