The Building Safety Bill published by the UK Parliament on 5 July 2021 sets out a clear pathway for the future on how residential buildings should be constructed and maintained.
The Bill has 6 Parts, and contains provisions intended to secure the safety of people in or about buildings and to improve the standard of buildings.Part 1 is introductory
Part 2 contains provision about the building safety regulator and its functions in relation to buildings in England.
Part 3 amends the Building Act 1984.
Part 4 is about occupied higher-risk buildings in England, and imposes duties on accountable persons.
Part 5 contains further provisions:
- (a) provisions about remediation and redress;
- (b) provision requiring a new homes ombudsman scheme to be established;
- (c) powers to make provision about construction products;
- (d) further provision about fire safety;
- (e) provision about the regulation of architects
Part 6 contains general provisions.
This bill will next be examined by the House of Commons in a 2nd reading on 21 July 2021 before heading to committee.