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The Building Safety Act 2022 Regulations 2024

15 February 2024
Amends/Commences: Building Safety Act 2022 (c. 30)

Comes into force: 16th January 2024

Jurisdiction: UK

It is now a legal requirement for the accountable person for a higher-risk building to display assessment certificates and manage building safety risks under The Higher-Risk Buildings (Management of Safety Risks etc) (England) Regulations 2023.

Similarly the accountable person is also required to establish the ‘golden thread’ of key information for a higher-risk building and ensure that this information is provided or made available on request to the Building Safety Regulator, fire and rescue services, residents and unit owners under The Higher-Risk Buildings (Keeping and Provision of Information etc.) (England) Regulations 2024.

These regulations support the following sections of the Building Safety Act in England which come into force from 16th January 2024:

•    Section 79 (occupied building: duty to apply for building assessment certificate).
•    Section 80 (applications for building assessment certificates).
•    Section 81 (building assessment certificates).
•    Section 82 (duty to display building assessment certificate etc).
•    Section 83 (assessment of building safety risks).
•    Section 84 (management of building safety risks).
•    Section 85 (safety case report).
•    Section 86 (notification and provision of report to the regulator).
•    Section 87 (mandatory reporting requirements).
•    Section 88 (keeping information about higher-risk buildings).
•    Section 90 (provision of information etc on change in accountable person).
•    Section 91 (residents’ engagement strategy).
•    Section 92 (requests for further information).
•    Section 93 (complaints procedure operated by principal accountable person).
•    Section 94 (complaints procedure operated by the regulator).
•    Section 95 (duties on residents and owners).
•    Section 96 (contravention notices).
•    Section 97 (access to premises).
•    Section 98 (duty on regulator to enforce Part).
•    Section 101 (offence: contravention giving rise to risk of death and serious injury).
•    Section 102 (special measures) and Schedule 7.
•    Section 111 (building safety directors of resident management companies)

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