The Building Safety Bill 2021: a summary guide


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On 5 July 2021, the Secretary for Housing Robert Jenrick introduced a revised draft of the Building Safety Bill into the House of Commons. The revised Bill follows a three-year scrutiny and public consultation process, and represents a wholescale reform of the building safety regime, in line with the recommendations of Dame Judith Hackitt's 2018 Independent Review: Building a Safer Future.

The Bill sets out a new regulatory regime aimed at ensuring the safety of residents in residential buildings. The Bill is intended to cover England, with selected provisions to be adopted in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

This summary guide provides a summary of the main features of the Bill and accompanying draft regulations and explains the Government's proposed timeline for implementation of the new regulatory regime.

To download our summary guide of the Bill click here.

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