Quiz - how well do you understand your lease?
Understand the key things you should know about your lease. If you are a purchaser, this can help make sure your solicitor has covered all of these points and explained them clearly to you.
It depends on the terms of the lease between the building owner (the freeholder) and the leaseholders.
Often there is no specific mention of fire risk assessments in the lease. But the freeholder may be able to use other wording in the lease (for example, in a ‘sweeping up’ clause) to justify passing on the cost to the leaseholders.
If leaseholders are asked to pay, the cost is usually included in the annual service charge.
More information you might find useful:
- Who pays for fire safety measures such as changing the cladding on blocks of flats?
- Who is responsible for carrying out a fire risk assessment?
- Fire risk assessments: how often must they be done?
- More Frequently Asked Questions on Fire safety
- Resolutions for service charge disputes
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