Advice on the rights and remedies when dealing with issues of fire safety
We act for many large landlord clients in advising on their rights and remedies when faced with issues of fire safety – particularly where matters attract a high degree of urgency. Cases we have dealt with include determining the costs and charging structure of a scheme of cladding replacement, adequacy of internal fire doors and compartmentation and discussing potential liabilities and routes of recovery for the said works.
We regularly represent landlords and management companies in the Tribunal system to determine the reasonableness and payability of fire safety works, including any necessary dispensation applications. We also regularly assess new-build warranties and insurance contracts in order to consider whether any liability is owed elsewhere.
Many cases involve applications to the First-Tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) to approve budgets including requisite fire safety works. We are also experienced in dealing with responses to Enforcement Notices, Improvement Notices and all enforcement action that may be served by a competent authority, regularly advising on such issues and any appeals.
We can advise Landlords, Management Companies, Local Authorities, Asset Managers and similar parties on such issues as:
Trusted advice on the procedure, documentation and requirements of Section 20
Fast, experienced service charge collection services on both residential and commercial property