Ground-breaking reforms

The Building Safety Act 2022 (BSA), which is applicable in England and Wales, received Royal Assent in April 2022 and is set to transform how tall structures are designed, constructed and managed, with the Government describing the changes proposed as the biggest for almost four decades.

What to be aware of?

The BSA applies to almost everyone involved in developing, designing, building and managing property, with great emphasis placed on buildings defined as ‘higher-risk’. The BSA will bring about a seismic shift and complete overhaul for other construction related matters.

It is an all-encompassing act and seeks to leverage on existing regulatory structures. By way of example, it relies on the existing health and safety structure under the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 to implement new responsibilities within a regime that is focused on raising standards and designed to ensure compliance with building regulations requirements.

We will unpick the lengthy Act and focus on the key points you need to be aware of ensuring you are prepared and aware.

Why choose Foot Anstey?

We work closely with developers, property owners and other parties to support our clients in complying with the various facets of the BSA, our specialist lawyers are on-hand and help to make sense of the BSA’s features at every stage.

The implications of the BSA for the management of health and safety by builders and developers are significant, alongside the changes to the limitation periods. Our cross-team collaborations allow us to advise clients on the wide-ranging changes brought about by this Act, along with risk mitigation strategies.

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