Open consultation

Consultation on the new safety regime for occupied higher-risk buildings

Applies to England


Consultation covering the proposed changes to building regulations under part 4 of the Building Safety Act 2022.

This consultation closes at

Consultation description

This consultation seeks views on policy proposals for the in-occupation phase for higher-risk buildings in scope of the new, more stringent regime. It covers the following areas:

  • Registration
  • Certification
  • Accountable person(s) and the principal accountable person
  • Safety case approach and the safety case report
  • Mandatory occurrence reporting
  • Residents’ voice and duties on residents
  • Golden thread contents
  • How the golden thread is managed and stored
  • Duties on the accountable person(s) and the principal accountable person to share information
  • Appeals
  • Enforcement
  • Key building information


Ways to respond


Email to:

Write to:

Consultation on Occupied Higher-Risk Buildings
c/o Reform, Legislation and Regulators Division
Building Safety Programme
Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities
3rd Floor, Fry Building
2 Marsham Street

Published 20 July 2022