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Limitation and the UK Building Safety Act: new claims and what insurers may have missed

Published on: 22 June 2022
Published by: LexisNexis
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Article summary

Construction analysis: The Building Safety Act 2022 (BSA 2022) became an Act of Parliament on 28 April 2022. It brings with it the most wide-ranging changes to building safety that the UK has ever seen. Parts of the new Act will come into force as soon as 28 June 2022. Of particular note is section 135, which dramatically increases limitation periods for claims to be brought in connection with unsafe buildings. BSA 2022 does this by amending key parts of Limitation Act 1980, the Defective Premises Act 1972 and the Building Act 1984. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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