Major changes to the building control process came into force in October 2023 impacting higher-risk buildings (HRBs) and non-HRBs, including where works are planned or underway.

In light of the scale of the changes, the legislation included lengthy and complex transitional provisions under which some works could remain under the old building control process rather than the new one (in limited circumstances for a limited timeframe).

This factsheet highlights some important points to be aware of in relation to the transitional provisions for HRBs only (applies to England only).

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Building safety in brief: Transitional agreements for HRBs


This article is for general information only and reflects the position at the date of publication. It does not constitute legal advice.