Dangerous buildings | Dangerous buildings | Oldham Council

In the first instance the owner will be informed of the extent of remedial works required. Failure to execute the works within a specified time period may lead to the Council taking legal action in the interests of public safety. In extreme circumstances the Council can invoke emergency powers to require the building or structure to be made safe or demolished immediately.

The Local Authority are permitted to recover the costs associated with any such measures undertaken in an emergency from the owner of the building.

If any building or structure is considered to be in a dangerous condition, Building Control Officers are responsible for ensuring that the danger is removed to protect occupiers and the general public.

We have a 24-hour call-out system for dangerous buildings. If any possible danger is observed please telephone 0161 770 4122/ 4175 or out of office hours, the First Response Team on 0161 770 2222

Delapidated buildings, open to access and demolition

Please note where buildings are ruinous, dilapidated or open to access, the Environmental Health Team may be able to carry out works and recharge the owners. Please contact 0161 770 2244 for further information.

Regarding Demolition Notices, the Council’s Legal Team must be notified. They can be contacted on 0161 770 4836.