If you are concerned that the structure of a building is an immediate danger, or may present a risk to people’s safety, please call 0151 489 6000 (the line is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year).
Whilst it must be remembered that a building owner is always responsible for maintaining their building to ensure that it does not become a danger to the public, there are situations where Building Control can become involved, such as following a fire, vehicle impact or through a lack of maintenance or general neglect.
Powers available through the Building Act 1984 allow the service to undertake immediate steps to remove any immediate danger or take action through the Magistrates Court where the danger is less immediate. We will always attempt to make contact with the building owner to give them the opportunity to carry out the necessary work but in emergency situations this may not always be possible where the owner is absent. All costs incurred will be recovered from the building owner and will be registered as a charge against the property.
If you have concerns with the condition of a building and the owner is unwilling to take action, this can be reported to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephoning 0151 443 2350.