Dangerous Buildings and Structures

Southvale Building Control is responsible for dealing with dangerous buildings and structures within the South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse districts.

Buildings and structures can become dangerous for a variety of reasons, ranging from a gradual deterioration through lack of maintenance, to a more dramatic cause such as a fire, storm, explosion or vehicle impact.

Our duty is to safeguard the public and in emergencies we do have power to enter the site and make it safe. However, the prime responsibility for the condition of a building or structure lies with its owner and more usually, we will deal directly with them to arrange for the structure to be removed or repaired.

If you need to report a dangerous structure during working hours Monday-Friday them please phone us on 01235 422700 or email us building.control@southandvale.gov.uk