Building a safer future
After the tragic events at Grenfell, the Government commissioned Dame Judith Hackitt to review Building Regulations and Fire Safety system in England.
The commission’s report, which was completed in May 2018 concluded that the current regulatory system is not good enough and made over 50 recommendations for change across the construction industry in terms of how high risk residential buildings are built, maintained and managed.
In response to the Commission’s report, the Government recently published a consultation document setting out how they plan to reform the building regulatory system and are seeking the views of residents and building owners of their proposals.
The consultation which closes on 31 July 2019 gives you the opportunity to influence how the new building safety regulatory system will work when it becomes law in 2021.
We encourage you to visit MHCLG to give your views on the proposals. In particular, we urge you to respond to Chapter 4 titled ‘Residents at the Heart of a New Regulatory System’ which sets out the role residents will play within the new system, including how landlords and residents can work together to improve building safety.
Your views on the proposals are important to us in improving the ways in which we work together to help keep your homes and buildings safe. So, we’d be grateful if you could also send any comments you have on this consultation to firstname.lastname@example.org.