The 252-page Act, which started its passage through parliament last July, is aimed at improving building standards, ensuring the safety of residents, and protecting leaseholders from cladding remediation costs.

A range of measures will be put in place, including a new building safety regulator for buildings over 18 metres, and a New Homes Ombudsman to help with leaseholder complaints about developers.

The changes are coming about after a government-commissioned report made 53 recommendations in response to the Grenfell tragedy.

Many of the measures in the new Act will take between a year and 18 months to introduce and will be supported by detailed regulations and guidance which are yet to be published.

We’re working with the G15, a group of London’s largest housing associations, and the National Housing Federation, to seek more clarity on what this means for you. We will provide further updates as we learn more.

Most leaseholders won’t pay for cladding remediation

The Building Safety Act 2022 means that most homeowners living in buildings over 11m won’t pay for cladding remediation works.

For non-cladding work, the new law will seek to make developers and cladding manufacturers cover the costs. It will then move on to freeholders, if they have to means to pay.

In this article we explain what the Building Safety Act 2022 means for you, who pays and next steps. We have also provided a summary of the government’s Building Safety Repairs Pledge.