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Brexit impact As of exit day (31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has entered an...

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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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As of exit day (31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has entered an implementation...

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The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015, SI 2015/51, (CDM 2015) apply to both projects which commenced after they came into force on 6 April 2015 and...

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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained. The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015, SI 2015/51, (CDM 2015) apply to both...

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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained. The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015, SI 2015/51, (CDM 2015) govern the...

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1 Definitions CDM Regulations the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015, SI 2015/51 2 CDM Regulations If and to the extent the CDM Regulations apply to...

Precedents

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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The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 (CAR 2012) place various duties on employers to protect employees from risks related to exposure to asbestos and make it clear...

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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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A landlord's liability to a tenant for the state and condition of premises is generally determined by the terms of the tenancy. However, under Defective Premises Act 1972...

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Under the Defective Premises Act 1972 (DPA 1972), a person who takes on work for or in connection with the provision of a dwelling owes a duty to ensure that the work is...

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Brexit impact As of exit day (31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has entered an...

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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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Please note that the obligations to make reasonable adjustments to the physical feature of common parts are not yet in force. Therefore, until such time as they are, this...

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Part 4 of the Equality Act 2010 (EqA 2010) imposes EqA 2010 duties in relation to premises. It covers disposals of premises, management of premises (including possession...

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This Practice Note covers regulatory requirements relating to fire safety in the workplace. For practical information about managing fire safety in the workplace, see...

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The current statutory provisions replace most of the previous legislation and shift the emphasis to fire prevention. The 'responsible person' is under a duty to observe...

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Under the 1974 Act, a duty is owed by employers to employees to ensure their health safety and welfare at work as far as reasonably practicable. In addition, a person who...

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This Practice Note sets out the requirements imposed on private sector landlords as set out in the Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England) Regulations 2015, SI...

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As of exit day (31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has entered an implementation...

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Occupiers' Liability Act 1957 Under the Occupiers' Liability Act 1957 (OLA 1957), an occupier of property owes a common law duty of care to all his visitors in respect of...

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The use and value of property can be undermined where rights of fire escape are inadequate or vulnerable to change. Consider: • can the right be terminated? If so, is...

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