I own a flat in a block of 21 units with three levels, and we have a managing agent overseeeing the cleaning and gardening and legal stuff. I have been informed that we need to install a fire alarm system in the common areas costing thousands of pounds. I have had some verbal advice that as the stairwells are 'sterile' just basic alarms would suffice. There are fire doors leading into every property and internal fire doors inside the properties as well. I keep getting quoted the Landlord & Tennant Act 1985. Surely as the flats are 90% owner occupiers this does not relate to us. Can anyone throw some light onto this please?