The Fire Safety Act, having been introduced to Parliament in March 2020 and received Royal assent in April 2021, has finally come into force on 16 May 2022.
Following the Grenfell Tower Inquiry’s initial recommendations on Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans, otherwise known as ‘PEEPs’, the Government ran a consultation on proposals for new legal requirements (to be imposed on owners and managers of multi-occupied high-rise residential buildings) to undertake PEEPs for residents in certain circumstances. The consultation also impacted on associated Government guidance on the issue.
The Government has announced a new Building Safety Fund of £1bn to help fund the removal of unsafe materials from the external wall systems of all residential buildings over 18 metres in height, as defined in the Building Regulations. The fund will be open to both private and public sector building owners, but the platform
Mark London, Partner, discusses what new government safety guidance means for tall building owners and walks through the implications.