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Seventh Commencement regulations laid to provide for the switch from approved inspectors to registered building control approvers

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The government has made the Building Safety Act 2022 (Commencement No 7 and Transitional Provisions) Regulations 2024 (SI 2024/104), which come into force on 6 April 2024.

The regulations will bring into force various provisions of the Building Safety Act 2022 (BSA 2022) that amend the Building Act 1984 (BA 1984) to:

• Provide for the switch from approved inspectors to registered building control approvers under the building regulations regime in England 
• Set out transitional provisions dealing with projects that are ongoing under the auspices of an approved inspector.

The Welsh Government has separate powers to commence these aspects of the BSA 2022 for Wales.

Industry will be unsurprised by the coming into force of these new regulations on 6 April 2024, which had already been publicised as the date by which approved inspectors would be replaced by registered building control approvers. It is also a significant date in relation to ongoing projects because it marks the deadline by which work must have "sufficiently progressed" in order to continue to benefit from the transitional arrangements that apply to building projects under the new building control regime.