A New Regime For Residential Buildings In Wales

April 16, 2024
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In March, Julie James, the Welsh Minister for Climate Change, announced that a Building Safety (Wales) Bill would be introduced to the Welsh Parliament (Senedd) to establish a new building safety regime in Wales covering the occupation and ongoing management of all multi-occupied residential buildings in Wales and to address fire safety issues in buildings 11 metres and over.


The written statement notes that:

“It is our intention to go significantly further than the building safety regime introduced in England via the Building Safety Act 2022. Our new regime will capture all multi-occupied residential buildings in Wales that contain two or more residential units, regardless of height. Any buildings exempt from the new regime will be clearly set out in the legislation.”


“The Building Safety (Wales) Bill will establish a robust and coherent regulatory system, creating clear lines of accountability and imposing a range of statutory duties on relevant “duty-holders” in respect of the relevant parts of a multi-occupied residential building.”


Full details of the bill are not yet available. The written statement can be found on the Gov.Wales website.

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