Fire risk assessments: how often must they be done?
There are no specific time periods in law for how often fire risk assessments must be carried out or reviewed....
If your developer has made the pledge, the applicant to the Building Safety Fund (BSF) should update you. If you don’t know who the developer of your building is or the applicant has not contacted you, email: BSFLeaseholderEnquiries@levellingup.gov.uk
Buildings with developers’ pledges will fall into one of three categories:
- If funding from the BSF has already been agreed and a contract signed, the applicant will be expected to continue to take the building through the BSF process. When all works are completed, the developer will reimburse the BSF for all works.
- If funding has been agreed but a contract not signed, the developer has a choice. They can leave the remediation of the building in the BSF process; or withdraw the building from the Fund and remediate it themselves. Either way, the developer will have to pay. If the developer decides to withdraw the building and remediate themselves, they must follow the new Building Safety Fund.
- If no funding has yet been agreed, the developer must follow the new BSF process when scoping out what works are necessary.
Full details of the new process can be found in the Building Safety Fund guidance for new applications 2022.
More information you might find useful:
- What is the Developers’ Pledge?
- What is the Building Safety Fund?
- What are the leaseholder protections in the Building Safety Act 2022?
- More Frequently Asked Questions on Fire safety
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