The Upper Tribunal considered whether the cost of a waking watch should be payable by leaseholders, where they were incurred as a result of the landlord’s failure to carry out necessary fire risk assessments. (Radcliffe Investment Properties Ltd v Meeson  UKUT 209 (LC) )
A waking watch is a system where specially trained people continually patrol all floors and the outside of the building. The purpose of this is to detect a fire, raise the alarm, and manage any evacuation.
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