• The Building Safety Act 2022 is now law after receiving Royal Assent on the 28th of April 2022.
• The Building Safety Act 2022 enshrines in law the creation of the Building Safety Regulator, an office within the Health & Safety Executive to provide oversight of the new system with powers of enforcement and sanctions.
• The Act also enshrines the requirement for a ‘golden thread’ of information for the storage and dissemination of all safety related matters in the design and construction of high-risk residential buildings. There are also new requirements on duty holders to have clear accountability and statutory responsibilities as buildings are designed, constructed and refurbished.
• Despite the Building Safety Act becoming law, many of the provisions will not come into force for another 12 to 18 months, requiring secondary legislation and to prepare the industry for the new regime:
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