Help & advice
What does owning a listed building mean?
In simple terms your home is considered of special architectural or historic interest the listing of which protects the whole of the building both inside and outside. If you wish to demolish, alter or extend your building in any way which affects the character or setting, you must contact the conservation officer at your local district council for Listed Building Consent (LBC). LBC is similar to planning permission although no fees are payable.
Failure to obtain consent before altering a listed building may result in a fine or even a term of imprisonment. Local authority can also serve an enforcement notice in respect of unauthorised works requiring owners to restore the building to its former state. These notices can also be enforced for works carried out by previous owners.
For full details of ownership download a copy of our guide by clicking on the attachment above or alternatively call our office on 01795 844939 and we will happily post a printed copy.