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 own your front door under the terms of the lease, and it is your obligation to maintain and repair it, you will have to pay for the replacement or upgrade of the existing door. If you are not sure who owns the fire door to your property, you should read through your lease.
Often the freeholder has to follow statutory obligations. If the lease says that the door is the freeholder’s responsibility to maintain and repair, then usually the cost of replacing or upgrading doors would be paid for by the leaseholders through the service charge.
More information you might find useful:
- Can I be forced to upgrade or replace my front door if it is the door that was there when I purchased the flat?
- Service charge dispute resolution flowchart
- What are the leaseholder protections in the Building Safety Act 2022?
- More Frequently Asked Questions on Fire safety
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