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Dangerous and Defective Buildings

Dangerous and Defective Buildings

There are occasions when public safety may become jeopardised by the condition of a building or buildings. As the Council is charged with the responsibility of enforcing the requirements of Sections 28-30 of the Building (Scotland) Act 2003 with regard to defective and dangerous buildings we are committed to treating any report of a possible dangerous structure as a priority issue.

What To Do

If you see a building or structure that you think might pose a danger, please report it to the Building Standards Team straight away or, if outside normal working hours, contact the Council's Emergency Controller.

What Happens Next

If immediate action is required to safeguard the occupants of a building or the general public, the Service will take whatever action is deemed necessary to remove the danger. If practical the building owner(s) will be contacted and given the opportunity to undertake the required works. There will be occasions when this is not possible and the Building Standards Team will instruct a contractor to either undertake the work or secure the site to prevent access to and/or around the affected property. If the Building Standards Team do appoint a contractor to undertake the works we will inform the owner(s) of any action taken and of all costs to be recharged.

If, after the action taken above, the danger still exists, or in the case where immediate action is not required, Building Standards will serve a Dangerous Buildings Notice on the owner(s) of the property. This Notice requires the owner(s) to commence and complete such operations as are necessary to remove the danger within specific time periods. If these time periods are not met and the danger still exists the Council will appoint a contractor to undertake the relevant work and again all costs will be recharged to the property owner(s).

Dangerous Buildings Public Register

Defective Buildings Public Register

Contact Us

The Building Standards Team can be contacted Monday to Friday from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm using the details at the bottom of this page.

Outwith these hours, please contact the Council's Emergency Controller on 01259 450 000.

For Further Information Contact

Building Standards
Kilncraigs, Greenside Street, Alloa, FK10 1EB
Tel: 01259 450000