Ensuring that long-term empty properties are secure and do not pose any risk to the public.
What the service is for:
We can give notice to owners of insecure premises to make them secure. If the notice is not complied with then we can carry out works in default. We have this power under section 29 of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976.
How long will it take:
We aim to respond to your initial contact within 24 hours and resolve your service request within 8 weeks.
In cases where there is likely to be danger to the public we would aim to resolve such service requests as soon as practicable.