More than two years on from the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower, the government has published its proposals for a radically new building and fire safety system. These provide a strong indication on areas in which we can expect to see long-awaited changes. They are set out in a comprehensive consultation and are intended to overhaul the system for the design, construction and management of high rise residential buildings by:
  • Mandating clearer responsibilities for those building or managing these buildings
  • Giving a stronger voice in the system and better information for residents
  • Having greater oversight by regulators
  • Tougher enforcement when things go wrong
We appreciate that many of our members will be responding directly to the government consultation. However, we would appreciate your views on how the proposals could work in practice, the impact on your business and the key challenges that you think that specific proposals will raise. The focus of this survey is specifically on the proposals that relate to the duties when people are living in the building in scope (occupation).

The survey contains 40 questions – we have not made any of the answers mandatory, so please do not feel obliged to answer all of them. Please focus on the areas that you have the most knowledge or feel strongly about.

We have developed a briefing which sets out further details to support the questions raised in this survey. We recommend you read the briefing when completing the online survey.

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The deadline for the consultation is 31st July 2019. We would appreciate if you could complete the online survey by 22nd July to give us time to feed your views into our response.