Service charge transparency requirements: ongoing costs of the new building safety regime - consultation and call for evidence

Closed 31 Mar 2023

Opened 2 Feb 2023


Scope of the consultation 

Topic of this consultation:  

The Building Safety Act 2022 establishes new legal duties for landlords and building owners of higher-risk residential buildings to keep their building safe. 

There will be an ongoing cost associated with complying with some of these building safety duties, which can be passed to leaseholders through the service charge.  

The consultation and call for evidence seeks views on:  

  • the proposed transparency requirements associated with the ongoing costs of the new building safety regime  

  • the administrative and operational changes needed to implement the new transparency requirements 

  • the cost of and time taken to adjust existing systems or to implement new systems to meet the transparency requirements 

  • the impact of different commencement timings and sequencing   

Scope of this consultation:  

Building safety service charges.  

Geographical scope:  

These proposals relate to England only. 

Impact assessment: 

We are carrying out a call for evidence to gather information on the impact of implementing these proposals. As such, there is no impact assessment for these proposals at this stage.  

Basic Information 

Body or bodies responsible for the consultation:  

Department of Levelling Up, Housing, and Communities (DLUHC). 


This consultation and call for evidence will last for 8 weeks from 2 February 2023 to 31 March 2023.


For any enquiries about the consultation please contact: 

How to respond: 

You may respond by completing an online survey by clicking the 'online survey' button at the bottom of this page.


You can access the consultation via the HTML version on the GOV.UK consultation and call for evidence page, and email your response to the questions in this consultation and call for evidence to:


You can send written responses to:  

c/o Reform, Legislation and Regulators Division 
Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities 
3rd Floor, Fry Building 
2 Marsham Street 

If you are responding in writing (via email or post), please make it clear which questions you are responding to.  

When you reply, it would be very useful if you confirm whether you are replying as an individual or submitting an official response on behalf of an organisation and include: 

  • your name 

  • your position (if applicable) 

  • the name of organisation (if applicable) 

  • an address (including post-code) 

  • an email address 

  • a contact telephone number 

What happens next

Thank you to all participants for taking the time to respond to our consultation.  

The consultation will close on 31 March 2023. We will be considering these comments when determining how best to take forward the proposed policy.