News | December 13, 2021

Building Safety Bill – Update on changes to help leaseholders with cladding issues

The Building Safety Bill is at Report Stage in the House of Commons. It is expected to become law in 2022.  It contains provisions which will be important to those with an interest in high rise buildings requiring remediation.

Inspections of high rise buildings up and down the country have demonstrated that many relatively recently constructed buildings have been found to be lacking in either proper façade design or workmanship.  Building owners are often left without legal recourse to  those responsible for the original construction because they did not have a contractual  relationship with such parties. 

While Section 1 of the Defective Premises Act 1972 requires those involved in constructing a dwelling to ensure that the…

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