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Dangerous Structures

Maintaining Dangerous Structures

The owners of buildings that adjoin or abut a public road or footpath have a duty to ensure that such buildings are maintained in a safe condition so as not to endanger persons using that road or footpath.

Where structures are considered to be dangerous to persons using the road or footpath the Council may serve a Notice requiring action to be taken to remove the danger.

The action to be taken (as specified in the Notice) may include the enclosure, protection, repair or removal of the structure.

Reports of buildings considered dangerous to the public should be made to the Council's Building Control Service by calling 03000 132 132 or by email.