Today?s draft Building Safety Bill has been a long time coming. But we hope it will be a major step forward in improving levels of safety in residential blocks. The new legislation is based on the recommendations of Dame Judith Hackitt?s building safety review, which was carried out in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire in June 2017. The Government accepted the review?s recommendations in full and today?s draft Bill, which sits alongside the Fire Safety Bill published in March, sets out how they will be taken forward.
For leaseholders, the proposals will mean big changes to the way safety in your block is managed and regulated.
Author : Mary-Anne Bowring
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