How should we measure whether the overall system enables redress if things go wrong? Are there effective routes for residents/leaseholders/others to be compensated for historic and new defects? And for those who design/build defective premises to be held to account?

Background

Key areas here are developing our understanding of the drivers of behaviour across the industry, and the benefits and potential risks that technological change may bring.

Next steps

The lead contacts are: Lesley Smith, Senior Principal Research Officer, Analysis, Research and Co-ordination Unit, Analysis and Data Directorate: Lesley.Smith@levellingup.gov.uk and David Hughes, Head of the Chief Scientific Adviser’s office: psChiefScientificAdviser@levellingup.gov.uk.

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