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.