In response to the Grenfell Tower disaster, the government is creating a new regulatory system governing high-rise building and fire safety in England. It is currently consulting on a Draft Building Safety Bill and reforms to the Fire Safety Order that sets out safety responsibilities for landlords and building managers with a deadline of 11.45pm Monday 12 October 2020 for responses.
The government has promised that residents voices and safety will be at the heart of this new high-rise safety system, but there is plenty of evidence that this is not the case.
Stuart Hodkinson from the University of Leeds and Phil Murphy, an Independent High-Rise Building Safety Expert, have teamed up with Grenfell United, Tower Blocks UK, London Tenants Federation, Tenants Union UK, UK Cladding Action Group, and the National Leasehold Campaign to put on a series of online events aimed at briefing residents on the government’s proposals.
You can listen to their presentations here, from an event held on Thursday 8th October, accompanied by their power point slides.