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RSH publishes second fire safety remediation report

The Regulator of Social Housing (RSH) has published the findings from its second survey on the fire safety of 11 metre plus buildings.

All social landlords are required to submit quarterly data to RSH and the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities on the fire safety remediation of relevant buildings for which they are responsible.

The results show that fire risk assessments have been undertaken on around 98% of all buildings reported, and the majority of remaining buildings will have one carried out in the next 9 months.

Landlords also reported that remediation work is complete or due to be completed for the majority of buildings with External Wall System-related Life Critical Fire Safety Defects by September 2028.

RSH’s report highlights the responsibility of boards and councillors to understand landlords’ legal obligations in relation to managing the safety of buildings, seek assurance that they are being met, and address issues promptly so that tenants are safe in their homes.

RSH will continue to monitor the performance of landlords in remediating 11 metre plus buildings and the progress they are making against their plans.

Will Perry, Director of Strategy at RSH, said: “Landlords must take timely action to remediate fire defects in the buildings they are responsible for, so that tenants are safe and can feel safe in their homes.

“It is for boards and councillors to ensure these plans are delivered, and they must take action to mitigate risks to tenants. We will continue to engage with landlords through our ongoing regulation, including the new programme of inspections from April 2024.”


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