Over 25% of FSO prosecutions involve domestic premises

In his final article reviewing cases prosecuted under the Fire Safety Order, Fire Safety Lawyer Warren Spencer has revealed that over a quarter of all prosecutions brought under the order since 2009 involve an element of domestic living, despite the Order not being intended to apply to domestic premises.

The impact of the Grenfell Tower tragedy can already be seen statistically. In the eight years leading up to 2017, there were 12 prosecutions relating to purpose-built flats, yet in the two years following Grenfell, there were 14 prosecutions relating to similar premises. […]

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