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A guide to owning or buying a listed building in Leicestershire & Rutland


The James Sellicks’ practice has advised on, sold and acquired on behalf of clients, many of the most significant listed homes in Leicestershire and Rutland over the last fifteen years.

This experience may be helpful to you if you are thinking about buying or contemplating selling a listed building or just require clarity on the practical aspects of ownership.

What is a listed building?

There are over 1000 listed buildings in Leicestershire & Rutland. Listing means the building is included on a national register as a property of architectural or historical importance.

It means that its style and character must be maintained and owners have a responsibility and duty to ensure its upkeep. Contrary to popular belief listing protects the complete building both inside and out, the area immediately surrounding and includes any extensions previously added.

It may also include garden walls, courtyards and even statuary within the garden.

The register includes the address of the property, the date first listed, the grade of the listing, a map reference and a brief description of the property.

For further information, download our PDF guide to owning or buying a listed building in Leicestershire & Rutland below:

Listed Properties Guide PDF

We hope this guide will help you understand the obligations and responsibilities but above all, enjoy the unique character that comes with the ownership of a listed building.


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