On 19 March the government published the Fire Safety Bill, which is one of two expected pieces of legislation linked to building safety this year.
The Bill aims to clarify landlords' responsibilities for managing risks associated with the external walls and structure of multi-occupied residential buildings, and flat entrance doors that open into communal spaces.
The Bill also lays the groundwork for implementing the recommendations from the phase one report of the Grenfell Tower Public Inquiry. We understand that that housing associations need to consider carefully how they will implement these recommendations, and we'll be in touch with our members in due course to discuss this in further details.
In light of the current coronavirus crisis, we're also working with our members to understand the impact for them and their residents, and to raise and address any challenges relating to building safety.
If you have any questions about the Bill, or our work on building safety, please contact Victoria Moffett.