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The Building Control Department has a responsibility under the Towns Improvement (Ireland) Act 1854-Section 39 and the Public Health Act Amendment Act 1907 Section 30 (which can be cited as the Public Health (Ireland) Acts 1878-1907) to ensure that any building fronting, adjoining or abutting on any street or public footpath is not dangerous to the persons lawfully using the street or footpath.  Our policy is to protect passing members of the public and occupiers of neighbouring buildings (excluding trespassers) from hazards resulting from ruinous and dangerous buildings, and persons lawfully using the public footpath from dangerous places.

The Council is committed to responding to all reports and complaints regarding dangerous structures in an efficient manner and to dealing proactively with all places discovered as being in a dangerous condition.  If, after inspection, a building is deemed to be dangerous the Council will serve notice on the owner requiring them to make safe the property so as to prevent any danger within a period specified in the notice.

Reports of buildings considered dangerous to the public should be made to the Building Control Department of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council.


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If you would like further information, please contact us at our Limavady Office, 7 Connell Street, Limavady, BT49 0HA.