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Who pays for the replacement or upgrade of an existing fire door?

If the front door forms part of the leaseholder’s demised premises, and it is their obligation under the lease to maintain and repair, the leaseholder will pay for their own door.

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.


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