Acquisition, occupation, operation, management and disposal of property assets takes place within a broad legislative and regulatory framework. Compliance standards may be of significance with regard to asset value, contract project procurement and occupational matters.

Primary legislation and delegated legislation in the form of statutory instruments which concern standards, condition and occupation of built assets are diverse and not limited to legislation and regulations exclusively concerned with property.

Legislative and regulatory compliance may form part of broadly based consultancy such as technical due diligence or form the basis upon which a specific consultancy line may be derived such as the Party Wall Etc Act 1996.

Legislative and regulatory considerations include:

  • Building Act and Building Regulations
  • Planning and development
  • Hazardous materials
  • Energy efficiency
  • Equality
  • Neighbourly matters
  • Environment
  • Contaminated land