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Tanfield writes “The Building Safety Act: a guide for property lawyers” (a Law Society publication)

3rd April 2024

The Building Safety Act 2022 is an important and complex new piece of legislation which is causing confusion for conveyancers and other property professionals. Written by a team of practising barristers from Tanfield Chambers specialising in residential and commercial property work, this book provides a practical guide to the Act and focuses on key issues for property lawyers, including:

  • The impact of the Act on the recoverability of service charges
  • Use of the Landlord Certificate and Leaseholder Deed of Certificate
  • The role and relevance of Accountable Persons and Principal Accountable Persons
  • Remediation Orders and Remediation Contribution Orders
  • Building Liability Orders
  • Amendments to the Building Act 1984 and Defective Premises Act 1972 (including the extension of limitation periods)
  • Liability in relation to construction products
  • Applications to the First-Tier Tribunal under the Act

The general editors are Andrew Butler KC and Ian Quayle, a qualified conveyancer and well-known legal trainer.  The book covers all aspects of the Act, with a particular focus on the implications for purchasers, leaseholders, landlords and managing agents, tenants, property developers, and those advising them. It takes a practical, straightforward approach to explaining the complex issues arising from the Act.

The book costs £125 and purchases can be made here.

Other BSA material

Tanfield produce regular content on the Building Safety Act which you can find on our BSA Hub.

All the materials from our “Follow Up Day with the BSA” (recordings, handouts etc)  can be purchased for £100 + VAT by contacting Libby Sampson-Shaw.

Team: Andrew Butler KC, Timothy Polli KC, Charles Joseph, Daniel Dovar, Christy Burzio, Richard Alford, Richard Granby, Ceri Edmonds, Hugh Rowan


This content is provided free of charge for information purposes only. It does not constitute legal advice and should not be relied on as such. No responsibility for the accuracy and/ or correctness of the information and commentary set out in the article, or for any consequences of relying on it, is assumed or accepted by any member of Chambers or by Chambers as a whole.



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