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Dangerous and Derelict Buildings


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There are occasions when public safety may become jeopardised by the condition of buildings. Building Standards and Public Safety is charged with the responsibility of enforcing the requirements of Section 29 of the Building (Scotland) Act, 2003 with regard to dangerous buildings.

Information about Dangerous and Derelict Buildings

We are committed to treating any report of a dangerous structure as a priority issue, and will immediately investigate any report through our "Emergency Call-Out" service which provides Glasgow with 24 hour, 7 days a week cover for potentially dangerous situations.

If action is required to safeguard the occupants or general public, we will take whatever action is necessary to remove the danger. Where practical the building owner(s) will be given the opportunity to instruct the required works; if the Service instructs a contractor to undertake works we will thereafter advise the owner(s) of the action taken and implement procedures to recover costs incurred.

If, following procedures to address the immediate danger or to prevent access to and around the affected property, danger still exists we will serve a Dangerous Buildings Notice on the owner(s) of the property. This Notice requires owner(s) to carry out operations to remove the danger within a specific time period. This is the first step in a statutory procedure whereby works must be undertaken by the owner(s) or, the local authority, to remove the danger.

Report a Dangerous Building

Please do not report a possible dangerous building by email, contact us by phone on the following:

Office Hours (9.00am - 5.00pm, Monday to Friday)

Phone: 0141 287 8555

Emergency Out of Office Hours:
Phone 0141 287 1059
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Derelict Buildings

Building Standards and Public Safety may contact owners of derelict buildings that do not appear to be subject to routine maintenance. Owners will be advised that they should instigate a system of routine periodic inspections of the property by competent persons; this should identify any works that may be required to prevent the property falling into a dangerous condition.

If you know of a building in a derelict condition, please report it to us and the matter will be investigated.

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Last modified on 19 June 2024

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