Report a dangerous structure

How to report dangerous structures including buildings, parts of buildings, garden walls and hoardings

Buildings and structures can become dangerous following a fire, an explosion, the impact of a vehicle or due to storm damage or high winds.

During office hours

Call 0117 922 3000 and choose the Building Regulations option.

Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.30pm
Except Wednesday when we’re closed for training between 12noon and 1.30pm

Out of office hours

Call our emergency control room 0117 922 2050.

What happens next

If there’s immediate danger

Once a report is received a surveyor will visit the site to assess the danger and any risks.

We’ll try and contact the owner for them to remove the danger. This may be by removing the danger like loose bricks, tiles or by fencing off the danger to stop access.

If the owner is not present, we can take action under emergency powers to make the situation safe. We can then recover our costs.

If there’s no immediate danger

We’ll contact the owner of the building or structure and ask that they remove the risk.  If this isn’t done within a specified time   we can get a court order that requires the owner to carry out the work.

If the owner doesn’t comply with the court order, we can carry out the works ourselves.

Costs

Costs of any work we carry out can be recovered from the property owner and may be registered as a charge on the local property register

Privacy Notice

Read our privacy statement and our Building Regulations and Standards privacy notice (pdf, 113k) (opens new window) to see what we do with your personal information.

Contact information

Building Regulations and Standards

City Hall

Bristol City Council, PO Box 3176

Bristol, BS3 9FS

Opening Hours

You'll need to make an appointment to visit us in person. Call us to book an appointment.

Appointments are at:
City Hall
College Green
Bristol
BS1 5TR

 

Email: building.control@bristol.gov.uk

Tel: 0117 922 3000