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ARMA Annual Conference 2021 - Save the Dates!

Dates: Tuesday 12th October – Friday 15th October 

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ARMA Welcomes the Recovery Potential of the ‘Polluter Pays’ Provision as an Amendment to the Building Safety Bill

The team at the PolluterPaysBill is seeking to convince the Government to add the Polluter Pays Redress Scheme into the Building Safety Bill, based on the provisions of the Environment Protection Act 1990 as amended, to establish a statutory framework for the recovery of direct and indirect remediation costs from responsible parties where a building is found not to have been constructed in accordance with building regulations in force at the time of construction.

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New RICS 'Block Management Sector Code' Consultation Launches With Aim of Boosting Professionalism Across the Sector

New rules out for consultation on Wednesday 4th August 2021 are set to build on the best practice seen by regulated managing agents, to further improve professionalism across the sector, rooting out rogue agents, and improving transparency for all parties. 

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ARMA to Serve as Council Member of Building Safety Alliance

The Building Safety Alliance, an independent industry led ‘not for profit’ organisation, has launched with the purpose of implementing the certification of competent individuals wishing to deliver the role of a Building Safety Manager (BSM) and a publicly accessible register of those certified by the scheme.

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Key Points from the Building Safety Bill’s Second Reading

On Wednesday 21st July the Building Safety Bill (BSB) had its second reading in the House of Commons. The session began with an opening statement by the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, Rt Hon Robert Jenrick MP, which included announcements on the Building Safety Fund’s reopening and a new Government recommendation that buildings below 18 metres should not require an EWS1 form. The Bill was then debated among MPs.

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