LEASE provides FREE initial advice to members of the public on fire safety aspects of residential long leasehold property. We can help if your enquiry is about a flat with a lease longer than 21 years.
If you have a question or concern about fire safety in leasehold, please see the frequently asked questions below. You can also get free advice from our experienced advisers, by booking a telephone appointment, or by writing to us.
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If you are a leaseholder with fire safety concerns we encourage you to complete this survey. The information you provide will be passed on to the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government, to assist them in determining the necessary response to fire safety issues and concerns. You may be contacted for a follow up. The Government are keen to hear from leaseholders for their views on this important issue.
We are here to:
- Give free, independent. impartial information and guidance on fire safety
- Advice by telephone, email and post is initial advice. This is outline, summary, legal advice to ensure you understand your rights. We will help you better engage on fire safety issues, such as interim and remedial fire safety costs. We cannot act for you. If you need other assistance, we will guide you to where you should go next.
- Advice and information by ‘outreach’. If there are 20 or more leaseholders in your building, then an outreach event may be the most efficient way for us to assist. We can speak to the group about a particular point of concern and/or have an advice surgery for individuals to obtain personal advice.
Please use our event form to arrange an event close to you. We can also hold events by Skype, conference call, or webinar.
- Assisting in resolution of disputes with your landlord regarding the costs of fire safety measures
- We offer a free mediation service. Mediation can be a swifter and less expensive way of sorting out issues.
- Fire Risk Assessments
- What is a fire risk assessment?
- How do I get a copy of my building’s fire risk assessment?
- My building has no fire risk assessment. What do I do?
- Fire risk assessments: how often must they be done?
- Who is responsible for carrying out a fire risk assessment?
- Who can carry out a fire risk assessment?
- I’m responsible for fire safety in a block of flats. Do I need a fire risk assessment?
- Who pays for a fire risk assessment?
- Fire safety regulations