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.
If you are responsible for fire safety in a building, it is your legal responsibility to make sure that the building has an up to date fire risk assessment.
The law says that the ‘responsible person’ must get a ‘suitable and sufficient’ fire risk assessment that covers the shared parts of their building.
As the responsible person, you must also:
- get the fire risk assessment reviewed regularly
- act on any recommendations in the assessment, such as keeping escape routes clear or providing fire extinguishers
If you do not carry out a fire risk assessment you could face an unlimited fine and/or up to 2 years in prison.
More information you might find useful:
- Who is responsible for carrying out a fire risk assessment?
- Fire risk assessments: how often must they be done?
- Which law covers fire safety?
- Who enforces fire safety law?
- What are the leaseholder protections in the Building Safety Act 2022?
- More Frequently Asked Questions on Fire safety
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