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GOVERNMENT OVERHAULS ITS APPROACH TO BUILDING SAFETY CRISIS

This afternoon (Monday 10th January 2022), the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, Rt. Hon. Michael Gove gave a statement to the House of Commons, confirming an ‘overhaul’ of the Government’s approach to the building safety crisis.

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Launch of New Versions of LPE1, LPE2 and FME1 forms

The trade and representative bodies representing the legal, surveying, estate agency and property management sectors have today (22 November 2021) launched updated versions of the LPE1 (Leasehold Property Enquiries), LPE2 (Consumer summary) and FME1 (Freehold Management Enquiries) forms.  The forms will “go live” on 11th January 2022.

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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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