It is best practice for the management company to provide an occupant of a building  access to their premises’ fire risk assessment, on request.

Ask the person who is responsible for carrying out the fire risk assessment in your building.

This could be the:

What if the freeholder, management company or managing agent doesn’t give me a copy?

There is nothing in law that says the person responsible for carrying out the fire risk assessment must give you a copy.

Some industry bodies, such as the Association of Retirement Housing Managers, say building managers should provide a copy of a fire risk assessment on request.

If your freeholder uses a managing agent, there is an official complaints procedure you can follow.

First, you should complain to the individual agent directly. If that does not work, you should make a formal complaint through the internal complaints procedure at the agent’s company.

If you are still unhappy, you can then complain to a redress scheme. All managing agents in England must be a member of one of 3 redress schemes:


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