Guide to the UK Building Safety Act 2022

The United Kingdom's Building Safety Act 2022 introduces a new regulatory regime affecting higher-risk buildings. Developers, owners, landlords and contractors of high-rise buildings are among those to be affected by changes already in force as well as awaited secondary legislation. The deadline for registering existing higher-risk buildings with the new regulator is fast approaching—the principal accountable person must do this by 30 September 2023. The new regulatory regime introduces a number of fundamental changes to how buildings within scope must be built, occupied and maintained including, in certain situations, the potential for the corporate veil to be pierced. 

Our guide provides the key provisions of the Act and its practical implications. We've also created a one-page guide on the Building Safety Act which sets out everything you need to know in a digestible and quick-to-read format.

Read the guide.

Read the one-page guide.

Insights by Jones Day should not be construed as legal advice on any specific facts or circumstances. The contents are intended for general information purposes only and may not be quoted or referred to in any other publication or proceeding without the prior written consent of the Firm, to be given or withheld at our discretion. To request permission to reprint or reuse any of our Insights, please use our “Contact Us” form, which can be found on our website at This Insight is not intended to create, and neither publication nor receipt of it constitutes, an attorney-client relationship. The views set forth herein are the personal views of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the Firm.