On 10th August, the Law Society published a guidance note to help home buyers and sellers to understand building safety and cladding issues.

The guidance note is available here:

 

What’s covered by guidance note?

The guidance note covers issues including:

  • the issues to be investigated before a transaction proceeds, who can conduct the investigation and what solicitors can do to help
  • fire risk assessments
  • the EWS1 form
  • the types of buildings that can be affected and the effects of different ownership models of those buildings
  • buildings insurance
  • Government grants