In-occupation regime for occupied higher-risk buildings consultation – our response

13 October 2022

The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities has been consulting on proposals to introduce a new, more stringent regulatory regime for higher-risk buildings. The consultation was split into 12 parts, with each part covering a different aspect of implementing the new regime for occupied higher-risk buildings.

Over the last month we have been engaging with our members to shape a sector response to the proposals. This response covers the consultation on the policy proposals for the in-occupation phase for higher-risk buildings in scope of the new regime.

Throughout our response we answer and make reference to the questions posed by the government as part of this consultation. The corresponding information to these questions can be found on the consultation website.

We support the overarching proposal to introduce a new, more stringent regulatory regime for higher-risk buildings and the ambition to make buildings safer and deliver improvements across the entire built environment. However, the government must provide clear and comprehensive guidance to support organisations to implement the different aspects of the new regime for occupied higher-risk buildings

The consultation closed on 12 October. If you’d like any further information on the proposals or our response, please get in touch. 

We have also published our response to the consultation on the construction phase for buildings in scope of the new regime.

Who to speak to

Natalie Turner