>What are my responsibilities as a landlord?

In the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower tragedy, the Government have instated a raft of new changes in order to protect residents.

Does this affect me?

Yes it will, if you manage an individual flat and even more importantly, if you manage blocks of flats.

If you manage individual flats and don't have responsiblity for the common areas, contact the block managers and confirm the flat doors conform to current building standards. They must provide a minimum of 30 minutes fire resistance along with smoke leakage restriction.

The guidance suggests a risk assessment should be provided which confirms that an evaluation has been undertaken and any remedial works recommended completed.

If you need any further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us at Orchards Estates info@orchardsestates.com or call either 01935 277977 or 01460 477977.

It is important as agents, landlords and property managers that risk assessments are collated. In the event of any further tragic incidents, these will provide evidence of due diligence.

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