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Property Patter: Building and Fire Safety Miniseries (part 1)

In this episode, Construction Partner Michael O’Connor is joined by Melanie Hardingham and Sylwia Jatczak to reflect on the anniversary of the introduction of the Building Safety Act 2022 and discuss the key regulatory changes brought about since that date.

Melanie in an Associate in the Construction, Engineering and Projects team and provides a useful insight into the new statutory landscape for the Higher Risk Buildings at the construction stage. 

Sylwia is an Associate in the Real Estate Disputes team and sets out the changes introduced by the Act in respect of the Higher Risk Buildings in occupation.  

They discuss the new concepts, definitions, requirements and procedures introduced by the Act and look at the implementation process of the new statutory framework. 

Finally, they also shed light on the most recent changes to the Act introduced on 6 April 2024 and their impact on the main stakeholders of the Higher Risk Buildings, both in construction and in occupation. 

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