Building Safety Bill: Limitation extensions for the Defective Premises Act

A number of charities are in the position of holding residential property affected by fire safety issues, especially in relation to cladding, and may be following the progress of the Building Safety Bill through Parliament.

The Bill is extensive and covers a multitude of issues. It contains many laudable and beneficial aspects which ought to improve the standard of construction work undertaken in the UK.

Most recently, the Government has announced that the limitation period for bringing a claim under the Defective Premises Act (DPA) will be extended from 6 to 15 years, and this change will be introduced by means of the Building Safety Bill.

Nothing in the Bill limits this change to cladding or fire related issues, however. As things currently stand the changes to the DPA will cover other defects as well.

For more information on this latest development, click here to read Ben Hardiman's article.

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