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Do you remember where you were when you heard about the Grenfell tragedy? I do.

It was the first day of my maternity leave and I was days away from giving birth.

I had imagined a day putting the finishing touches to the nursery & folding tiny baby grows full of excitement and anticipation for the birth of my first child.

Instead, I spent a scorching June day lying like a beached whale with my pajamas stretched across my tummy watching the horror of the tragedy unfold on the TV.

The scenes were unforgettable.

As a West London girl born and raised, the tragedy unfolding was so close to home. My husband was also working a stone’s throw away and the hospital I was due to deliver in lay in Grenfell’s shadows.

My heart broke for all affected and I was in awe of all those risking their lives to save others and the community spirit that quickly followed.

My memories of that day are crystal clear.

What I didn’t realise then was that nearly six years later that day would change every aspect of my career as a residential conveyancer with the recent introduction of the Building Safety Act 2022.

To some, it has increased the complexity and reduced the speed of conveyancing transactions. Some conveyancers are even refusing to work on any properties subject to this new legislation.

However, this is certainly not the case for Comptons Solicitors LLP, who are experienced in such transactions.

In my next blog, I’ll explain what this new legislation means for my everyday life as a conveyancer and how to navigate the same in the sale, purchase, or remortgage of residential property.

I owe it to Grenfell to get it right.

Susanna Levingstone - Senior Associate Solicitor Comptons Solicitors
About the Author
Susanna Levingstone, Solicitor, Residential Property

Specialises in: Property Conveyancing, Large Rural Estates, Lockout Agreements, Auctions, Options and Time-critical Contract Races, Attended Exchanges, Acting for First Time Buyers, Property Dealers & Developers, Cohabitation Agreements

If you would like to speak to someone regarding the Building Safety Act 2022, or require further information on any Residential Property matter, please contact Susanna Levingstone in the Residential Property department at Comptons Solicitors LLP. ( / 020 3830 6276).