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....
Last year, 49 of the UK’s largest developers signed a public pledge to do the right thing.
On 30 January 2023, the government published a developer remediation contract reflecting the pledge, and wrote to housebuilders and developers to urge them to sign the contract in order to make the pledge commitments legally binding.
Once signed, the contract requires developers to:
- Take responsibility for all necessary work to address life-critical fire safety defects arising from design and construction of buildings 11 metres and over in height that they developed or refurbished over the last 30 years in England.
- Keep residents and leaseholders in those buildings informed on progress towards meeting this commitment.
- Reimburse taxpayers for funding spent on remediating their buildings through government funds such as the Building Safety Fund (BSF).
On 14 March 2023, the Government published the list of developers who have signed the contract as well as the developers who have yet to sign the contract. This list will be kept up to date as further developers sign.
Find out more information about the developer remediation contract.
More information you might find useful:
- How will the developer remediation contract affect my building?
- What are the leaseholder protections in the Building Safety Act 2022?
- More Frequently Asked Questions on Fire safety
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