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Listed Buildings

Historical and architectural importance

A Listed Building is included on a national register as one of historical and architectural importance. There are over 1000 Listed Buildings in Leicestershire and Rutland. 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 the property and includes any extensions added. It may include garden walls, courtyards and even statues within the garden. The national register includes the address of the property, the date first listed, the grade of the listing, map reference and a brief description of the property.

Conservation Areas

Local authorities have a duty to designate as Conservation Areas any areas of special architectural or historic interest, the character of which it is desirable to preserve or enhance. There are now 9,000 unique Conservation Areas in England.

Clearly Listed Buildings and those properties located within Conservation Areas can be more complex to sell, and that is when experience counts. Our estate agency has advised on, sold and acquired on behalf of clients, many of the most significant listed homes in Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Rutland since 1997. Our experience may be helpful to you if you are thinking about selling a Listed Building or just require clarity on the practical aspects of ownership.

For more information on how to purchase, maintain or sell a listed building, get in touch with Jonathan Cameron on 01858 410008, who lives in a Listed Building himself.

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