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Responsible person (RP)

The person responsible for making sure that:

It is the RP who should ensure the building has a valid Fire risk assessment.

In a block of flats the responsible person is typically

In a block of flats the RP is only liable for the common arears, such as corridors, passages, landings and stairwells.

The RP is defined in Paragraph 3 of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.

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LEASE is governed by a board, appointed as individuals by the Secretary of State for the Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities.