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Retrospective kitchen fire door required


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The owner of my building (a council), gave me consent to replace my kitchen with a long list of pre-conditions for doing the work. A fire door wasn't on that list.

After the work was complete (back in 2018), they inspected it and told me that I had to put a fire door on the kitchen entrance. They won't sign off the work until I do so.

The cost of a new glazed fire door and fitting is significant. I might not have done the work at all if I'd known about this.

Are they able to do this? As a leaseholder, should I have to bear all the costs?

Thanks in advance for your advice!

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Yes, you decided to change the kitchen so you pay for it - your lease will place obligations on you for various aspects and this probably counts - I assume the existing kitchen was suitable under housing legislation.

Is it a flat or self contained house?

The rules they are applying should come from here: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/832631/Approved_Document_B__fire_safety__volume_1_-_2019_edition.pdf

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