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Letter to Lessee who owns flat front fire door requiring works to be fire compliant


This Letter to Lessee who owns flat front fire door requiring works to be fire compliant relates to the situation where the lessee owns the front door but following a fire risk assessment it is found not to be fire compliant. The landlord cannot replace the door themselves and the letter instructs the tenant to replace the door with a fire compliant front door. This should be printed on the landlord’s headed paper and sent to the lessee.

The Fire Safety Act 2021 confirmed that any residential building which contains two or more sets of domestic premises are within the scope of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. Responsible persons for residential buildings below 11 metres in height have a duty to put in place general fire precautions in these buildings, this duty includes making sure that all fire doors – including flat entrance doors – are capable of providing adequate protection.

More specific obligations on residential buildings above 11 metres in height have been introduced through the Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022.

This letter is not suitable for use where responsibility for front doors falls on the landlord.

The template letter is a simple covering letter to help landlords and managers comply with their obligations. 

The letter is designed to provide the Landlord and Tenant with evidence that the Landlord has taken steps to follow up on issues identified from fire risk assessments. The Tenant is asked to sign one copy of the Letter and return it to the Landlord to confirm receipt and subsequently provide evidence that the replacement door is fire compliant

This letter is in open format. Either enter the requisite details in the highlighted fields or adjust the wording to suit your purposes. 

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