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Major blaze at housing block in south-west London

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I believe that the poor quality of fire protection is a general problem in new build properties. Lenders ultimately carry the risk and it would seem to be in their interests to ensure that purchasers of any property obtain an independent fire survey from a reputable specialist surveyor. These people do exist, eg Arnold Tarling. The cost of the survey could be deducted from the purchase cost, and if a survey reveals serious problems, the vendor ought to be made to pay (by legislation) the cost of the survey whether or not the purchase proceeds. This would protect lenders and the public.

Posted date

10 September, 2019

Posted time

11:28 am

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