Duties on the principal accountable person and accountable person(s) to provide information

Closes 12 Oct 2022

Opened 20 Jul 2022

Overview

This area of the consultation on implementing the new regime for occupied higher-risk buildings relates to the duties on the principal accountable person and accountable person(s) to provide information to various person(s) or organisations including residents and the Building Safety Regulator. 

The principal accountable person and accountable person(s) will have to share information with various people and organisations at different points in the building lifecycle. This will include bodies such as the Building Safety Regulator, people such as the Responsible Person and residents of the building. It may also include organisations such as the Insolvency Service.

The aim is to ensure that people who need information about these buildings can access this information in a timely manner. This will also help support greater openness and transparency across the sector. 

As set out in Dame Judith Hackitt’s Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety (the Report), access to accurate and up to date information is essential to ensure a robust building safety system. The principal accountable person and accountable person(s) will be under a duty to share information from the golden thread with various people and organisations at different points in the building lifecycle. 

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