Building Assessment Certificate

Closed 12 Oct 2022

Opened 20 Jul 2022


This area of the consultation details implementing the new regime for occupied higher-risk buildings in relation to the building assessment certificate.

A building assessment certificate will only be issued by the Building Safety Regulator if it is satisfied that, at the time it carries out its assessment, the accountable person(s) for the building are complying with their duties under part 4 of the Building Safety Act 2022 (the Act).

Once a building has been registered, the principal accountable person will be required by the Building Safety Regulator to apply for a building assessment certificate when they receive a direction to do so.

The Building Safety Regulator will publish its timeframe for issuing directions for categories of occupied buildings, based on physical characteristics and potential risks, in its strategic plan published under section 17 of the Act.