The Building Safety Act 2022 requires that we set up a Residents' Panel (the panel) to ensure residents are placed at the heart of the new regulatory regime.
The Building Safety Regulator (BSR) recruited a panel of 18 people in December 2022.
Members of the panel either live in or rent out homes in high-rise buildings around England. There is broad mix of ages and genders, and the panel includes disabled residents. The panel includes people who live in social housing and private rental properties and leasehold owners.
The panel will be supported by organisations that represent high-rise building residents.
Role of panel members
Panel members acting on behalf of residents will:
- give BSR advice on aspects of its operation based on real-life experience
- provide input on guidance relating to residents, plus other BSR documents and procedures
- assist BSR with developing its annual statement on resident engagement
- be empowered to set up workgroups to undertake in-depth projects
- provide input on BSR resident research
- help to test BSR communications material
Members of the panel will not:
- handle or investigate individual resident complaints
- advise on matters that sit outside BSR's area of responsibility
Panel members may be invited to take part in wider working groups across government.
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