Government Guidance and Legislation for Responsible Persons
The information provided below is intended to help inform responsible persons of multi-storey, multi-occupancy residential buildings of the key government guidance and legislation you need to be aware of. The following documents explain what you must do, how to do it, and also provide guidance for buildings under 18m. Please note this list is not extensive.
- Department of Communities and Local Government: Fire Safety in purpose built blocks of flats (2011)
- National Fire Chief’s Council (NFCC) Simultaneous Evacuation Guidance (2022).
- Royal Institute of Chart Surveyors (RICS): Valuation of properties in multi-storey, multi-occupancy residential buildings with cladding.
Fire Safety Act 2021- The Fire Safety Act 2021 commenced on 16 May 2022. For further information, please visit the Government’s website.
Buildings Safety Act 2022- The Building Safety Act was granted Royal Assent on 28 April 2022. For further information, please visit the Government’s website.
Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022- The Fire Safety (England) Regulations commenced 23 January 2023, with amendments effective from 1 October 2023. For further information, please visit the Government’s website and our webpages.
Further information on your responsibilities as the owner, landlord or managing agent of purpose-built blocks of flats can be found on the Fire England website.