Building Control has the legislative power to deal with buildings and structures that are a danger to the public. These usually fall into two categories; those posing an immediate danger and those that are a potential danger.
Where structures suffer damage caused by vehicles, gales, fires, etc. and require immediate remedial work to make them safe every effort is made to contact the owner. Where this is not possible emergency work will be carried out by building control for the protection of the public and the cost will later be recovered from the owner.
Where there are potential dangerous structures the owner is contacted and given a reasonable period of time in which to remove the danger. Should the danger not be removed by negotiation a local authority can obtain a court order requiring the owner to remove the danger. If the owner does not comply with the order the building control can carry out the work and recover the costs from the owner.
If you are a building owner and are concerned that part of your property may be dangerous, please contact us and we will be happy to assist.
If you notice a building in Shropshire which you think may be dangerous, please contact us on the 24 hour telephone line and we will arrange for it to be inspected.