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Service charges and other issues

Service charges, administration charges, ground rent, recognised tenants associations and forfeiture. For a brief summary...

Leasehold Extension – Getting Started

The right to extend the lease of a flat under the Leasehold Reform Housing and...

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Section 20 Consultation for Private Landlords, Resident Management Companies and their Agents

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Right to Manage

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Fire door

A fire door is a fire resistant entrance to a flat that leads to shared or communal areas within a building. Fire doors are installed to prevent a fire inside of a flat spreading to the communal areas and escape routes within the building. Fire doors can also stop a fire in the communal area of the building spreading into individual flats.

A fire door is usually the front entrance to a flat, however some internal doors such as a kitchen door can also be a fire door.

The current Building Regulations, Approved Document B, specify that front doors of purpose built flats should be fire doors that offer a minimum of 30 minutes’ fire resistance.

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