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Building Safety Act: Registration of higher-risk buildings

The 30 September deadline for registration of existing, occupied higher-risk buildings under the BSA is fast approaching.  Failure to register is a criminal offence.  If you manage a high-rise residential building, read on for essential registration information.” – Pawan Pandit

Pawan Pandit

High rise buildings now covered by the new building safety act (BSA) and Registration of higher-risk buildings

Under the Building Safety Act 2022 (BSA), the principal accountable person for a higher-risk building must ensure that the building is registered with the Building Safety Regulator (the BSR) before the building is occupied. It’s an offence for a building to be occupied but not registered.

  • The deadline for registering existing occupied higher-risk buildings is 30 September 2023.
  • The explanatory notes to the BSA state that the registration system is intended to help the BSR to monitor compliance and enforcement activity.
  • In relation to the construction of a higher-risk building, a building regulations completion certificate (under the Building Act 1984) must be issued before any residential unit in the building is occupied.

Registration of higher-risk buildings under the BSA: How we can help

Walker Morris’ BSA experts  can provide expert, tailored advice on all aspects of the BSA, including help with registration of higher-risk buildings, if required.  If you have any building safety queries, concerns or training requirements, please call Pawan Pandit, who will be very happy to help.


[1] See also government guidance about the information required (Applying to register a high-rise residential building – GOV.UK (