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Responsibility for carrying out a fire risk assessment in your building could be with:
- the owner (freeholder)
- a residents’ management company
- a Right to Manage company
- a managing agent
In law, responsibility for fire safety in the shared parts of a building is that of the ‘responsible person’. For blocks of flats or large houses in multiple occupation, this is usually the freeholder or management company.
However, the freeholder or management company may decide to give some of these responsibilities to a managing agent. This can include arranging for a fire risk assessment to be done or reviewed.
The responsible person (or agent) may carry out the fire risk assessment themselves, or may employ someone else to do it. See ‘Who can carry out a fire risk assessment?’
More information you might find useful:
- Who can carry out a fire risk assessment?
- How do I get a copy of my building’s fire risk assessment?
- Fire risk assessments: how often must they be done?
- More Frequently Asked Questions on Fire safety
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