High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 16th March 2020.

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Photo of Andrew Slaughter Andrew Slaughter Labour, Hammersmith

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the guidance note entitled, Building safety advice for building owners, including fire doors, what support his Department is providing to leaseholders that are unable to sell their properties while the freeholder is carrying out fire safety checks.

Photo of Christopher Pincher Christopher Pincher Minister of State (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

Building safety is the responsibility of the building owner and they must ensure that they move swiftly to identify and address any fire safety issues they find. They should let leaseholders know of any planned safety checks and must be forthcoming with the outcomes of those checks and the actions arising from them.

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