Building Safety Fund 2022 Application Form-R1

Closes 1 Jan 2025

Opened 28 Jul 2022

Overview

Building Safety Fund Objective 

The objectives of the Building Safety Fund are that:  

  • the historical life safety fire risks associated with cladding on high-rise residential buildings are addressed quickly and proportionately so that residents in those homes are safe 
  • leaseholder and resident communication and engagement on the project is effective
  • projects are delivered on time and to budget; and
  • cost recovery from those responsible for the installation of cladding is maximised

Please refer to the following guidance document where you will find more information about the fund here 

If you have started remediation work (removal and replacement of cladding) on your building on or after 11 March 2020 (but before 28th July 2022), and not completed, you will need to follow the Building Safety Fund for addressing life safety fire risks associated with cladding in high rise buildings (England only): Fund application guidance for buildings registered in 2020. You will need to provide a surveyor’s report such as an intrusive survey, facade or external wall report and as-built drawings (which includes the building height and the cladding materials) confirming the existence of cladding as set out in the guidance.

If you do not have the above documents and materials have since been removed, you may also provide a signed statement from a surveyor stating that the materials were definitively on the building. You will not be required to provide a Fire Risk Appraisal of External Wall construction (FRAEW) done to PAS 9980:2022 methodology. 

In all other cases, to be eligible for funding, buildings must comply with the following criteria:  

  • buildings that are 18m or above (with 30cm tolerance) measured according to the detailed guidance on height measurement given in Annex A 
  • buildings with at least one qualifying residential leaseholder (with the exception of social-sector landlords applying due to financial viability concerns) 
  • the building must have cladding, as defined in the PAS 9980:2022 (and set out in Annex A of the guidance) 
  • have an FRAEW following the PAS 9980:2022 methodology which recommends actions to address life safety fire risks 

Please note:  

  • This application should be submitted by the Responsible Entity or agent acting on their behalf. The Responsible Entity may be the building’s freeholder or head leaseholder, registered provider of social housing or a management company or Right To Manage (RTM) company that has primary responsibility for the repair of the property
  • The building must have at least one lease of a single unit of residential accommodation within the building that:  
  1. was granted on market terms; and
  2. requires the property to be used exclusively for residential occupation; and
  3. was granted on a date prior to 11 March 2020 at a premium and which was granted originally with a term (i.e. period) of not less than 21 years 

The department will write to Applicants where the original developer of their building has signed the Developer’s Pledge.  This will include confirming where a developer has agreed to fund the necessary remediation and/or mitigation works on the building.

The applicant will be required to demonstrate that it has taken all reasonable steps to recover the costs of addressing the fire safety risk caused by the cladding from those responsible through insurance claims, warranties, legal action etc. 

  • The applicant will be required to provide the evidence to support its application  

You will need the following information in order to complete the application form:  

  1. local authority Find Local Council
  2. Land registry number Find Land Registry Number 
  3. UPRN number Find UPRN
  4. Height of building  
  5. Details included within the FRAEW including supporting documentation 
  6. Details of the responsible entity 
  7. Details of the freeholder 
  8. Details of the agent of the Responsible Entity (if applicable)
  9. Details of the developer 
  10. Dates of when the remediation work started (if it has started) and completed (if it was completed) 

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The closing date that appears at the top of this page refers to the date that this system is being reviewed and not the date the Fund will close. The date the Fund will close to new applications will be published in due course with reasonable notice.