Building safety, fire safety and property management have been key issues for those in the property and construction sectors for many years. However, following the tragic events at Grenfell Tower in 2017 these have been prioritised in the Government’s agenda with recent changes including the Fire Safety Act 2021, the Building Safety Act 2022 and The Building Safety (Leaseholder Protections) (England) Regulations 2022. Landlords, managing agents, contractors, developers, leaseholders and freeholders alike must understand the true cost of building safety and its wider implications.
Having been one of the first firms to act for a well-known UK cladding company post-Grenfell and several further cases thereafter across a wide spectrum of related concerns, Greenwoods Legal LLP has significant experience advising on building safety issues. Our dedicated team offers specialist guidance to ensure key stakeholders have a clear understanding of the law. Our FAQs range from establishing who is responsible for the potentially significant cost of bringing buildings up to the new standard, through to how to complete the necessary paperwork to allow existing leaseholders to sell their flats.
This area of law is evolving at a fast pace. Although some legislation is now in place, it is still largely incomplete and very little has reached the courts yet. Despite this, our Building Safety Group has developed key expertise in this area and is enjoying being at the forefront of tackling developing issues.