The Building Safety Act 2022 has now been introduced, it includes range of changes to the law and a new regulatory framework for higher-risk residential buildings.
The Act is extensive; it also covers:
- Fire Safety Order in workplaces and other premises
- Limiting residential leaseholder liability for defective cladding in existing buildings
- Powers to prohibit developers from carrying out development if they have failed to contribute to the remediation of their existing defective building.
Prescriptive sales and re-gearing will also be affected.
If you are a developer, owner, landlord or contractor of high-rise buildings and would like to speak to one of our real estate team about how this impacts you, get in touch.