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The Building Safety Act 2022 became law on 28th April  2022. This Act makes sweeping changes to the way in which ‘high risk’ buildings are to be designed built and managed. The Act also brings in wide ranging changes to the Building Regulations and the Defective Premises legislation amending limitation periods to allow leaseholders / block owners to make claims. The Act also introduces the Building Safety Regulator.

Whilst the BSA 2022 has been much criticised, it does go some way (together with the other measures announced by Government) to seeking to address a number of the significant issues that have arisen in building safety since the tragedy of the Grenfell Tower in 2017.

The legislation fits with other measures announced by government including the Residential Property Development Tax and the voluntary sign up of a number developers to commit to fixing critical fire safety issues on 13th April 2022. These together with restrictions on how costs can be passed on to leaseholders address a number of these very real issues, although some would say that they do not go far enough.

We are delighted to be hosting a webinar with Justin Bates of Landmark Chambers on 11th May 2022 where we will be exploring these issues and what the 2022 Act is going to mean in practice. The event is aimed at leaseholders and all interested parties and is free to attend, although delegates must register in advance. If you have specific questions that you would like to see addressed please email them to the team using

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We look forward to welcoming you to the event.

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