Over the coming years the Real Estate and Construction industries will encounter substantial regulatory reform with regard to building and fire safety.
Substantial works are already underway to replace unsafe cladding and with the new Building Safety Bill and Fire Safety Bill and likely on-going regulatory reform, there will be fundamental changes to all stages of the design and construction of buildings and their subsequent occupation, management and operation, as well as ownership obligations.
We act for a range of stakeholders that are and will be affected by these new regulatory requirements including house builders, developers, contractors and urban estates. Through our market leading experts in the planning, construction and real estate sectors, as well as our health and safety expertise, we are able to provide you with a single source for advice and guidance on the implications of these impending changes.
Latest Developments in Building and Fire Safety
Below you will find the latest news and insights on issues concerning the remedial cladding schemes as well as the latest on the Building and Fire Safety reforms, including a timeline of the development of building safety through the years and to date.
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Carolyn Davies and Oliver Park write for Property Week on the key property points in the Building Safety Act
The key property points in the Building Safety Act
Steven Carey writes for Building Magazine on the new Building Safety Act and the associated changes
Steven Carey writes for Building Magazine on the Building Safety Act
Who will carry the risk? Professional indemnity crisis in construction
The UK government announced details of its ban on the use of combustible materials on high rise buildings.
Residential property developer tax: Draft legislation published and technical consultation launched
While a number of important issues have been addressed in the legislation, there is still a lot outstanding.
New tax on property developers - consultation paper published
The government published a consultation paper on the design of the new residential property developers tax.
New Chief Inspector Of Buildings Announced
Government announces further funding for building safety
New tax for UK Residential Developers
Form EWS1 – light at the end of the building?
Better Buildings: Construction Products to be subject to higher scrutiny
Council refuses permission for a high rise residential development in Woking
Building Safety Bill - more detail needed
Assessing the draft Building Safety Bill
Read our analysis of the Government’s most radical legislative reform to building safety in decades.
Government publishes Building Safety Bill
Registration opens for building safety fund to replace unsafe non-ACM cladding
Providing useful information regarding application for the Building Safety Fund which will remain open until 31 July 2020.
Government sets out proposals for new building safety measures to implement the Hackitt Report
Government's proposal for a reformed building safety regulatory system in its response to the Building a Safer Future consultation.
Government guidance on accessing properties during COVID-19
Government introduces the Fire Safety Bill
Parliament presented the Fire Safety Bill on 25 March 2020, which will be of particular concern to multi-occupied residential premises.
Post-Grenfell – where are we now?
Our response to he government’s June 2019 consultation on building and fire safety issues and its key proposals.