Building Safety Bill Gets Second Reading
Thursday 22nd of July 2021
Yesterday reached the second reading of the Building Safety Bill. In the House of Commons the Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick announced Government intervention to support leaseholders in blocks of flats, following advice commissioned earlier this year from a group of fire safety experts.
The report recommends that residents are reassured as to safety, and a more proportionate approach is urgently instituted, requiring action by all market participants.
Further reading links
Written Ministerial Statement: https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/proportionality-in-building-safety
Developer levy consultation: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/the-building-safety-levy