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 not sure who owns the fire door to your property, you should read through your lease. Your lease should describe the extent of your “demised premises” i.e. what you own. Under the terms of most leases, it is common for the leaseholder to own the flat entrance door and be responsible for its maintenance and repair.
In some cases the freeholder retains ownership of this door and/or is responsible for its maintenance and repair. If your freeholder is responsible to maintain and repair the fire door, the costs of this work will be paid for by the leaseholders through the service charge.
More information you might find useful:
- I own the front door to my flat and want to replace it. What do I do?
- Who pays for the replacement/upgrade of an existing fire door?
- What are the leaseholder protections in the Building Safety Act 2022?
- More Frequently Asked Questions on Fire safety
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