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Government Opens Registrations for High-Rise Buildings - 1st October Deadline

13 April 2023

All Principal Accountable Persons (PAPs) Must Register High-Rise Residential Buildings (7+ floors/18m+)



The Government has opened registrations for high-rise residential buildings.

It is a legal requirement to register high-rise residential buildings that are at least 7 floors high, or 18 metres tall or higher, with two or more residential units by 1 October 2023.

The fee to register each building is £251.

If you are the Principal Accountable Person for your building or have been authorised to complete registration on their behalf, you can begin your application.


Before Starting Your Application

Please read further guidance on applying to register a high-rise residential building and begin to prepare the information you will need. This includes:

  • the number of floors at or above ground level
  • its height in metres
  • the number of residential units
  • the year it was originally built
  • its address or addresses

The register will also ask you about the Principal Accountable Person and any other accountable persons.

For further Government information, click here.

If you would like further information on identifying the Principal Accountable Person and understanding their duties, you can access an ARMA/IRPM summary sheet here.


Structure and Safety Information

As part of your application, you are required to provide information about your building’s structure and safety. This information can be added to your application from May 2023.

There is no additional fee for submitting the structure and safety information.


What Happens Next

Once you have paid and submitted your registration application, the Building Safety Regulator will review the details so that it can be satisfied the building should appear in the register.  

The government may contact you for more information or if it thinks the building does not need to be registered. The information you provided during registration will help you when you start to assess the building’s risks as part of your Safety Case Report. It will also be used by the Building Safety Regulator to help it prioritise buildings for the building assessment certificate process from April 2024.

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