6 November 2020

The Building Safety Bill and beyond: Emily Holdstock writes for Property Law Journal

In a recent Property Law Journal article, Emily Holdstock, Partner in our Construction team, considers fire safety in the construction industry post-Grenfell, focusing on The Building Safety Bill and the reforms it proposes to introduce.

As the investigation into the events at Grenfell tower continue, Emily discusses the far-reaching effects of the tragedy and the undoubted changes to the landscape of the building safety regime which will follow, including:

  • The Hackitt report and the issues it identifies surrounding the current regulatory regime;
  • The Building Safety Bill and the proposed changes it looks to introduce;
  • Examining whether the Bill is fit for purpose.

Discussing the Bill, Emily comments that: "The Bill introduces a new regime for building control in response to the criticism surrounding the current system of local authority building control and private approved inspectors." and goes on to summarise that: "The Bill will put in place a framework of accountability measures where the regulator can investigate complaints against local authority building control and building control approvers."

Read the full article: The Building Safety Bill and beyond

This article was first published by Property Law Journal (November 2020) and can be accessed at lawjournals.co.uk.

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