LEARNING HUB

Welcome to the RMC Directors Resource Hub, your go-to source for all things related to managing your residential block. As an RMC director, you carry a heavy responsibility for ensuring the smooth running of your building and the well-being of all its residents. We understand that this can be a challenging task, so we created this resource hub to provide you with the information and guidance you need to make informed decisions and lead confidently.

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KNOWLEDGE TO EMPOWER YOU

Here at Habitare, we believe that empowered RMC directors make for thriving communities, and that’s why we’re committed to providing you with the resources you need to succeed.

From legal and regulatory updates to tips for effective communication with residents, our hub is packed with valuable information and practical guidance that will help you easily navigate the complexities of block management.

So whether you’re a seasoned RMC director looking for the latest updates or a new director just starting out, we’ve got you covered. We aim to empower you with the knowledge and support you need to be a confident and influential leader for your residential block.

Let’s work together to create vibrant, thriving communities that residents proudly call home.

The Building Safety Act (BSA)

The Building Safety Act (BSA) is an important law that's shaking things up for building owners, managers, and residents alike. It's introducing a whole bunch of new rules around fire safety and building standards, especially for taller buildings over 18 meters or seven stories high.

On top of that, the BSA gives the government the power to bring in more rules, like the Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022.

These regulations add extra responsibilities for the Responsible Person, such as regularly checking fire doors and making sure there are clear signs to guide people in case of emergency.

If you're feeling overwhelmed by all these new responsibilities, don't worry! We're here to help. Our team at Habitare can take care of some of these tasks for you, so you can focus on other important things.

Rest assured, we're always keeping a close eye on the latest requirements to make sure we're providing the best guidance possible to keep everyone safe.

BSA FACTSHEETS

We have created 1-10 (‘Snapshots) of the information we think you need to digest updated from April 2024.

Building registration

This fact sheet aims to provide a summary of the building safety case and the ‘Building Safety Case Report

Building safety

This fact sheet offers an overview of the building safety case and report requirements.

BUILDING SAFETY DIRECTOR

This fact sheet offers an overview of the envisioned role of the Building Safety Director

Fire
doors

This fact sheet aims to provide an overview of the new requirements regarding the management of fire doors.

RESIDENT ENGAGEMENT STRATEGY

This fact sheet outlines the Principal Accountable Person's obligation to formulate a resident engagement strategy

THE GOLDEN THREAD

This fact sheet provides a summary of the concept known as the "golden thread," which is essential for building safety

FIRE SAFETY REGULATIONS 2022

This fact sheet offers an overview of the Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022 and its implications for the Responsible Person (RP)

THE ACCOUNTABLE PERSON (AP) & PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABLE PERSON (PAP)

This fact sheet provides an overview of the roles and responsibilities for buildings that are either 18 meters or taller or have seven or more storeys.

BUILDING ASSESSMENT

This fact sheet outlines the Building Safety Regulator's (BSR) strategy for the assessment of high-risk buildings (HRB), detailing the approach and timeline for evaluating occupied structures deemed to be at greater risk

LICENCE TO ALTER

This fact sheet provides insights into how the Building Safety Act 2022 (BSA) interacts with the process of obtaining a Licence to Alter for building modifications.

ARTICLES

Keep up with the latest valuable advice as we share our knowledge and expertise to keep you informed.

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