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Comptons Clarifies...The Government's Fire Safety Guide for Purpose Built Flats

Did you know that in 2011 the Government produced a Fire Safety Guide for purpose built flats?

The guide recommends that for low-rise blocks of up to three storeys above ground, built in the last 20 years, fire risk assessments should be:

  • reviewed every 2 years
  • redone every 4 years


For blocks with higher risks (for example, because of the age of the building), or those more than 3 storeys high, the guidance recommends that fire risk assessments should be:

  • reviewed every year
  • redone every 3 years


In extreme cases (for the highest-risk buildings), the guidance recommends doing a new fire risk assessment once a year.

Susanna Levingstone - Senior Associate Solicitor Comptons Solicitors
About the Author
Susanna Levingstone, Solicitor, Residential Property

Specialises in: Property Conveyancing, Large Rural Estates, Lockout Agreements, Auctions, Options and Time-critical Contract Races, Attended Exchanges, Acting for First Time Buyers, Property Dealers & Developers, Cohabitation Agreements

If you would like to speak to someone regarding the Government’s Fire Safety Guide for Purpose Built Flats, or require further information on any Residential Property matter, please contact Susanna Levingstone in the Residential Property department at Comptons Solicitors LLP. ( / 020 3830 6276).