Rights of fire escape
Rights of fire escape

The following Property guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Rights of fire escape
  • Escape over an adjoining building
  • Rights granted to tenants or by licence
  • CPSEs

The use and value of property can be undermined where rights of fire escape are inadequate or vulnerable to change. Consider:

  1. can the right be terminated? If so, is there provision for an alternative route?

  2. is the right subject to conditions?

  3. is the right personal?

  4. does the right only exist whilst an adjoining building exists, or exists in its current state?

  5. what happens to the right if the adjoining building is demolished or redeveloped?