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I own the front door to my flat and want to replace it. What do I do?

Before replacing a flat entrance door the leaseholder should obtain Building Regulations approval from the Building Control department at the Local Authority. This is due to the safety implications of doing such work.

Most leases will also require leaseholders to apply for written consent to do so before they carry out any alterations. This would usually include any alterations to or replacement of the entrance door to the flat.


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