Counting the Cost: Fire safety improvement post-Grenfell. Ben Maltz, Five Paper

 

Ben Maltz – Five Paper

Ever since the tragic Grenfell fire, landlords of high-rise apartment blocks have understandably been quick to address potential fire risks that affect their buildings. This will have significant consequences in the field of residential service charges. In one of the first reported First-tier Tribunal decisions to consider such service charge recoverability the Tribunal decided, under the terms of the lease in this particular case, that the cost of providing fire marshals for a “Waking Watch” up to 19 December 2017 and the replacement of the cladding was recoverable through the service charge.

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