Call for evidence - leaseholder-owned buildings (11m+ or 5 Storeys+)

Closed 14 Nov 2022

Opened 22 Aug 2022


During its passage through Parliament, the government made several changes to the now Building Safety Act 2022 to protect qualifying leaseholders in buildings above 11m or 5 storeys from the costs of remediating their buildings.  

The government made the decision that the leaseholder protection provisions in Part 5 of the Act would not apply to leaseholder-owned and commonhold buildings. This was because leaseholders, in their capacity as freeholders would still have had to pay to remedy the safety defects in their buildings.  

This call for evidence is seeking information on leaseholder-owned buildings above 11m or 5 storeys with relevant defects. This will help inform government policy in determining how best to protect the leaseholders in such buildings from the impact of building safety defects.