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.
Your local fire and rescue authority (FRA) is responsible for enforcing fire safety in your area.
Your local fire service can tell you who your FRA is (it might be your local council). The fire service may also have information about the FRA on its website.
The FRA gets its power for enforcing fire safety regulations from the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.
The Order gives FRAs the power to:
- inspect buildings
- make the person responsible for fire safety in your building carry out a fire risk assessment or safety improvements (through an enforcement notice)
- make the person responsible for fire safety tell the FRA about any changes to the building that may raise the risk of fire (through an alterations notice)
- force buildings (or parts of buildings) to close (through a prohibition notice)
More information you might find useful:
- Which law covers fire safety?
- Who is responsible for carrying out a fire risk assessment?
- Fire risk assessments: how often must they be done?
- Who pays for a fire risk assessment?
- More Frequently Asked Questions on Fire safety
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