The Building Safety Regulator has now opened the process to register high-rise residential buildings in England. Under the Building Safety act 2022, it is now a legal requirement for all high-rise residential buildings to be registered with the Building Safety Regulator by 1st October 2023.
A high-rise residential building is considered to be at least 7 storeys tall, or 18 metres high or more, with two or more residential units. The fee to register each building will be £251.
The principal accountable person (PAP) is required to complete the registration process, or someone authorised by them to do so. Some examples of an accountable person are, a Freeholder or Estate Owner, Landlord, Resident Management Company and Commonhold association.
For more information on the roles of the Accountable persons and Principal Accountable persons can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/safety-in-high-rise-residential-buildings-accountable-persons
For Guidance on how to apply to register can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/register-a-high-rise-residential-building