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Guest AlisonS

My daughter is a student and has rented a shared student house.
I am concerned as she has got the top loft bedroom with only one varilux window which is about 4ft of the floor and is on the third floor.
If there was a house fire, she has no means of escape except that through that window onto a sloping grey slate roof. What is your advice on this situation please.
Thank you

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Assuming it is not a purpose built block of flats and the premises meets FIRE SAFETY Guidance on fire safety provisions for certain types of existing housing which is the guidance for this type of premises then her escape from fire will be via the staircase and in any case emergency access windows are not acceptable above 4,5 m from the ground.

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