Registering high-rise residential buildings video transcript
From 12 April you will be able to register a high-rise residential building. There are certain things you can do in advance to make registering your building simple and straightforward. Collecting the information you need is the first step to register your building.
You must tell us the following information about the building:
- the number of floors at or above ground level
- its height in metres
- the number of residential units
- the year it was originally built (along with certificate details if applicable)
- its address or addresses (but not the address of each residential unit)
You must tell us the following information about the principal accountable person and all accountable persons for the building
- name and address (in most cases this will be an organisation, but it might be an individual)
- accountable person contact details (such as phone numbers, email)
- where the accountable person is an organisation – the name of the person who will act as the contact for the accountable person.
- type of organisation
- the common parts of the building they are accountable for
If you want to appoint a representative to register the building on your behalf, such as a solicitor or a managing agent, you must give them written authorisation and they will be asked to provide their contact details too. This does not make them an accountable person.
The application begins with the name of the building and your email, which will be verified by sending a code. Once verified you will be able to save and return to your application to register at your convenience.
You need to tell us if your building is a single structure, a single structure with multiple parts or made up of multiple structures that are connected. You will need to decide what sort of structure your building is:
- single structure
- single structure split into multiple parts
- multiple joined structures, for example, two buildings joined by an underground carpark or walkway
To assess how your building is defined you will need to read further guidance from Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities.
If you have a single structure you may want to register now . If you are responsible for multiple joined structures, you will need to read further guidance from Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities.
You must confirm that the details you have provided are correct, but you can still save and come back later or continue to payment.
To complete your application you will need to pay the registration fee of £251 using a debit or credit card. You will then receive an email confirming we have received your application to register your building. Please save the email as you will need this later.