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Government opens high-rise residential building register

Posted 21 Apr 2023   By Easton Bevins

The Government’s online register of higher-risk residential buildings is now live. The owner, or principal accountable person, is responsible for registering the building and this must be done before the 30th September 2023 deadline.

Buildings that are at least 7 floors high, or over 18 metres tall, with two or more residential units are classified as higher-risk buildings. The Building Safety Act 2022 requires higher-risk buildings, of which there are an estimated 12,000 in England, to be registered with the Building Safety Regulator (BSR).

As part of the application, information about the building’s structure and safety is also required. Once the application has been submitted, the Building Safety Regulator will review the details and may require further information.

It is a criminal offence not to register a higher-risk building, failure to do so may be punishable with either a fine or imprisonment.

Easton Bevins building surveyors have extensive experience in surveying and managing high-rise residential buildings. If you'd like to speak with us regarding a higher-risk building, please contact us on 0117 942 7876 or email your enquiry and one of our surveyors will get back to you.



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