Building Safety Act 2022
The Building Safety Act 2022 represents a significant shift in the legal landscape for the construction and property sectors and beyond. In particular, it will also have a significant impact on corporate structures where group entities are involved in residential development. Its primary goal is to enhance building safety standards, ensuring that residents and occupants are protected and buildings meet rigorous safety requirements. The Building Safety Act 2022 introduces a range of new obligations and responsibilities for building owners, developers, industry professionals, and all those involved in the construction process.
We offer comprehensive advice and assistance to developers, investors, consultants, contractors, and specialist subcontractors navigating the complexities of the Building Safety Act 2022. With our in-depth knowledge and expertise, we are here to guide you through the intricacies of this legislation and associated regulations (of which there are many and more to come), offering tailored advice and practical solutions that align with your specific circumstances.
This hub is also home to our Building Safety Act insights page where we have articles dedicated to topics ranging from transitional arrangements for Higher Risk Buildings to the Responsible Actors Scheme. This page will be updated on a regular basis by our lawyers so watch this space. Click here to visit.
Wedlake Bell also recommend the following resources:
- Build UK’s Building Safety Regime which is an overview written for the industry on the new building safety regime
- Wedlake Bell’s Introduction to the Building Safety Act 2022
- Guidance from the Health and Safety Executive, “Building Control: An overview of the new regime”
How Can We Assist You?
Comprehensive Legal Compliance Assessment: We can assist you in carrying out a review of your existing property portfolio and any planned or ongoing construction projects to evaluate compliance with the Building Safety Act 2022. Our experts will identify any potential gaps, highlight areas that require attention, and provide guidance on implementing necessary changes.
Regulatory Guidance: Our team will keep you up to date with the latest developments and regulatory requirements under the Building Safety Act 2022. We will provide clear explanations of complex legal terminology, ensuring you have a solid understanding of your obligations as a building owner, developer, professional within the industry or other stakeholder.
Project Advisory: We can advise you in relation to any procurement changes that may now be desirable as a result of the new Gateways and see that your building contracts, consultant appointments and other related documentation take account of the new regime. Where you have live projects on site we are on hand to assist with queries which arise as the project progresses. Our team understands the importance of programme and cost and will work with you to mitigate the effects of the Building Safety Act 2022 and associated regulations on these key issues.
Due Diligence and Risk Management: Our specialists will assist you in conducting due diligence on property acquisitions to mitigate potential risks associated with the Building Safety Act 2022 and associated regulations.
Dispute Resolution: In the event of a dispute related to the Building Safety Act 2022 (and related legislation such as the Defective Premises Act 1972), our skilled dispute lawyers will provide robust representation to enforce and/or protect your rights. We will diligently analyse the case, advise on the best course of action, and advocate for your interests during the pre-action stage and formal dispute resolution whether in alternative dispute resolution, adjudication, litigation or arbitration.
Training and Education: We offer customised training programmes, seminars and workshops to educate your team about the Building Safety Act 2022 and its implications. Our engaging sessions will equip your staff with the knowledge they need to ensure ongoing compliance, fostering a culture of safety and legal awareness within your organisation.
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We understand that the Building Safety Act 2022 and its associated regulations can seem overwhelming. Our dedicated team is here to simplify the process for you, offering clear, pragmatic, and personalised advice tailored to your unique situation. We combine our extensive legal expertise with a deep understanding of the construction and real estate sectors to deliver effective solutions that protect your interests and reputation.
Contact us today to discover how our trusted advisors can help you navigate this legislation with confidence.