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Who is responsible for paying for works recommended under the fire risk assessment?

It depends on the terms of the lease between the building owner (the freeholder) and the leaseholders.

It may well be there is no specific mention of fire risk assessments in the lease or indeed of works recommended to be carried out as a result of such an assessment. The freeholder may be able to rely on other wording in the lease to justify passing on the cost of such works to the leaseholder in the form of service charges but ultimately it is a matter of interpretation of the particular lease.


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