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Dangerous structures


Where the Council has been informed about a potentially dangerous building or structure, a building control surveyor will inspect (where possible and safe to do so) the reported building or Structure, within 24 hours, and where possible the owner and occupiers of the premises will be informed.

Depending on the outcome of the Building Surveyors inspection, the Council will determine what action is required, ranging from further regular inspections to, in some cases, the emergency partial or full demolition.

The informant (if they wished so) will also be advised of the Council's likely action or opinion.

The Council can order the owner(s) to 'make safe' or remove the danger.

The Council can reclaim all its costs from the Building's owner(s).

[The Council's powers in respect to dangerous buildings and structures are contained in the Building Act 1984, Sections 77 and 78]

To notify the Council of a dangerous building or structure please call: 

During office hours -  0191 4333151

Out of office hours (5.00pm to 7.30am)  - 0191 4787665


Contact Us

Development and Public Protection
Building Control
Gateshead Council
Civic Centre
Regent Street

0191 433 3144

Out of hours: 0191 4877665