As published in Property Week on 12 May 2022.


The Building Safety Act received Royal Assent and became an Act of Parliament at the end of April, giving leaseholders legal protection against having to foot the bill to fix safety defects. This was after many UK housebuilders signed up to the Government’s building safety pledge, committing to pay to remove dangerous cladding on their own buildings between 11m and 18m in height.

Martin Gladwin, Head of Housing Consultancy at Rapleys expresses how the journey is far from over. “It is the right course of action to look at the companies that have erected most of these buildings, but it is not the full answer.”

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