Building Safety Bill has been introduced to Parliament

Posted on 6 July 2021

Big News for Fire Safety! The Building Safety Bill sets a clear pathway for the future on how residential buildings should be constructed and maintained.

Strengthening the building safety system and delivering on recommendations made in Dame Judith’s Independent Review, the bill sets out clear duties and responsibilities on those who commission, design, construct and refurbish high-risk buildings as well as those responsible for ensuring buildings are safely managed and occupied.

Press Notice can be read in full here: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-regulator-at-heart-of-building-safety-overhaul

Information relating to the Building Safety Bill

A step in the right direction, giving residents and homeowners more rights, powers and protection in order to make homes across the country safer.

Introduced in the House of Commons on 5th July 2021, this ground-breaking bill sets out the framework to improve compliance, with tougher penalties for those who break the rules.

As well as this, this bill:

  • Overhauls Regulations
  • Creates lasting generational change
  • Sets out a clear pathway on how residential buildings should be constructed, maintained and made safe

Find out what this means for Residents, Homeowners, Building Owners and the Built Environment Industry here: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/building-safety-bill

Building Fire Safety

The Bill tackles bad practice head on and builds on Dame Judith Hackitt’s review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety, following the Grenfell Tower tragedy, which highlighted a need for significant cultural and regulatory change.

The purpose of the Hackitt review was to make recommendations that will ensure:

  • A sufficiently robust regulatory system for the future
  • Residents feel that the buildings they live in are safe and remain so

Under the new proposal, the government is more than doubling the amount of time, from 6 to 15 years, that residents can seek compensation for substandard construction work.

The changes will apply retrospectively. This means that residents of a building completed in 2010 would be able to bring proceedings against the developer until 2025.

More information can be found here:

Draft regulations for delegated powers proposed in the Building Safety Bill:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/building-safety-bill-draft-regulations

The Government’s response to the Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee’s pre-legislative scrutiny of the Building Safety Bill: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/building-safety-bill-government-response-to-pre-legislative-scrutiny-by-the-select-committee

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