Social Housing providers will be understandably concerned as to how to prepare for the Building Safety Bill becoming law. To support those preparations, we have developed a Building Safety Bill Preparedness Workbook, analysing the five key areas of reform and identifying areas where advance preparation by social housing providers would be beneficial. The workbook has been developed by our building safety experts across six legal practice areas.
The Workbook sets out 52 questions for social housing providers to consider and answer. The questions and the format have been specifically curated so as to assist steering groups and senior leadership identify areas where good progress is being made and areas where further preparation is needed. The Workbook is also a useful audit tool. By recording the status of preparations for the Bill becoming law, social housing providers will be able to easily demonstrate to their Boards and auditors that they are engaging with their regulatory obligations and addressing key areas of risk.