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Dangerous structures - reporting problems

If you wish to report a dangerous structure within Southampton or Eastleigh geographic areas simply complete the report form. This will be forwarded to a Surveyor.

Out of hours emergencies must be reported to the Out of Hours Service by telephoning Southampton (023) 8023 3344.

Building Control Surveyors will investigate reports of dangerous buildings and structures. Our aim is to inspect reported dangerous structures within 24 hours (2 hours where reported by the emergency services) and, to ensure buildings and structures are made safe and their condition does not put at risk or cause injury to members of the public.

The term 'dangerous structure' covers buildings or parts of buildings. It also includes garden walls, fences or hoardings, in fact any built structure that because of its condition could endanger the public.

Buildings, like people, suffer from an ageing process, which can result in the structure becoming weaker. Buildings or structures can become dangerous as a result of poor maintenance, fire, storm, vehicle impact or explosion.

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