Fire Safety; Apartment Purchase

Hi All,

I am trying to close the transaction on an apartment. The solicitor came back with such issue:
“client could not give the confirmation in relation to the fire worthiness of the development at this time”
What would you advise? Proceed or withdraw?
Thanks for advice
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Really depends on how you feel about beng burned alive.

Run, or burn

Sounds like the place is worthy of a fire alright.

Depends on how much you like/want the place. Might not actually be a problem if the apartment is reasonably old. If newer all the paperwork should be in place. You could get your own fire engineer to have a look.

Need more info OP
Have you had a surveyor out? Might be a lack of paperwork rather than an issue per se

The local authority should be able to tell you in writing if the building is/was compliant. Hound them. If they can’t tell you so that you’re satisfied, run. Even if you like the place.