Dangerous structures

What to report to Building Control? 

  • Any part of a wall or other structure, which is still standing but is, because of its condition, potentially dangerous.
  • This could include walls which are severely cracked, leaning excessively, bowing or prone to movement when pushed.
  • Building Control can be contacted on 01908 252721 during office hours or on 01908 226699 outside of office hours.

What happens once a dangerous structure is reported to Building Control?

  • The owners are informed of the remedial work required.
  • Failure to carry out the work within the specified time may lead to the council taking legal action, in the interests of public safety.
  • In extreme circumstances, the council can invoke emergency powers, requiring the structure to be made safe or demolished immediately and recover costs from the owner.

What to report to Highways?

  • A wall or other structure that has already collapsed is not a matter for Building Control unless there is a remaining section that falls within the description above.
  • A wall or structure that has fallen onto a road or footpath and requires clearing should be reported to the Highways team.

Environmental Health contact information

Postal address:, Civic, 1 Saxon Gate East, Milton Keynes MK9 3EJ