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Housing Associations: Safety

Question for Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

UIN 71341, tabled on 8 November 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what steps he is taking to encourage housing associations to share fire and similar safety assessments with tenants and residents.

Answered on

15 November 2021

The Building Safety Bill requires Accountable Persons to provide residents of high-rise buildings with information about safety measures in their building. This includes fire safety information that will include the risks to residents identified by the fire risk assessment and the preventative and protective measures in place. Residents will be able to request further safety information from the Accountable Person.

As building owners, housing associations will need to identify an Accountable Person and provide relevant safety information. Residents will be able to request further safety information from the Accountable Person.

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