Assessments that relate to endangering lives cannot be made by persons that do not have professional qualifications, or those that do not deal with these rules on a daily basis.
There will almost be no underpinning certainty or accountably by such persons if there is a fatal injury or death that results from advice given by a ‘non’ competent person (e.g advice from a builder/architect/designer).
RECENT COURT CASES
If as a managing agent/landlord you do not comply with the regulations then you are breaking the law – and you will be committing an offence. See recent court cases that have lead to successful convictions for both landlords and managing letting agents.