Statutory Residents Panel

Friday 28th of October 2022

The Building Safety Act requires Building Safety Regulator to set up a Statutory Residents' Panel to ensure residents are placed at the heart of the new regulatory regime.

They are seeking applications from current residents of high-rise buildings (HRBs) who would like to be considered for a position on the panel. The panel will be a small group of about 20 people who are a broad mix of HRB residents from different locations and housing types, including social housing, private rent, and leasehold owners. As well as a mix of residents, it will be supported by representatives from relevant organisations.


Role of panel members

  • Panel members acting on behalf of residents will:
  • Give BSR advice on aspects of its operation based on real-life experience
  • Provide input on guidance relating to residents, plus other BSR documents and procedures
  • Assist BSR with developing its annual statement on resident engagement
  • Be empowered to set up workgroups to undertake in-depth projects
  • Provide input on BSR resident research
  • Help to test BSR communications material


Members of the panel will not:

  • Handle or investigate individual resident complaints
  • Advise on matters that sit outside BSR's area of responsibility


Panel members may be invited to take part in wider working groups across government.


Further details and how to apply to be a Residents' Panel member