London Borough of Croydon

We are responsible for dealing with structures which are deemed to pose an immediate danger to the public. Our role is to deal with the immediate danger if the owner is not available to do so or is unknown at the time of the incident. Costs incurred are subsequently charged to the owner. It is not our role to rebuild or rectify faults.

To report a dangerous building or structure call 020 8760 5637. To help us to process the report more quickly, provide as much information as possible, including the address, location and perceived nature of the danger.

If you think that your building or structure is dangerous, you should seek professional advice as how to make it safe and take action immediately.  We are willing to discuss the situation with you during office hours, on 020 8760 5637.

If your building or structure has suffered damage and become dangerous outside of office hours (Monday to Friday 5:30pm to 8am). On a weekend or bank holiday, use the emergency contact number below. 

If a surveyor needs to attend the site or work needs to be done to remove an immediate danger, costs will be incurred and charged to the registered owner.

Reporting a major structural failure out of hours

If you believe that people are at serious risk of an imminent major structural failure out of hours (between 5:30pm and 8am, at the weekend or on a public holiday), call our emergency number: 020 8688 1700.


Dangerous structure - emergency out-of-hours

020 8688 1700