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What is BREEAM? The Building Research Establishment’s Environmental Assessment Methodology (BREEAM) is a method for evaluating and certifying the environmental...

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The Building Regulations 2010, SI 2010/2214 (the Building Regulations) are made under the Building Act 1984 (BA 1984). They impose a set of minimum standards on people...

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The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (the Regulations) came into force on 6 April 2015. Their purpose is to make health and safety a fundamental and...

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Powers of the local authority The local authority has powers to deal with dangerous buildings under a number of statutes: • section 77 of the Building Act 1984 (BA...

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Brexit impact This content is likely to be impacted by the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. For information on how leaving the EU will affect environmental law, see Practice...

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Updated in partnership with WSP Legislative background The Building Regulations 2010 (Building Regulations 2010), SI 2010/2214 set out the basis of legislation for...

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An energy performance certificate (EPC) gives a property an energy efficiency rating from A (most efficient) to G (least efficient) and is based on a complex calculation,...

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This Practice Note looks at some of the key practical issues for commercial landlords and tenants when dealing with energy performance certificates (EPCs). It is part of...

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This Practice Note explains how energy performance in buildings is regulated through Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs), when EPCs are needed, requirements under the...

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This Practice Note sets out key developments in relation to fire safety following the Grenfell Tower fire on 14 June 2017. Among other things, it looks at: • the...

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What are the optional technical housing standards? In March 2015, following consultation on accessible design standards, the government issued policy in the form of a...

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The Building Regulations 2010, SI 2010/2214 (the Building Regulations) are made under Building Act 1984. They impose a set of minimum standards on people carrying out...

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Introduction The purpose of section 215 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (TCPA 1990) is to give a local planning authority (LPA) power to take...

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