February

How Will the Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022 Update Affect You?

Following the recommendations made at the Grenfell Tower Inquiry Phase 1 report, changes to the law under Article 24 to the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 to Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022 came into force this week on 23rd January, putting more liability with the Responsible Persons or any other person in control of the premises to improve safety, communication, and checks.

A Responsible Person is defined as the building owner or any other person in control of the premises, for example the Managing Agent.

The types of building this will affect (in England) are:

  • All buildings with two or more residential dwellings with a shared common area (excluding semi-detached properties)
  • Residential buildings above 11 metres
  • High rise residential buildings above 18m (or seven storeys)

(Completely excluding Military and Armed Forces buildings and Parliamentary buildings)

Key Changes

All Buildings With Two or More Residential Dwellings

(with a shared common area, excluding semi-detached properties)

High Rise Residential Buildings Above 18 metres (or Seven Storeys)

Residential Buildings Over 11 metres

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