The Building Safety Act 2022 has caused as much alarm as I have ever encountered in conveyancing circles for good reason. It is a vast piece of work that has major consequences for landlords, leaseholders, anyone associated with residential leasehold management, and of course transactional property lawyers.
It is fair to say that parts of the legislation and relevant ancillary regulations are ground- breaking and, whereas the thinking behind the new law is meritorious, the law itself is at best confusing and in some respects so complex as to be almost unworkable.
Having spent weeks exploring the Act and the regulations, Ian Quayle Training Ltd. has created a series of flowcharts intended to simplify the legislation by reducing it to a series of easily answerable questions which will enable conveyancers to ascertain whether the protection potentially afforded by the legislation to leaseholders in connection with the cost of remediation works is actually available to an individual client.
These flowcharts and explanatory notes will only be accessible online, which will enable us to revise them as and when the legislation changes or when clarification is provided by Government on the application of the law as drafted or amended. Where revision takes place, revised versions of the documentation will be uploaded and subscribers notified. The latest versions of all documents will be available for download in the “my account” section under “downloads”.
The flowcharts currently available are aimed at providing guidance to conveyancers acting for buyers of leasehold property and focus on the confusion created by Schedule 8 of the 2022 Act. Further flowcharts and explanatory notes will be made available (at additional cost) for different aspects of the legislation, including flowcharts for those acting for landlords and management companies.
Due to the complexity of the legislation and the lack of clarity it provides, the flowcharts and explanatory notes (the documents) should be treated only as helpful guides simplifying the relevant provisions of the Building Safety Act 2022. They do not constitute legal advice and no liability of any kind can be accepted by IQ Legal Training Limited or anyone associated with the preparation of the documents for any errors within them. Copyright in the flowcharts is retained by Ian Quayle Training Ltd., and they are not for resale.
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Andrew Butler KC practises in the areas of Property and Business & Commercial, and is Head of Chambers’ Business & Commercial Group. While he accepts instructions across the full spectrum of commercial and property work, he particularly specialises in development disputes and professional negligence matters, with company law issues also forming an increasing part of his caseload.
Read Andrew’s full biography here: https://www.tanfieldchambers.co.uk/person/andrew-butler-kc/
Annie Higgo commenced pupillage at Tanfield in September 2022 and has gained experience across Chambers’ practice areas, including trusts of land, mortgages, commercial and residential landlord and tenant, freehold covenants and adverse possession. Annie is interested in work across property law, with a particular interest in Agricultural Law.
Annie read History at Christ Church, University of Oxford, where she was an academic scholar, before undertaking the GDL and Bar Course at City, University of London.
Outside of law, Annie can most often be found on a horse, and she spends most weekends competing in eventing, dressage and show jumping. To this end, she has a niche interest in any equine-related legal matters.
Ian Quayle qualified as a solicitor and worked in private practice for 12 years specialising in property law matters including residential development work, commercial acquisitions and disposals.
Ian has delivered over 1500 property related training courses for city and regional firms, local law societies and local authorities. His training style and delivery is relaxed, but he is able to explain the law and practical issues relating to the training topic in a way that ensures delegates learn, or reinforce learning, and derive meaningful benefit from the training provided.
Ian has provided training to businesses in-house, public courses, and spoken at conferences. He is prolific in his delivery of webinars on conveyancing related issues, and he has delivered live and pre-recorded webinars nationally and internationally for leading legal training providers and continues to do so.
Unusually, Ian is able to deliver training in both commercial and residential property fields generating courses on a myriad of topics some of which are of general application and others more specialist and focused. Ian has taught a number of training courses aimed at support staff.