Building owners have a duty to ensure that their buildings are properly maintained in a safe condition so that members of the public using a highway, street or footpath are not put at risk. District Councils have a responsibility to inspect dangerous buildings, walls and structures that are adjoining or abutting any street or public footpath.
Serving a Notice
In the event that the owners fail to maintain their building in a safe condition the Council will serve a Notice on the owner specifying the nature of the danger and requesting that it be made safe. In the unlikely event that the Notice is not acted upon within the stated time period, the Council may carry out such works deemed necessary and recover the costs through the Courts.
If you are aware of any buildings in your area that could potentially be a danger to the public, please notify Building Control immediately. Every effort will be made to get the property surveyed within 24 hours.
Building Control Department, Banbridge District Council, Civic Building, Downshire Road, Banbridge, Co. Down BT32 3JY
T: 028 4066 0603
F: 028 4066 0601